So im in the market for a new PC.I will be using it for basically just gaming browsing the web and downloading. I will probably be purchasing from NCIX.com because it is close to my house and can pick it up and save shipping. I have heard they have cheap deals aswell. I know very little about hardware so I will be buying it assembled. I was looking at the pre built ones here NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection. the Entra Crossfire P4700 , Vesta nVidia Edition and Vesta Crossfire Z3600 are the ones im looking at because once I remove the keyboard os mouse etc and get it down to just the system it's about $1000 before tax which is my price range. Just needing some help on which bundle to pick. You can click on the bundle which brings up a modifier to swap parts. Just looking for a reccomendation on a system and possible swapping of parts in a system for better performance. Only things i really need in the system is a video card with tv out and a dvd burner. My knowledge on this is limited so any help on this is greatly appreciated. Any questions comments just let me know thanks alot in advance. ps what is the difference between dual and quad core processors.
Thanks for the help Babrbarossa. If i were to make the system you just linked but wanted to spend a bit more, Rjbarker mentioned add the e8400 would that still suite that system? I wont need vista will be uding my old XP. Any other upgrades to get me to the 1000 before tax mark. Wont need keyboard muse or monitor. And can that video card hook up to my tv to play my monitor picture on my tv. I believe it is tv out with svideo cable? Thanks alot in advance hoping to order this within the next few days. ps is the heatsink neccasary it just cools the processor correct. let me know of any good add ons thanks
Next time, answer the sticky properly please...It's a pain reading through all that when you're tired. I'll assume that you'll be overclocking. I'll also assume that you game at 1680X1050.
Intel E8400 / E7200 / Q6600
ASUS P5Q Pro or Gigabyte EP-45 Series Motherboard
OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Mushkin 4GB DDR800 4-4-4-12 <-- can easily clock to DDR900, and some even DDR1000
ATI 4870 or NVIDIA GTX 260
Corsair 520HX or 620HX
OCZ Vendetta 2
Case and DVD drive I'll let you choose yourself. You don't need a dedicated graphic card, depending on what motherboard you get and what speakers you use. Integrated sound has come a long way.
Hope this helps. Also, be sure to check out the other threads. And remember to use the Price Match function!
4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture. no not really i currently ahve an amd and ati and havent had problems
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOURcurrent parts, and if so, what those parts are.
monitor keyboard mouse OS
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
default speeds kno nothing about overclocking
8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
want to order hopefully by mid week
i tend to game at 1024x768 and 800x600
Last edited by keenan88; December 15, 2008 at 09:26 PM.