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I'm lookin to buy a new comp. I don't know how to build one from scratch, so can't go that route. I mainly want it geared for gaming; I want to be able to play--for example--BF 2142 with highest, or close to the highest settings.

First look at my current system in my profile; Maybe I can keep just upgrade it to save a lot of money? I don't do fans (unless that's easy) and motherboards etc. though.

I'm wondering what kind of system, RAM and GFX card I would need for that? I'm limited to about $1,200 canadian before the monitor. If anyone wants to show me a good system for this, I would appreciate your input.

A good Canadian site for comps is tigerdirect.ca. They've got one of those 'build your own' sections there. I've bought from them before and they have good service and seemingly good prices. I want to buy my stuff from Canadian based companies, cause I've never bought from states and don't want to deal with figuring out duties / taxes / shipping.

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Dave
 

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I configured and bought a system through http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ in November 2006. Prices were relatively cheap(under $1500) and delivery was quick. You can see some of my specs in my profile. I'm new to gaming, but I have not had any problems with lagging or graphics playing HL2, Day of Defeat, and Counter Strike.

Good Luck! :up:
 

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Since you don't want to build your OWN and $1200 is your limit and you're in Canada - I do know that HP sells systems up there. Here is their list with Canada pricing:

http://www.hp.ca/products/static/pavilion-desktops/

This one is $850
http://shopping.hp.ca/cStoreCA/Base...Id=49&FamilyId=113&BaseId=3204&BEId=5&Lang=EN

Which would leave you $350 for a video card and power supply.

I don't know CDN pricing is on video cards.

7600GT is minimal ($140USD) Anything more powerful would require a bigger PSU. (420~450watt) $50~80USD.
 
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