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Hey , soon I will be buying a new gaming pc and I would like to know places / what to buy.
I'm ready to spend around 1550$. Also , I'm canadian.
post #2 of 46
I think most of the responses you will get is to build your own. But if you want to buy a prebuilt one I suggest heading over to Canada computers to pick one out.
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Yeah , that's what I meant. I just wanted to know if people knew good websites and stuff because I'm pretty new to this.
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http://www.anandtech.com/tag/guides
http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/buildapc

and this very sites stickied threads. DO not under any circumstance buy a prebuilt. Making your own is simple, and does not require as much knowledge as hyped or purported to be.

Look through those links, and this site's stickies, should give you a good idea on technology.

Also, good sites to look at include:

Amazon
Newegg.ca
NCIX.ca
     
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I found this one that seems good http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229308 , can anyone confirm or deny?
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Originally Posted by guitargod View Post

I found this one that seems good http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229308 , can anyone confirm or deny?

Utterly useless if you are doing as you said, just gaming. Nothing warrants the use of LGA 2011, and while I do agree the 3820 is a potent CPU, it doesn't warrant the cost of this PC. In short, no I do not think it is a good deal, even taking into account Canadians have to pay up the butt for technology compared to the good ol' US of A.

I beg of you to please take the time to look at the sites I have mentioned and they will guide you as to how to make a basic pc. In a few moments, I will give you a collection of reviews and you can choose which motherboard you want to choose.

But this is all up to you, if you do choose to stay with ignorance and not take the time to learn about this (I'm sure you may have time constraints, perfectly understandable) be prepared to take quite a bit of flak here as this forum is built from the ground up not only on the discussion of techonology, but the building of your own computer.

TL;DR That computer you have suggested is not good for your money.
     
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You will get better performance if you build it yourself $1500 CAD build (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Memory Express)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.88 @ Canada Computers)
Hard Drive: Seagate SV35 Series 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($509.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.88 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Mouse: Logitech B100 Wired Optical Mouse ($7.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1423.58

If you don't like the case, there is still some leeway to get whatever case you want (within reason). A $1500 CAD build is able to fit the best GPU out on the market with ease.

PS: The 750W psu is enough for 2 x GTX 680s, incase you upgrade anytime in the future.
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You should check out the for sale section here on OCN.. there are several complete rigs for sale that have much better bang for buck, especially with a budget that large!
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Originally Posted by mingqi53 View Post

You should check out the for sale section here on OCN.. there are several complete rigs for sale that have much better bang for buck, especially with a budget that large!

If you are set on not building one yourself and are going to buy one already built, do the above. If you buy a pre-built new from anyone else you are going to get punched in the wallet.
    
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