hey i was reading this other hardware forum and theres this guy building a $250 dollar gaming pc. I woulda copied his build entirely, but it was a american hardware forum and all his links were american sites in american dollars i was wondering if it would be possible to build a similar gaming pc, with parts from canadian e-tailers for roughly the same price? or is it impossible because us canadians get ripped with higher prices. His build is below, if i were to make his build i'd like to replace the 9600gt with a 4850, would that be good or would the cpu and mobo bottleneck a 4850
I've seen the Antec Sonata III case+psu at about $80 at newegg.ca a while back. I don't think the price is gonna drop that low now...but it's usually around 100 dollars. So for the same prices of the Corsair and the Thermaltake, you can get a higher wattage psu and a nicer case (imo :P).
Total - $336.16 after MIR's. It's not bad, certainly better CPU than the build you posted prior to this. GPU not quite as good but for what you're asking it fits the bill. And if you're looking for a 4850 ... with that budget.. forget it - maybe with a budget of $500 it migth be possible.
Last edited by Kayen; October 28, 2008 at 08:05 PM.
I like to see people buy new PC's for gaming, but not when it's like this. If you're going to build a gaming rig, why cheap out? Just scrape up your pennies for a little longer and spend some more money, do it right, with better parts; it's not by building a $300 "gaming" PC that you're going to get a good experience. Heck, the least I would consider spending for a gaming PC with all new parts would be more around $550-600. You might be able to do $300 if you build your rig out of second hand parts off FS threads; or if you really cheap out, which TBH is pretty pathetic. (IMO)
Three things which all of you guys aren't factoring into those prices, are sales tax, shipping, and the fact that 99.99% of MIR's aren't sent out unless you really bitch after the makers, who don't really care anyway.
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It all depends, you can build some good stuff cheap with used items ex. the build in my siggy i only sunk around $600 into it.
And the build i just did for $400, (all parts used though =/ )
And i fully agree with what Moneyless said, if you want to game, make the build worth it.