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December 30, 2011 2:48:04 AM

Hello, i want to buy my younger brother a desktop so i thought i would build one and im trying to get on for just under $500. I was hoping some people cna give me a good build with good ram and hdd and proccessor. Thanks in advance.

Just to let you know, i live in Canada so i need it to be from canadian sites. but the bad thing is there a bit more expensive so it's a lil harder. :/ 

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December 30, 2011 3:07:52 AM

I'll try to start building you one! Do you have a preference on Intel vs. AMD? And what will it be used for?
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December 30, 2011 3:12:26 AM

And what parts do you need? If you could fill out this template it would be much easier :) 
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December 30, 2011 3:19:25 AM

i need it for gaming. i dont prefer any but i would like something like 3.0 ghz +, theres the 2x4gb ram for like 39.99 which is good i would liek that too.

dont need mouse and keyboard or screen.

must be canadian sites so , newegg.ca, or tigerdirect.ca might help you out. :/ 

Canada.

for the case i want a side to have see through and looking nice , if you cant decide this ill do it.

not sure what over clocking is or sli/crossfire is , i would like to know :D .

and if you have msn and dont mind helping me out there, that would be nice :) 
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December 30, 2011 3:26:25 AM

killermoe33 said:
i need it for gaming. i dont prefer any but i would like something like 3.0 ghz +, theres the 2x4gb ram for like 39.99 which is good i would liek that too.

dont need mouse and keyboard or screen.

must be canadian sites so , newegg.ca, or tigerdirect.ca might help you out. :/ 

Canada.

for the case i want a side to have see through and looking nice , if you cant decide this ill do it.

not sure what over clocking is or sli/crossfire is , i would like to know :D .
I'll try to suit it to your needs! Overclocking is making a component (CPU, RAM, GPU, etc.) faster than what it was originally manufactured (e.g., overclock a 3.4Ghz processor to 4.0Ghz). You can usually overclock all processors, but to do anything significant, you'd need an unlocked processor. SLI/Crossfire is basically linking multiple videos cards to form one essentially. It's used for increased power for graphics. It can get pretty expensive though :/ 
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December 30, 2011 3:45:25 AM


Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor $219
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

Gigabyte Intel Z68 Micro ATX LGA 1155 Motherboard (GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3)
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-Micro-Motherboard-...

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-EA650-Power-Supp...

Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 PCIE Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-6850-Video-100315...

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX $45.74
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-Modules-KHX16...
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December 30, 2011 3:50:15 AM

wow didn't finish that, sorry.

Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA II 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EARS $107

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Desktop-WD...

i think this might be 150 $$ over your budget but trust me, it's worth it. also, i know this isnt a canadian site but it was just for reference. also also, i think it is extremely difficult to built a decent gaming rig for under 700$. maybe change that CPU for an i3-2100.

Antec One Hundred Computer Case
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-One-Hundred-Computer-Case/d...
$55.
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December 30, 2011 3:52:54 AM

actually, take out that antec case since i hadn't seen your previous post. change the CPU to an i3-2100 and the hard drive to 500 GB. you prolly won't need more room than that and that should get you closer to 500$
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December 30, 2011 4:29:59 AM

This is the best I could do:

Processor + PSU Combo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...
- Quad-core CPU at 3.0GHz. Awesome performance for price! Power supply is 500w. Should be plenty and its 80+ certified!

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
- ASUS makes great boards. This one should have all the features you need :D 

Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
- Lowest price with good ratings and side window. Basically all I can say...

RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
- If you want to squeeze out $10 more for 8GB, then go ahead! 4GB is really all you need though...

HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
- Very good drive. Not going to find a better deal at the moment because of floods. Only downside is it's recertified...

Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
- Don't need anything more :) 

GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
- Very good card. Should be more than sufficient for gaming.

Total*: $515.12 (with O/S: $625.91)

Total w/shipping*: $575.96 (with O/S: $685.95)

*Includes rebates

I know this is over your budget, but since you live in Canada, shipping and prices are extremely high! This is the best I could do, while trying to fit all of your needs. What you could do is get an AMD A6-3650 or an AMD A6-3670K with this board: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
The 3670K is unlocked so you could bring it up to 3.0GHz. Keep everything else the same except get rid of the video card. That'd put you at $425.93 ($479.98 with shipping). Add another $116.98 if you need an O/S. You could then add one a video card later since those processors have decent integrated graphics. Hope this helped :D 
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December 30, 2011 4:39:05 AM

thanks a lot both of you! i will go over my budget it all good, i was trying to get 2 good ones i gues sill just get one. and ima look through both of yours and find my best choice and reply back with what i think is best and i hope you guys can verify for me , thanks again!
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December 30, 2011 4:50:55 AM

killermoe33 said:
thanks a lot both of you! i will go over my budget it all good, i was trying to get 2 good ones i gues sill just get one. and ima look through both of yours and find my best choice and reply back with what i think is best and i hope you guys can verify for me , thanks again!
Just to let you know, his prices and parts are from amazon.COM not .ca, so his prices are going to be different for Canada.
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December 31, 2011 12:48:10 AM

yes i noticed that and i can probably get my cuzins to get me the stuff from newegg.com from the states! so if you would like to tell me some stuff to replace or i could just search for the same stuff but in the states. thanks again :) 
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December 31, 2011 1:05:24 AM

killermoe33 said:
yes i noticed that and i can probably get my cuzins to get me the stuff from newegg.com from the states! so if you would like to tell me some stuff to replace or i could just search for the same stuff but in the states. thanks again :) 
in that case let me re-do your build! I just need to finish setting up mine :) 
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December 31, 2011 1:19:47 AM

lol, ok thanks! :p 
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March 22, 2012 10:26:08 AM

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