Buying A New Computer

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by showkjh, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. showkjh

    showkjh Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so I'm buying a new computer, and I need some help deciding in what I should buy specifically

    My budget is $2000 CDN, I'll use it mostly for gaming, but not like hardcore gaming, just casual, but I'll also be using it for general use. So some help in deciding what parts would be nice
     
  2. sufyan

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    hmm suggestion:

    512 mb
    80 GB
    Windows Vista Home Basic
     
  3. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    Q6600 $300
    thermalright ultra 120/ ultima 90/ tuniq tower etc. $50
    2GB micron d9 based RAM $50
    x38 based motherboard $150-250
    8800GT or HD3870 vid card $230-300
    2*320GB drives RAID0 $150
    some monitor $500ish
    some mouse $50
    Nice case $100-200

    I'll dig up links later, but tell me how that looks to you
     
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    inverse Banned from GR

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    = Epic Fail
     
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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...4#productdetail
    There goes a nice comp, that monitor is the ---- too (have the same one but only 19 in), I'm not too good with video cards but I know that one isn't top notch, should be good for your "casual" gaming I THINK. Someone else that knows that they're talking about (xlink) fill him in.
     
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    Nah, that graphics card will be useless for all gaming. 8500GT's are crap. Right now, go for either an ATi 3850/70 or an 8800GT. Best bang for buck, by a long way.
     

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