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post #1 of 21
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Heres what i would like to do:

I need a computer, that is fast enough to play World of Warcraft and run video applications, aswell as some website creators.

I currently have towards the system:

A job ($7.50CAD Hr. at Mcdonalds)
100Gb Maxtor Diamond max 9 Harddrive
Sony DVD-RW drive
Nvidia GeForce 2 MX400

I think i may upgrade the video card.

I need this to be a budget system that wont shatter my bank account, but then have the capabilities to run my games and programs, and the odd time go up to the cottage. Doesnt nessesarily need major Overclocking capabilities, but i would like to push it up a tad.

Im looking at buying from either:

www.anitec.ca or,
www.factorydirect.ca

I am willing to spend what i need to spend to get what i need.

Thanks in advance,

Sheldon
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post #2 of 21
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Update,

Id like it to last me atleast 2 years, without many upgrades other then hard drives.
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post #3 of 21
Upgrade your motherboard, cpu, and video card, get maybe a 3.0 pentium 4 for 180, motherboard 95 (mines awsome i would suggest it), and maybe a 6800GS, 6600GT, or x1600xt, 9800pro....
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post #5 of 21
That's a pretty solid CPU and a decent price on the combo. Since you're on a tight budget, you may want to actually spend a hair more on the motherboard to get one that overclocks moderately well. That will allow you to squeeze the most out of the hardware you can afford, which will increase the time before you need to upgrade again.
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post #6 of 21
Try http://www.newegg.com/ and http://www.tigerdirect.com/ , they are much better web sites to order from, especially newegg
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Originally Posted by myComputerSucksMore()
Try http://www.newegg.com/ and http://www.tigerdirect.com/ , they are much better web sites to order from, especially newegg
That may be,

But i am working in CAD here, so i am trying to look at canadian websites.

Sheldawn
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post #8 of 21
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I could muscle out this:

http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=product_d...id=5348&mcid=5

http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=product_d...id=3922&mcid=2

it may take me a month to afford that though, but i want the computer to be expandable, memory wise, so if i suddenly get a burst of money i have room to upgrade.
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post #9 of 21
Hey im from Canada too and some other great sites r http://www.canadacomputers.com/ (they haveretail store in Ontario I think), http://www.ncix.ca, http://www.tigerdirect.ca/indexca.asp, and http://www.pccanada.com/. Anitec is a very good site but you can get some of the parts they haev cheaper from some of these websites and some of the websites listed have a better selection too.
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by myComputerSucksMore()
Try http://www.newegg.com/ and http://www.tigerdirect.com/ , they are much better web sites to order from, especially newegg

Newegg doesn't ship to Canada. www.tigerdirect.ca does though.
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