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May 17, 2012, 10:42 a.m.
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For $2k Canadian I could build a system with a lot better CPU than a Core i7-2600 and a GTX560 video card…

More like a Core i7 3770 (Ivy Bridge) with a GTX680 2GB video card, 16GB RAM, really nice case, a good quality 850W 80+ PFC Gold rated power supply, etc.

Yup that's what I figured. For higher end stuff China is generally more expensive. Even when it comes to computers.

Is that price including two 23" LCD monitors though? ;)

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May 17, 2012, 10:43 a.m.
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So what would a build like mine cost in Canada?

To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if you guys could get the same stuff a little cheaper. Only knock off, shitty electronics are cheap here. Anything good seems to cost more than it would in a more developed country.

Depends on what you bought. Did you only buy the box and what's inside, or does that amount include the monitors and gaming devices? Also, what's the tax rate you paid?

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May 17, 2012, 10:47 a.m.
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I think you just haven't found the best local market for x86 PC stuff yet. China is awash in it, it's all manufactured there (except Intel CPUs, which come from diverse places like Costa Rica, Malaysia, Oregon, etc). Unlike the Apple products someone mentioned previously in the threads there's no artificial geographical restrictions on the products imposed by their manufacturers.

Yeah but just because stuff is made here doesn't make it cheaper. Apple products are assembled here but if they want to be sold locally they have to be re-imported which raises the price.

Like I said, stuff made here by local companies that doesn't get exported is hella cheap. The steering wheel accessory I bough works well and was like 20 bucks, but anything made in China for export will cost more than it will in the country it's being sent to.

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May 17, 2012, 10:48 a.m.
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Yup that's what I figured. For higher end stuff China is generally more expensive. Even when it comes to computers.

Is that price including two 23" LCD monitors though? ;)

Based on what I paid, adding the price of the two brand new monitors $2k sounds about right for here actually.

May 17, 2012, 10:52 a.m.
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Depends on what you bought. Did you only buy the box and what's inside, or does that amount include the monitors and gaming devices? Also, what's the tax rate you paid?

The price included assembly, the two monitors, a printer, the wheel and a half decent 5.1 speaker set

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May 17, 2012, 10:54 a.m.
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lol at the no life tag. I can't even remember the last time I was bored.

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May 17, 2012, 10:58 a.m.
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The price included assembly, the two monitors, a printer, the wheel and a half decent 5.1 speaker set

Did the conversion, and you paid $1650 CDN (before taxes). With your accessories, what you paid is probably the same or even less than what you would have paid here.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

May 17, 2012, 11:03 a.m.
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Depends on the 23" monitor…

Working only from Newegg (US), because it's convenient and fast, let's see what $2k buys. This is with a single 24" 1920x1200 Samsung display. I've always thought 1920x1080 is for TVs…

This is with both an Intel 520-series 120GB SSD for boot/OS and a 2TB 7200 rpm HGST drive for data.

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$17.99

1

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$69.99
$64.99

1

HGST Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

HGST Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822145473
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$20.00 Instant

$169.99
$149.99

1

SAMSUNG S24A450BW-1 Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor

SAMSUNG S24A450BW-1 Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor
Item #: N82E16824001540
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy

-$40.00 Instant

$339.99
$299.99

1

Galaxy 67NPH6DV5ZJX GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Galaxy 67NPH6DV5ZJX GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814162108
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$409.99

1

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS …
Item #: N82E16817171057
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$169.99
$159.99

1

Logitech K120 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard

Logitech K120 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823126096
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$1.00 Instant

$14.99
$13.99

1

Logitech G300 Black/Gray 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse

Logitech G300 Black/Gray 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
Item #: N82E16826104618
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant

$39.99
$29.99

1

Logitech Gift - Blacklight Retribution

Logitech Gift - Blacklight Retribution
Item #: N82E16800996801
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$23.50 Saving

$23.50
$0.00

1

CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV16GX3M2A1333C9

CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV16GX3M2A1333C9
Item #: N82E16820233270
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

-$11.00 Instant

$104.99
$93.99

1

Rosewill RCM-8164V 1.3 M Effective Pixels USB 2.0 WebCam

Rosewill RCM-8164V 1.3 M Effective Pixels USB 2.0 WebCam
Item #: N82E16826193057
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$13.00 Instant

$29.99
$16.99

1

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
Item #: N82E16819116502
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

$319.99

1

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820167093
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

-$21.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$199.99
$178.99

1

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131820
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Protect Your Investment

Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty

1 year: $16.99 INCLUDED

-$15.00 Instant

$199.99
$184.99

Subtotal: $1,941.87

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May 17, 2012, 11:06 a.m.
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Cool,

The place I bought all the stuff from is a 20 minute bike ride from my home and the shop belongs to my friend. I know he gave me the best price he could so I'm not too fussed about a couple hundred bucks here or there.

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May 17, 2012, 2:47 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 24, 2004

Wait.. like the actual old SNES Mechwarrior? Not the Armoured Core series but Mechwarrior?

Proper mechwarrior.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJU4iA4TWIs

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May 17, 2012, 3:02 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 5, 2007

Proper mechwarrior.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJU4iA4TWIs

Oh Jenners how much fun I had with you once upon a time.

I usually stay well away from MMOs. But this one might be the one to bring me into that fold.

May 17, 2012, 3:51 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 24, 2004

I think that video is a bit dated too, I've seen screens of the HUD…

head on over to www.mwomercs.com for the full scoop.

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May 17, 2012, 4:55 p.m.
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Joined: June 4, 2008

How many nerd points do I get if I admit I played the Battletech board games?

May 17, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
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Joined: June 5, 2004

I loved Mechwarrior 2 with a passion.

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May 17, 2012, 10:24 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

I loved Mechwarrior 2 with a passion.

Heat level….critical. :mad:

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

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