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Old May 30, 2010, 07:42 AM
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Hey so i am looking for a cheap pre-built system that will do normal everyday tasks like office/pp/web/youtube etc. Now I was looking at buying a Zotac MAG as it seems powerfull enough to do the normal school work, and its pretty cheap. After a bit of searching i ended up finding these builds. Now my budget is under 400$ so which one would you guys pick?



Acer Aspire AX3810-E3811A (Refurbished) Intel Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz, 3GB DDR3 Memory, 640GB HD, Intel GMA X4500 Graphics, Super-Multi DVD�R/RW, Card Reader, Windows Vista Home Premium

Canada Computers - Acer Aspire AX3810-E3811A (Refurbished) Intel Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz, 3GB DDR3 Memory, 640GB HD, Intel GMA X4500 Graphics, Super-Multi DVDR/RW, Card Reader, Windows Vista Home Premium

Visionary I6052 - Intel Dual Core E5300, Intel GMA X3000 Graphics, 2GB DDR2 800, GigaLAN, 320GB HDD, 18X DVD-Writer

Canada Computers - Visionary I6052 - Intel Dual Core E5300, Intel GMA X3000 Graphics, 2GB DDR2 800, GigaLAN, 320GB HDD, 18X DVD-Writer

Visionary I6053 - Intel Dual Core E5400, Intel X4500 Graphics, 2GB DDR2 800, 500GB HDD, LAN, 18X DVD-Writer, Keyboard & Mouse

Canada Computers - Visionary I6053 - Intel Dual Core E5400, Intel X4500 Graphics, 2GB DDR2 800, 500GB HDD, LAN, 18X DVD-Writer, Keyboard & Mouse
Visionary I6075 - Intel Core 2 Duo E7500, Intel X4500 Graphics (Windows 7 Support), 2GB DDR2 800, GigaLAN, 500GB HDD, 18X DVD-Writer
Canada Computers - Visionary I6075 - Intel Core 2 Duo E7500, Intel X4500 Graphics (Windows 7 Support), 2GB DDR2 800, GigaLAN, 500GB HDD, 18X DVD-Writer


Thanks, help would be appreciated.
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Old May 30, 2010, 08:06 AM
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Why not get Canada Computer to build a computer for you?
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Why not get Canada Computer to build a computer for you?
Well because i didnt see much point in doing that as these builds are already so cheap. I think their prices on these pre-built systems are quite cheap, i just need help picking the best one. I could try asking them to build one for me and see if i can get it in the 250$ range.
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Old May 30, 2010, 09:13 AM
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These prebuilt ones are made by the hundreds, so that also knocks the price down compaired to a shop building you one. A shop also charges you for labour (usually), as they need to make a profit. Just clean all the bloatware off a pre-built (I would just reboot Windows completley) and one is good to go.

I personally think that when looking for a computer under $500.00, it is almost better to just buy a pre-built one.
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Old May 30, 2010, 09:59 AM
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Don't forget the OS......

That's usually the price difference between a big-box build and something you can throw together yourself. You can usually put the pieces together for around the same price, but always end up short enough money to buy a legit OS.
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Don't forget the OS......

That's usually the price difference between a big-box build and something you can throw together yourself. You can usually put the pieces together for around the same price, but always end up short enough money to buy a legit OS.
I already have an OS, windows 7 HP and i have a XP lying around somewhere so thats no isse. Now will the x3 make a big difference over the 7500? Or will i be fine either way and it wont matter to much which system i choose. its not a gaming rig, just for work.
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i say regor and yup, giga board maybe something a bit cheaper?
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Personally, for general usage as opposed to gaming, I'd go for the extra core. You'll also get the benefit of being able to upgrade in the future if you so desire which can be a PITA with pre-builts.
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i say regor and yup, giga board maybe something a bit cheaper?

Any suggestions or something cheaper? Or i will proablly go out and buy the e7500 build today, not fully convinced on the x3 yet ( I know its a really good processor but for my needs idk if i want to pay the extra)
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