Help!, need to pick parts

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by spy18, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. spy18

    spy18 New Member

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    hey i'm new to this forum and i dont know what parts should i get
    this computer is mainly for hw, downloading movies and cs

    also i need a dvd writer but i dont need a cd burner

    cpu i decided to get the intel pen4 3.0E

    budget around $750 not includin the cpu and a case

    plz use this site as a reference cuz i might be buyin parts of them
    www.canadacomputers.com

    thx
    plz list every possible item to get and maybe even explain why you pick it
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Whether you want one or not you're gonna get a CD burner when you get a DVD burner

    Asus P4P800 SE ... solid allaround board
    Corsair ValueSelect 512MB Kit PC3200 ... because you couldnt afford the 1GB kit
    Vantec VTVP4 Areoflow w/ TMD fan ... cuz there was no Polo735
    NEC 2510A ... decent drive without sacrificing reliability
    WD 120GB 8MB ... standarrd
    MSI GeForceFX5700 128MB ... the best for its price
    Chenming A2ESW (which actually they should have designated as Chenming 601AE) ... awesome allaroundcase
    Silverstone 400W (SST440) ... nice cheap solid PSU

    I'd reconsider buying from them as their prices are goddamn unholy-high..... $400+ for a 9800Pro??? It's a good card and all but not worth goddamn $400CAD. (*makes mental note never to visit that site again* :mad: )

    Net Cost: $737CAD

    Again i'd seriously consider looking elsewhere as some of those prices of ridiculously high. :)
     
  3. spy18

    spy18 New Member

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    any more suggestions?

    well they are selling ati radeon 9800 pro for $250 at best buy, good deal?

    also you didn't had to include the case because my budget ($750) was excluding the cpu and the case

    so is there any other choices?

    thx
     
  4. Timbo

    Timbo New Member

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    If thats 250 CAD for a Radeon 9800 pro, then it's a decent deal. If it's American Dollars, hell no.
     
  5. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    :confused:
    What else do you need???? (that you can fit into the budget)

    The price doesnt include the case. I just forgot to edit it out of my actual post.

    My bad. It was the AIW -- which is STILL overpriced and by non-insigificant amounts. Now that ive had a second look at the place they dont even HAVE a friggen 9800Pro .... *goes to look* ... WTF ... :mad: they DO have a 9800Pro and it IS 425CAD (http://www.canadacomputers.com/cc/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=detail&pid=001865&cid=VC.538) which is absolutely ridicuolous especially considering you can probably find them for $300CAD on the streets ($325CAD no sweat)
     

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