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  1. Merryginal

    Merryginal New Member

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    Hi guys, i recently move to Canada and i have some difficulty with $. The difference between € and $ is huge, i entend to build my PC soon but do you guys think that 900$ is enough for this kind of stuff ?

    Thanks and sorry about the spelling mistakes.
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    What is your intended use for the system? $900 can build a system but it depends on what you want it to do.
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    Hi, and welcome to TPU! Yes, it's very possible to build with $900!

    Now, what is the pupose of your build? What do you intend to use it for? Have you identified any parts at all you are onterested in?
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    Ho sorry, i entend to build a gaming PC. And i play a lot but i dont know anything about building a pc.
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    Ok, got a friend that knows how to build a system? Also do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and OS as well as the tower?
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    Hey, i noticed you said you want to make a gaming pc. It is of course possible with $900 but you will have to cut back on certain components like power supply and hard drive. If possible get a 600W power supply and also save on the case. You can get a decent case for about $80. You should focus on spending most of it on the CPU and Graphics Card. Dont go all out on a motherboard either, get a good end one but not too pricey. I advise ASUS P-series. Theyre good and not too pricey, but do look around. 500GB Hard drive should be good enough. For gaming you obviously want a good Graphics Card so Nvidia GT series is pretty good. RAM 8GB should be enough, given you are using 64bit OS.
    Have fun building and using your PC! Do ask if you have any more questions :)
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    Wow thanks a lot guys for all the info ! I will buy it in 2-3 mouths propably, so i'll take a look at all these pieces and try to understand a bit more what it is now, thanks again !
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    More than enough, I've spent approximately $700 on mine, including monitor...

    And if your country doesn't have extremely high taxes then you can build a much more powerful PC with the same amount.
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    Thanks for the info Blue-Knight, in the plus side, because i build it on my own i can upgrade it as much as i want so i expect to upgrade it every 5-6 month, i think it will be ok ! Maybe i'll try to get a SSD before anything else...
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    I Think it's not enough $;) ;) ;)
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    before deciding build a pc you need to pay attention for something like
    what is your purpose, gaming, office, multimedia, overclocking etc
    budget ofcourse
    what kind of hardware that you wanna put there, like do you need SLI or crossfire, how many HDD, you wanna run raid?
    any add on, like maybe better cooling solution
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    It is enough to build a PC, not the fastest PC on the planet... And as the OP didn't specify the PC type, then yes it is enough.

    It is not enough to build the highest end PC as you've suggested.
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    Why u Report my post .. ..I'm so Surprise Sir .. Please Respect all Opinion .. .. @blue Knight' :peace::lovetpu::peace:
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    where you were living in europe ? [france ?]
    beware that canada-usa are really more coldy than here.
    euro is 1.3 1.45 dollars , canadian dollar is nearly equal to the usa 's one

    today i was having 17*c ;']

    this coming sunday should be cool too
    [​IMG]

    i should be happy but some trees are already having flowers ...same goes with animals
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    Yes Im from france and i recently move to Montreal. For my PC i dont want a super ultra high quality PC, just the best i can get with 900$, i will upgrade it often after that. But if you guys say that with 200$ more there is a huge difference...i will just wait.
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    Did you hear that, joo003464? It means it is enough... :)
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    start to buy things but try to be wise , here are some good second-hand products
    but ebay has a lot of good things , refurbished or second-hands and paypal lets you have two weeks to be sure products work [ even if seller says product can not be returned ... some thiefs believe they can make bucks with brokens....]

    so if i were you and if you are a gamer , after an ups and a 850-1000w psu platinium ,
    i would buy an asrock killer http://www.asrock.com/microsite/Fatal1tyKiller/Fatal1ty 990FX Killer.html
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty 990FX Killer/
    http://www.thessdreview.com/our-rev...ew-fatal1ty-fx990-killer-am3-amd-motherboard/

    that is at 146 euro at ldlc.com
    plus a cpu amd with 3.3 or above Ghz , it turns around 150 euro

    then 16 Go for 150 euro again [4x4Go] or [2x8Go]
    http://www.crucial.fr/eu/store/listparts.aspx?model=Fatal1ty 990FX Killer&Cat=RAM

    may be you will refer a cpu with the vga [ and do hybrid crossfirex with a specific graphic card choice is not big and will not be..] or not , here is the choice [in french]

    http://www.tomshardware.fr/articles/comparatif-cpu-amd-intel,2-8.html

    so with the last 150 you can buy monitor mouse keyb and speakers plus hard-drive or a vga
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    Merryginal New Member

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    Thanks jcgency but i can put this 150euro left in the PC too because i already own keyboard/mouse/monitor and speakers, and i cant use Euro because im in Canada so i use canadian $ and at the moment this site - http://www.newegg.ca/ - is the only one i know.
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    open a paypal account to pay bills and be secured .
    prices in euros [in france ] should be a lot lower in america .

    i also import from : http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php
    look at the clearance , they have some new psu with 50% rebate
    this shop also have everything you may need for a pc

    visit ebay and amazon for good prices
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    Ok thanks a lot for all these info ! But if buy all these pieces in america the delivery and taxes will cost a lot so its the same as if i buy it in canada right ?
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    The list was compiled by the builders so I'm sure they know what they're doing.
  25. jcgeny

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    canada + mexico + usa is a free market like europe . some states in the usa are applying some taxes when you buy things , most of the time it s california .
    for amazon canada : www.amazon.ca
    for ebay canada : www.ebay.ca

    if you look at devises curency , canadian $ is at 1.5 euro :

    http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=asrock killer&_sop=15

    first 990 killer board as an import from usa is 221.21 $ , that is 147,47 euro same price as ldlc.com in france
    to check lowest possible price in europe , i use shopping-google.de : https://www.google.de/#q=asrock 990fx killer&tbm=shop
    here i get 130,5 euro = 195.75 ca $

    the ebay seller has a cool price and its ribbon is a cool warranty
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ASROCK-FATAL...57?pt=Motherboards&hash=item417c369145&_uhb=1

    like i told you use paypal to pay on ebay : it is "gratis"
    use an e-card when you have to pay with visa : http://particuliers.lcl.fr/quotidien/services-cartes-bancaires/ecarte-bleue/
    ask your canadian bank if they do that or not and even open a new bank account to have the visa-e-card and set paypal on this account too .

    then you ll this tool
    [​IMG]
    no-one will hack your bank account ;']

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