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Terrella
Posted: Thu 28 Sep 2006 1:42 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Apr 2006 Posts: 80
Computer Case
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=664836&CatId=0

Ram 2gig
http://www.logiccomputerhouse.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=10615 *2

Motherboard
http://www.logiccomputerhouse.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=10865

Cpu
http://www.logiccomputerhouse.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=10764

Video Card
http://www.logiccomputerhouse.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=11244

Hard Drive
http://www.logiccomputerhouse.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=9632



I have already off my old system
i. 3.5 Floppy Drive
ii. Keyboard /Mouse
iii DvD-Ram Drive
iv subwoofer w/ Speakers
v. 17in CRT Monitor
vi pci 56k Fax Modem
Total Cost about 684.24 Canadian Dollars after taxes


what do you think . This what I am considering for my next system to replace my current set up . Yeah the whole thing will look white


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Ordin
Posted: Thu 28 Sep 2006 2:38 pm Reply with quote
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The 230 watt power supply doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling. If it is within budget, you may want to up that some. It has been about 2 years since my last system build, so maybe something has changed since then, but who the hell is AzenRam and Foxconn? If you have had good luck with them in the past then great, but I just don't recognize the names and when it comes to motherboards and ram, I usually try to stick with more familiar manufacturers. Again, it may just be me...I haven't been in the market for a couple of years now. *shrugs*

I am a big fan of the microATX cases though. I love the little space they take up and when I lived in MI and hosted LAN parties, it was a hell of a lot easier to lug around then my full tower I had before it.

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Caladine
Posted: Thu 28 Sep 2006 3:08 pm Reply with quote
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Get at least a 400W power supply. 230W will likely not cut it with the hardware you're looking to get.

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Shillandy
Posted: Thu 28 Sep 2006 4:36 pm Reply with quote
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I personally find the Case to be Hideous.

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Terrella
Posted: Thu 28 Sep 2006 7:12 pm Reply with quote
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Actually my current system is in a full tower . Yeah I am trying to limit my spending on getting a new system
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Crasz
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 7:19 am Reply with quote
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I'm not sure what shipping would be largely different between that logiccomputerhouse.com and newegg.com but if it's minimal I'd use somewhere like Newegg.com. Their prices are better, they have really good service and in most cases you can read reviews about a product before you buy it.

Just a product comparision, here is a link to the AMD AM2 processors on Newegg.com. You can get more bang for the buck there
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Order=PRICE&Page=1&Category=34&Brand=1028&N=2000340343+50001028+1051720996&Submit=ENE&Nty=1&SubCategory=343

230W for a powersupply is garbage these days. If your old case was still usable I'd take that $50 and put it towards a 400+ watt powersupply. If you buy that case you mentioned you'll just find yourself buying another powersupply.

Memory is also another area to be wary of just buying anyone. Corsair is typically a sound memory producer and you can get it cheaper than the memory you listed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=2000170147+50001459+1052108080&Subcategory=147&description=&srchInDesc=

Video card is up to each person. I tend to like the performance and drivers on the Nvidia cards better than the ATI but it's subjective to each person.

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UncleBeuford
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 7:26 am Reply with quote
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* Does Newegg.com ship internationally?
Newegg.com does not currently ship internationally; we only deliver to locations within the United States and to Puerto Rico.

I have always had excellent luck with tigerdirect.ca

you may also want to watch:

http://www.redflagdeals.com/

its a site dedicated to sharing deals that people find. Quite often listing misprints that companies publish, and often have to honor.

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Crasz
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 7:40 am Reply with quote
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I was just using Newegg as an example. Personally I find tigerdirect to be too costly and usually anything reasonably priced has been poorly built. To each their own I suppose.

Let that be a lesson to those in Canada, move, now Smile

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UncleBeuford
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 7:48 am Reply with quote
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Crasz wrote:
I was just using Newegg as an example. Personally I find tigerdirect to be too costly and usually anything reasonably priced has been poorly built. To each their own I suppose.


I always buy components, and not systems, so maybe thats where our experiences differ. They use to have free shipping on anything over $100 but dont know if that still applies.

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UncleBeuford
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 7:51 am Reply with quote
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I also found http://www.directdial.com/ca/shop/ to be a good place to compare prices at.

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Terrella
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 8:42 am Reply with quote
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I these place I listed are about 5 -10 minutes away from my house
and more than likely I would go purchase them at the actually store . I am still looking into my option and the other reason why I posted my idea is that I trust and value your opinion
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Nenicirene
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 1:55 pm Reply with quote
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Shillandy wrote:
I personally find the Case to be Hideous.


My eyes! They burn!

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UncleBeuford
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 1:58 pm Reply with quote
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Nenicirene wrote:
My eyes! They burn!


be quiet mac head.


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Efink
Posted: Fri 29 Sep 2006 2:54 pm Reply with quote
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If you plan on doing a lot of World of Warcraft then I highly suggest you look at a 7600GT/S video card. ATI makes a great video card but not nearly as fast as a nVidia, plus for some reason ATI has weird issues with WoW.

I haven't looked into the reviews of a Foxconn motherboard, but for compatibility sake in future upgrades it looks pretty sound. Maxtor hard drives tend to have a short life expectancy, so I would suggest a Western Digital.

I see you didn't mention memory. What's the specs of your current system?

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Terrella
Posted: Sat 30 Sep 2006 9:24 am Reply with quote
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I did some research the nvidea 7600gt/s is the better card for my price range

About Althon cpu's . There are two kinds AM2 adn socket 939 and which do you think is the best choice to get upgrade wise in the future . What I mean if an when I descide up to upgrade my cpu in the from a Althon 64 3200 , which which one socket 939 or AM2 will not leave me in a dead end sort to speak


my current system
althon xp 2000 1.7 ghz
kingston ram 1g at ddr 333
Mb asus a7v 600
100 g sata hdd / back drive 20g hdd
agp ati radeon 9700 pro 256
dvd ram
cd burner 52/24/52
17 crt monitor
cable modem
sb platium
56k fax modem / for business stuff
current issues
1. the mainboard is going for which I have already determined
2. Harddrive is going as well
3. Power supply ? kindo of ify but still working
4. Full Tower . kind of a pain . Too big


Logic I am going need to replae these soon , so why not upgrade all the major componetns of a pc ie hdd , ram, cpu , mb and video card . I can use my other components off my system for my new one . This way I will have a system that will last for a few year yet to come . When it comes to components for pc I am pack rat . Wantinga small case , moving a full tower case is such a pain .
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