Ideas for a decent PC setup

By Dragon_of_Chaos
Jul 13, 2005
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  1. Ok I am running a 9 yr old pc with few new components and
    I have saved up about $1000 canadian
    and I'm looking to by a new complete system (monitor optional)
    what would you recommend :hotbounce
  2. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Well

    What did you intend on doing wiith this PC ? Office work, gaming (if so what kind), video editing ect.....Could cost very close to your $1000 limit or be much closer to $300.

    All depends on what your doing with it.....
  3. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH Newcomer, in training Posts: 102


    thats right, we need to know wat your going to do with the computer
  4. Dragon_of_Chaos

    Dragon_of_Chaos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    oh..uh...gaming...im not sure what you mean by what type...im ussually play rpgs and stradegy games.......but the most important part is speed.... :darth:
  5. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Here ya go

    CPU- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...details.asp?EdpNo=1366603&sku=CP1-A64-30009 E

    Mobo- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1366536&sku=M452-2810

    Memory- http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1170139&sku=C13-2920

    Hard Drive - Note you can get 2 of these and run them in RAID 0 giving you a noticable performance boost but I really dont think that will fit into your buget at the moment...dont get me wrong though this drive will still perform well on its own. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1089594&sku=TSD-120JD

    Video- now there a couple of choices here: given the fact that you are an RPG man not a ton of graphics power is needed....Even on world of warcraft the demands are not that high. But if having a new system means trying new games, id sure hate for you to get hooked on a demamding first person shooter and be under powered.....

    So in that light i'll give you a couple options:
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1351110&sku=E145-5122 the 6600GT will run just about any game out there with ease and in my opinion is well worth the money...but if you already know RPG's are all your gonna play then these cards will suite you just fine.....and still be able to play most new games fine...
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1462012&CatId=0
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1239457&CatId=0

    Total for these componants is $835.95 CAN with the the 6600GT...Less with the other cards....Id advise not skimping on any of the other componants I have listed.....That gives you atleast $165 for a case/power supply and any cd-dvd burner players you may need.....As for the case try and find one with at least a 400 watt PSU and good fan layout...Id try and find one for ya but a case is always a matter of personal preference...

    ope I have helped ya out.....

    Tigerdirect.ca is probably gonna be your least expensive route in canada but I promote that you try looking cheaper if you can find it...i wish newegg.com would start delivering to canada for you guys already.
  6. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH Newcomer, in training Posts: 102


    dude are you trying to kill him with the prices, i mean 100+ for 1 gig of ram!!>!>!?!!?! its only 80 bucks for 1 gig of ram, geez wats with everything from tigerdirect, i mean expand your resources YOU GOT the WHOlE inTernet at your fingertips

    you can buy a 19 in LCD monitor for about 200 if yuo look
  7. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Its called reading

    BEOFORE you start acusing READ.....he is from canada.....the price is in canadian dollars not usa
  8. Dragon_of_Chaos

    Dragon_of_Chaos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    lol yeah im Canadian EH!
  9. Dragon_of_Chaos

    Dragon_of_Chaos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    i had a look at those tiger direct pieces two twings any idea on taxes etc and would i have to put them together myself...i know a little but i dont want to buy than end up breaking it through my own messup
  10. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Idk

    Add all the stuff to your cart and fill in your info...it will tell you if there is any tax and how much the shipping will be....

    And yes your gonna have to put the stuff togeather yourself......

    Beleive me its not that hard.....actually quite simple....if your gonna start being into computers your gonna have to start somtime :D
  11. Dragon_of_Chaos

    Dragon_of_Chaos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    ya i guess your right and if i need any help im sure theres alot of guides etc online...thx all :angel:
  12. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Cool

    Thats the spirit...Remember just take your time and be patient. We are all here for ya if you got any questions
  13. lordxanthrax

    lordxanthrax Newcomer, in training Posts: 34

    mmmm newegg is better than tigerdirect ;)
     
  14. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    again

    If you READ up....he is in canada....newegg does not ship to canada.....
  15. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH Newcomer, in training Posts: 102


    why dont you be nice enough for him to come over to your house order some parts and let them ship to your house and then he can take them up to canada
  16. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Sounds Good

    Yeah come on over....:D
  17. Dragon_of_Chaos

    Dragon_of_Chaos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    lol thx for the invite but ill think ill be fine with TD or if not ill order from dell or mdg
  18. Dragon_of_Chaos

    Dragon_of_Chaos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    bump or death
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