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#1 theparade

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:39 PM

In my old thread after considering the cost building my own computer, I've decided along with other members advice to just buy a pre-built one. Also, I believe if I get too high-tech equipment I won't be able to utilize it, as I'm not playing any serious games or for a long time. I'm upgrading from a 250gb, Single-core Pentium 4, 512mb RAM.

Uses:

Mostly using Microsoft Office
Browsing forums + going on websites
Research, homework
Gaming (Rarely when I have free time, around once in 2 weeks :D)
Lots of security programs (I have 1 active anti-virus, 1 active Firewall and 1 active anti-spyware)
Music (All of the time when I'm on the computer)
Storing Data (My 250GB HDD is a few gigs away from being full)
Running Applications (Photoshop, iTunes, MSN, etc)

Now this thread will only be for me to post the desktop (not accesories: screen, keyboard etc) I'm trying to keep the build not including accessories nothing over $700 CDN.

Here are the list of computers I have narrowed it down to:

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http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.a...amp;catid=20217
= $549.99


Base Features:

Processor Type AMD Phenom Quad Core 9500
Processor Speed 2.2GHz
RAM 3GB DDR2
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 320GB SATA 7200 RPM
Optical Drives SuperMulti Drive (DVD+/-RW) DVD-RAM
Graphics ATI Radeon X1250
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
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http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.a...amp;catid=20217
=$549.99

Base Features
Processor Type Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Processor Speed 2.4GHz
RAM 3072MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 500GB 7200RPM
Optical Drives DVD Burner w/ LightScribe
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
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http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.a...amp;catid=20217
=$629.99

Base Features
Processor Type Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q6600
Processor Speed 2.40GHz
RAM 3072MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 720GB (2x360GB) 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drives 16X SuperMulti DVD Burner w/ LightScribe
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT Graphics
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
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http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.a...amp;catid=20217
$699.99

Base Features
Processor Type Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Processor Speed 2.4GHz
RAM 4GB DDR2
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 640GB SATA 7200RPM
Optical Drives DVD+/-RW Supermulti
Graphics Nvidia GeForce 7100
Pre-loaded Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
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http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.a...amp;catid=20217
$699.99

Base Features
Processor Type Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
Processor Speed 2.4GHz
RAM 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM (Exp. Up To 8GB)
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 750GB 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drives SuperMulti DVD Burner With LightScribe
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit SP1

Since I'm not getting this build immediately, I'm getting them in the month of September since it is my birthday hopefully prices will slope down a bit or I will wait until Boxing Day here in Canada and get these computers.


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What should I get?

Edited by theparade, 06 August 2008 - 02:10 PM.


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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

The best one for the money, I think, is this one:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...87&catid=20217
=$549.99

Base Features
Processor Type Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Processor Speed 2.4GHz
RAM 3072MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 500GB 7200RPM
Optical Drives DVD Burner w/ LightScribe
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium

The graphics card isn't that great, but you can always upgrade it if you want to. By the way, the links you provided didn't work, but I don't think it really matters because you posted most of the important info.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:17 AM

I agree with Sterling, his listed PC is of much better value. With the money you're saving you can get a better graphics card.

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#4 theparade

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:11 PM

Links are updated. Yeah, like you mentioned the graphics card doesn't matter to me, I'm not gaming at all, so it's not important. I just watch videos on YouTube and watch movies + TV series on my computer.

#5 theparade

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:18 PM

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:21 PM

Bumping is not necessary for this thread. If you just have to get a PC at one of the links you've provided, I would go for the last one. It gives you good performance for a low price and will allow for expansion.

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