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Alright, so I love my girlfriend, yada yada yada. Long story short, I'm aching to do a build..

I have everything I need so far.

she already has a Tuniq Tower, PSU, BFG 7300GT, Optical Drive, and an IDE harddrive (160GB). I will be giving her an Asus P5K, 2 GB Patriot PC-6400, I ordered a Q6700, and I'm undecided about a case.

Here's the picture: I have ~80.00 CAD in my paypal. What should I buy with it, and should I buy from an etailer or would I be better off paying cash (in which case i'll have to withdraw the paypal funds!) -- would it be cheaper to just go to a local vendor?

All / Any suggestions welcome.

I was hoping to buy a good quality case with some money left over for something else she might need.

She already has a Samsung 216BW (I think that's the one) and Keyboard and mouse. I know the 7300GT is kinda lame but here in Canada graphics aren't cheap and I need a case and maybe some other useful stuff for ~80 CAD.

Rep+ for all who help

Thawny
Edited by thawny - 5/22/08 at 11:24pm
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post #2 of 14
Thread Starter 
anyone?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150GB Raptor 500 Barracuda Lite-on DVD-RW Combo drive vista / xp 32 dual boot 22" Samsung 226BW 
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by thawny View Post
I know the 7300GT is kinda lame but here in Canada graphics aren't cheap and I need a case and maybe some other useful stuff for ~80 CAD.
lolwut? my card cost me $150

But in terms of case im guessing you dont want anything bigger than a midi atx case so how about.....
http://www.directcanada.com/products...e=COOLERMASTER
or
http://www.directcanada.com/products...e=COOLERMASTER

is basically what down to what kind of case you want- colour/size/windows/lighting etc.


EDIT: what is she doing btw that will require a quad core? the only reason i got mine was for my CAD work
    
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post #4 of 14
What is she going to use the pc for?

My girl got my old gaming rig: opty 165 @2.6, 2 gigs ocz plat., on a DFI NF4 SLI Ultra D (or whatever) and more lights than I have in my sig rig. Pretty much overkill for a pc that only does email and internets - but she could game like a fiend if i could talk her into it
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post #5 of 14
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She doesn't really need the quad, I just got a killer deal on it, and I want her to have the best.

Thanks for the suggestions Armadi and Suit..

I was looking at the Cooler Master Centurion. It looks like it will do the job... I don't want to spend too much. Would you guys recommend me ordering it online, or just going to a local vendor.. shipping can be quite expensive
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Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz 1.48v eVGA 680i A1 revision eVGA 9800GTX 800/2000/2350 2x1GB Patriot Extreme PC-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150GB Raptor 500 Barracuda Lite-on DVD-RW Combo drive vista / xp 32 dual boot 22" Samsung 226BW 
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Logitech G15 Antec True Power Trio 650w Antec 900 Logitech G5 
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Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz 1.48v eVGA 680i A1 revision eVGA 9800GTX 800/2000/2350 2x1GB Patriot Extreme PC-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150GB Raptor 500 Barracuda Lite-on DVD-RW Combo drive vista / xp 32 dual boot 22" Samsung 226BW 
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post #6 of 14
depends, how much can you get it for locally? my local PC performance shop is a ripoff, they charged me $250 for my armor when i could have got it delivered online for $200
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb Total (WD + Maxtor) 2x LiteOn 20x DVD Writer (SATA) Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsung T240 HD/ Sony Bravia 32" HDTV/ Samsung 932 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Media Elite USB Silverstone Zeus 650W Modified Thermaltake Armor Razer Diamondback 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis Speed 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb Total (WD + Maxtor) 2x LiteOn 20x DVD Writer (SATA) Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsung T240 HD/ Sony Bravia 32" HDTV/ Samsung 932 
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post #7 of 14
Check out the Antec Three Hundred case. Little brother to the one you and I have!
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post #8 of 14
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Yeah I can't really seem to get it locally... at best I'll have to order it from somewhere in BC (NCIX) or tddirect.ca or directcanada.com. I don't want to spend more than 50 bucks on a good case, and I would ideally like to get something else with the remainder.

To get it shipped from BC would break the bank most likely
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150GB Raptor 500 Barracuda Lite-on DVD-RW Combo drive vista / xp 32 dual boot 22" Samsung 226BW 
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Logitech G15 Antec True Power Trio 650w Antec 900 Logitech G5 
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Standard Mouse Pad 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150GB Raptor 500 Barracuda Lite-on DVD-RW Combo drive vista / xp 32 dual boot 22" Samsung 226BW 
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Logitech G15 Antec True Power Trio 650w Antec 900 Logitech G5 
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post #9 of 14
If you're giving your girlfriend a tuniq, then there is no hope for you.
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post #10 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JCJP View Post
If you're giving your girlfriend a tuniq, then there is no hope for you.
all this stuff is old, except the Q6700 and the case, (which i still have yet to decide on).

Yeah right like I'd buy all this stuff brand new.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz 1.48v eVGA 680i A1 revision eVGA 9800GTX 800/2000/2350 2x1GB Patriot Extreme PC-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150GB Raptor 500 Barracuda Lite-on DVD-RW Combo drive vista / xp 32 dual boot 22" Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec True Power Trio 650w Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Standard Mouse Pad 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz 1.48v eVGA 680i A1 revision eVGA 9800GTX 800/2000/2350 2x1GB Patriot Extreme PC-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150GB Raptor 500 Barracuda Lite-on DVD-RW Combo drive vista / xp 32 dual boot 22" Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec True Power Trio 650w Antec 900 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Standard Mouse Pad 
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