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    I am thinking building a new computer with a budget of $800 canadian any suggestions. Purpose is gaming and word processing.

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    I havn't gone and checked the prices, I'll leave that up to you. but here's a list off the top of my head:

    amd athlon xp 2500+
    epox 8rda+
    Crucial PC3200 - 2x 256 MB
    Lite-on dvd/cd-rw combo drive
    nvidia Ti4200
    Western digital SE 80 GB HDD
    generic floppy
    antec true420 psu
    -this is all about $550 US, I think

    This obvioulsy doesn't incudethings like a case, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. This should be able to play anything on the market atm, and will get you by on games like HL2. If you want to save some money on word processing, I would highly recomend OpenOffice which is a very good office suite, free of charge. If you have any hardware from any previuos computers I would also recomend you use them to save a few extra bucks that you can put towards something else.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Case: Antec SLK3700AMB with Antec 350watt PS ($67 US)
    Motherboard: Abit NF7-S ($112.99 US)
    Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Retail ($91 US)
    Memory: Corsair XMS PC3200 512mb (2x256) ($129 US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Atlantis 9600 Pro ($149 US)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Serial ATA 80 GB ($81 US)


    $629.99 US

    This comes out to around $830 Canadian.
    Case: Aspire X-Alien Silver
    Power Supply: Antec True430
    Motherboard: Abit IC7-MAX3
    Processor: Pentium 4 2.6c
    Memory: Corsair XMS PC3500 1024MB(512x2)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Speakers: Logitech Z-680

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    System #2 will be faster, more overclockable, and more future-proof than system #1 but it will be more expensive. Depends how much and what kind of "gaming" you do.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    i am not into overclocking the computer. for video card, i was thinking of ati. mobo a gigabyte or asus with on-board sound. comdo drive LG. oem ddr ram. WD 80GB. AMD Chip anything above 1800+

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    Then why don't you build it? You sound like you already know what you want.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    If ya not into overclockin' then I'd go;
    EPoX 8RDA3+
    XP2500+ or XP2600+
    XMS3200 (2 x 256MB)
    WD JB800
    Sapphire Atlantis R9600P or R9600XT
    Lite-on dvd/cd-rw combo drive (but I prefer a DVD and burner in separate units)
    Generic floppy drive
    and your choice of mouse, keyboard and monitor.
    Plus a good UNEEC clone case at least (Antec1080/Chieftec, etc).

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