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    Hey Guys,

    I Have now bought my new $6,000 Pearl Drumkit, and am now looking to buy a new computer in the next few months. I need some help choosing a good kind. Basically, I am looking for something that can handle most multiplayer games, easily upgradeable (more ram, hd's etc), and all around decent. I do plan to have it run 24/7. I live in canada, and what would anyone recommend a manufacturer's model wideley availible please?

    software/games I would like to handle:

    Bf 1942
    Cakewalk audio
    Linux parition/dual boot


    Basically stuff like that. What do you recommend? (keep price in the ballpark please, I'm using canadian $$$ at my local futureshop or best buy)

    Thanks guys


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    DarthInsinuate's Avatar Died in battle
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    you'll find most people on the board (including me) will recommend you build it yourself. http://www.sharkyextreme.com/ produce various monthly buyer's guides, which are helpful
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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    Welcome fellow Canadian.

    Yup. Build it yourself. It's the best way to go.

    What's your budget?

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    1,000-1,500 on the machine itself, not including monitor nor router

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    Well, a purse like that will purchase a pretty nice PC.

    Why the limit to Futureshop or BestBuy?
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  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    How about this:

    CPU
    Athlon 64 3000+ - 205
    AMD Athlon 64 2800+ and Soyo - CK8 Dragon Plus - nForce3 - 398*

    Harddrive
    Western Digital Caviar SE 200GB / 7200 / 8MB - 142*
    Samsung 120GB w/ 8mb cache - 109

    Graphics Card
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB - 159
    NVIDIA GeForce FX5900 - 128MB - 280

    DVD Burner
    NEC 2500A 8X Dual Format - 93

    Memory
    Kingston 512MB PC2700 DDR 125

    Sound Card
    M-Audio M-Audio Revolution 7.1 PCI Sound Card - 96

    Speakers
    Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speakers - 107

    Just find yourself a case you like and mouse/keyboard combo.

    Here is a list of good Canada sites.
    IC Computers
    PcCyber
    TigerDirect
    Price Network
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