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Good everyday laptop that runs GW2 for 500-600

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August 12, 2012 10:09:46 PM

Hi, I'm looking for any kind of desktop that will be useful for schooling and at the same time can run Guild Wars 2 on medium with no issues, my price range is 600 750 US. I need the whole set, from scrap including a monitor. I want to play GW2 on high-ultra and be able to upgrade it in the future
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August 12, 2012 11:52:26 PM

Hi :) 

500-600 WHAT ???

This is an International site.... Rubles, Rupees ????

All the best Brett :) 
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August 13, 2012 12:15:26 AM

ahh sorry, US/CAD all the same to me, in the range specified. I am also looking into desktops in the same range as well!
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August 13, 2012 12:38:52 AM

A desktop will be much better, but $500-600 is a very slim budget for any kind of gaming. Would you be willing to build your own?
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August 13, 2012 12:54:03 AM

yea, 600-700 for a desktop
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August 13, 2012 1:17:48 AM

What exactly do you need within that budget? It'd be great if you could give this thread and edit your post accordingly.

Until then, this is an entry-level budget build for around $700 including a monitor and no OS:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ CompUSA)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS208N-P 20.0" Monitor ($119.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $672.41
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-12 21:16 EDT-0400)
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August 13, 2012 1:25:43 AM

Like the setup, if i build it from scratch is it good to go?
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August 13, 2012 1:26:50 AM

zakman22 said:
Like the setup, if i build it from scratch is it good to go?

That's what I'm asking you:
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What exactly do you need within that budget? It'd be great if you could give this thread and edit your post accordingly.
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August 13, 2012 1:44:08 AM

ahh yes from scratch, the windows 7 programs, i'll go up to 700-800
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August 13, 2012 2:16:28 AM

Well, I'm still not clear on what exactly you need. I guess you need the monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, and a set of speakers (in addition to the PC)?

Edit: Under that assumption, I put this together:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE208T 20.0" Monitor ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.63 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft B2L-00002 Wired Ergonomic Keyboard ($22.72 @ Mwave)
Mouse: Logitech G300 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $801.74
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-12 22:25 EDT-0400)

It'll be a little over $800 all total, but there's room to change things around (keyboard and mouse are largely preference; that's just what I'd get).
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August 13, 2012 2:24:39 AM

Actually I'm just getting the PC, mouse, and the OS. I'll kijiji a monitor. Plus I'm in Canada
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August 13, 2012 2:35:21 AM

zakman22 said:
Actually I'm just getting the PC, mouse, and the OS. I'll kijiji a monitor. Plus I'm in Canada

That would've been helpful before. I'll see what I can do with that, and edit this in a little bit.
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August 13, 2012 3:09:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.25 @ DirectCanada) Free shipping
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($81.99 @ Newegg Canada) +$11.49 shipping
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.79 @ DirectCanada) +$9.99 shipping
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ Amazon Canada) Free shipping
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($144.85 @ DirectCanada) Free shipping
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.23 @ DirectCanada) Free shipping
Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada) +$5.99 shipping
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada) +$2.99 shipping
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ Computer Valley) $106 incl. shipping from TigerDirect.ca
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($42.99 @ Computer Valley) $50 with free shipping from Amazon.ca
Total: $720.07 - Proper total is ~$784.55 (not incl. rebate) plus whatever taxes you'll need to pay
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-12 22:57 EDT-0400)

That's about the best I can do with Canada's insane shipping prices.
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August 13, 2012 3:10:55 AM

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