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Looking to build a cheap gaming rig ~$700 CDN

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by cloaker, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. cloaker New Member

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    I'm looking to build a new, but cheap gaming rig for around $700 CDN. I could spend $1200 right now on something good, but i'd rather save that $500 for upgrades in the future, which means that this computer needs to be very upgradable. I'll probably be doing the upgrade in spring/summer 2010. Any suggestions?

    You can find the prices at any of the Canadian stores ( newegg.ca ncix.com canadacomputers.com tigerdirect.ca ), but the items have to all be available at ncix.com since i will be price matching everything.

    Thanks :)
     
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    get mobo with 2 PCI express slots at 16x. POWERCOLOR PCS+ 4890 with 950mhz core seems potent for now, and will be even more if you xfire later. but in xfire it will draw power, so 800w quality PSU with good reviews is a must in my opinion for this video card in xfire. Amd looks more affordable right now, phenom II 945 seems good. i would try for ddr3 1600 or 1800..
     
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    Not sure what Canadian pricing is like, what with tax and duties carrying it across borders and limited selection within the country, buuuuuuuttt...

    Wait a few weeks for 785G boards to come out. Throw an X3 710 on top of that, along with 4GB DDR3. Go HD4850/GTS250 for graphics, plus whatever HDD/ODD combo tickles your fancy. Should be able to fit all that plus a midrange case and PSU without issue.
     
  4. cloaker New Member

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    Check the sites and you will see the pricing :p

    On NCIX, the tax is only 5% and i can get free shipping so its not that bad. Also, the selection in Canada is pretty good, its just the pricing that's not as good as it should be considering the exchange rate.

    Also, do you think it will be worth it for me to get the X2 550 and try unlocking the cores?
     
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    No one reads the first post, I mentioned that its $700 canadian.
     
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    your links dont work :S
     
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    CPU - 120
    PSU - 110
    MOBO - 145
    CASE - 70
    RAM - 49
    VGA - 170

    Total - 665. The rest goes for a cooler

    You then upgrade cpu, ram and add another 4870
     
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    don't forget to include a DVD drive if you need one :) that is a nice parts selection lizard
     
  10. cloaker New Member

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    Thanks Lizard. I was looking into a similar build and was thinking to get a 4850 to fit it within the budget, but now that u mentioned it...going with 2GB of RAM for now makes more sense.
     

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