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What you be best place i was going to go with ibuypower but with horrible service and damage in shipping it not a good idea and need it to ship to Canada. I was going to bo with ipb but since i know nothing of pc's i would not know how to fix it and would have to send it back if broke.
 
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DigitalStorm gaming computers look amazing:
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/

Looks like you can buy online and customize everything, even buy an overclock on your cpu, gpu, or memory! Not sure about Canadian shipping though.
 

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Everyone is going to say ''just build your own''

I would say Cyberpower pc but they are just like ibuypower. Digitalstorm looks good.

Alienware can be good if you have a truckload of cash to spend.
 

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OMFG YES THANKS GOD I LOVE YOU LOL AND DOES SHIP CANADA! It makes me mad how most custom build sites don't like cyberpower and such.
 

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Everyone is going to say ''just build your own''

I would say Cyberpower pc but they are just like ibuypower. Digitalstorm looks good.

Alienware can be good if you have a truckload of cash to spend.
I tried building a month ago ended up breaking 2 500$ gpu's and frying my power supply.
Lucky i got my money back for gpu's though
 

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You're from canada?
www.newegg.ca

While I and 95% of the rest of TPU will tell you to build your own (and guide you through the whole process), if you just plain insist on buying a prebuilt, there are prebuilt computers available at newegg.
 
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You're from canada?
www.newegg.cn

While I and 95% of the rest of TPU will tell you to build your own (and guide you through the whole process), if you just plain insist on buying a prebuilt, there are prebuilt computers available at newegg.
He already said he tried to build one month/s back but he had problems.(both his $500 GPU's got screwed over and PSU blew according to him)

I still think he should build as its cheaper and a whole lot of fun:)(plus you don't get that extra crap' installed on it)
 
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you still van buy a gaming pc from newegg.ca (not cn lol)... If you have patience etc, I can build you one this summer and send it to you (I will OC etc for you... did it with 2 vancouver guys (even though I live in Mtrl) and it worked out great... one of them had to wait an extra week because I had to RMA the case)

I checked the prices (from digital storm online) and... you'd be amazed at how much I can save you ... even I am :D
 

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I wouldn't be amazed, you start clicking options like painted inside and outside and Digital Storm rips your face off. But they do make some killer comps and it would look amazing.
 
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I say wait and buy from me xD will save you hundreds, will make me be able to buy my 1st real rig... win-win
 

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I wouldn't be amazed, you start clicking options like painted inside and outside and Digital Storm rips your face off. But they do make some killer comps and it would look amazing.
Ya idk for that any way does not matter for me but it nice how you can pay them a little extra $$$ to overclock your cpu and gpu for you!
 
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Wow, they even offer to overclock it for you...not like it's hard or anything. Seriously though, isn't it just cheaper to build your own instead of going to these custom build sites? Obviously something was wrong if you ruined 2 $500 GPUs and a PSU, I haven't had any problems with my own PC and I'm using cheap old used parts, but if you have money to burn I guess why not. Bad PSU maybe?
 
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I would not just trust a stranger with a 2500$ for me so no.
The thing is that the thing you pay 2500$ for... I will get it for you for 1500$...

You don't trust me yet, and that is normal... you just arrived in this forum... Now where do you live? if you live close enough, I might just go meet you and talk with you and send the parts at your house and build for you at your house and then when everything's fine you pay me :)

Funny though, thinking about it, everyone I bought a PC for always trusted me with their money even though we didn't know each other at all :p Usually, people look for Heatware feedback to see if the person is trustable... thing is I never bought something from someone online before...

Think about it, I am a very flexible person and would do 6 hours of driving twice to wherever you live if I have to
 

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The thing is that the thing you pay 2500$ for... I will get it for you for 1500$...

You don't trust me yet, and that is normal... you just arrived in this forum... Now where do you live? if you live close enough, I might just go meet you and talk with you and send the parts at your house and build for you at your house and then when everything's fine you pay me :)

Funny though, thinking about it, everyone I bought a PC for always trusted me with their money even though we didn't know each other at all :p Usually, people look for Heatware feedback to see if the person is trustable... thing is I never bought something from someone online before...

Think about it, I am a very flexible person and would do 6 hours of driving twice to wherever you live if I have to
n-ster, I think he made it clear that he is not wanting you to build him a machine. You should just leave it alone. I do think however, that it is worth trying to do your own build again. The first time I built a rig about 10 years ago, I fried a motherboard. I learned from that experience, researched more, and I've never killed another component again (except for one boinked bios update). My guess is you would be fine the second time around. Just be patient and careful. You can literally save yourself 50% by building yourself. Not only that, but you don't have to deal with all of the preinstalled bloatware that comes with prebuilts. You will also learn some valuable skills that will save you money for as long as you own computers. You can do it, and there are several of us that will be here to help.
 
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n-ster, I think he made it clear that he is not wanting you to build him a machine. You should just leave it alone. I do think however, that it is worth trying to do your own build again. The first time I built a rig about 10 years ago, I fried a motherboard. I learned from that experience, researched more, and I've never killed another component again (except for one boinked bios update). My guess is you would be fine the second time around. Just be patient and careful. You can literally save yourself 50% by building yourself. Not only that, but you don't have to deal with all of the preinstalled bloatware that comes with prebuilts. You will also learn some valuable skills that will save you money for as long as you own computers. You can do it, and there are several of us that will be here to help.
He only said he wouldn't trust me...

But you rise a good point... he should try himself, will benefit him now AND later
 

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The thing is that the thing you pay 2500$ for... I will get it for you for 1500$...

You don't trust me yet, and that is normal... you just arrived in this forum... Now where do you live? if you live close enough, I might just go meet you and talk with you and send the parts at your house and build for you at your house and then when everything's fine you pay me :)

Funny though, thinking about it, everyone I bought a PC for always trusted me with their money even though we didn't know each other at all :p Usually, people look for Heatware feedback to see if the person is trustable... thing is I never bought something from someone online before...

Think about it, I am a very flexible person and would do 6 hours of driving twice to wherever you live if I have to
It not you lol just trust me there are some crazy people out there
 
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I can't believe you need 2k for an i7 rig with no screen and a GTS 250... You sure you don't want to buy yourself? If you live in ottawa or quebec or something I could teach you how to build :p

Seriously though, you'll save 1k$ if you build it yourself... we can help you out a lot, even make videos to show you how to do it!

Or else, don't you have friends that make their comps? I'm sure they'd be happy to come help you...

P.S: I understand that you would prefer not buy from me or wtv, but you should at least consider a friends help (and obviously TPU's help) and build your comp yourself! Or maybe just buy from someone you do trust...
 

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DigitalStorm gaming computers look amazing:
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/

Looks like you can buy online and customize everything, even buy an overclock on your cpu, gpu, or memory! Not sure about Canadian shipping though.
I can vouch for these guys. They offer you things that would cost less to do yourself, but are very time consuming and if you made a mistake would end up costing you much much more.
 
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I can vouch for these guys. They offer you things that would cost less to do yourself, but are very time consuming and if you made a mistake would end up costing you much much more.
dude, they even have some people that ask you if you need any help etc. through chat :eek:
 
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ebay is good most ebayshops sell pc's w/o a moniter but there cheap.2 i gotta 19 inch lcd 4 £70 theyd be cheaper now . and my current pc was got including vista 4 £260 intagrated gpu though.