1000 dollar budget for new computer.

Mayne

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what you guys think i should get? canadian dollars and taxes.
 

Kaido

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What do you want it to do?

Laptop or desktop?

Gaming required?
 

Mayne

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desktop. My brother phoned me a while ago saying he wants a desktop computer and is going to take my current pc for his own and buy a new one for 1000 dollars for me.
 

Mayne

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thats why im trying to get an upgrade and save my brother some money
 

Mayne

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he'll be happy with my computer...he justs wants internet and play hearthstone. and tv/movies
 

zinfamous

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These are all US prices, but an idea, anyway. I don't have access to commie bucks so you may have to translate that to your money. (I'm assuming pricier in Canada?)

Ryzen 3600 + cooler = $175(US)

B450 MOBO for $110
(I can't really speak to the quality of this one, but should be sufficient for most uses, and in budget)

32GB PC3600 DDR4 for $150

5700 XT = $380

550 W Gold PSU $100
(can't speak for the real quality, but Antec is usually OK, right? I'm sure the PSU gods will crucify me)

1TB Evo SSD SATA = $140
kinda small capactiy, and NvMe would be better, but hey, budget!

now bolt it all to your wall and don't worry about a case!

If anything, I would maybe downgrade that GPU to an RTX 2060 or 1680, or regular 5700 or something, because those are all being refreshed soon and you might want to replace those sooner....or better, just up the budget and spend ~$450 on a RTX 2070 Super and get more life out of it?

These prices are very current, though. Shouldn't indicate long term reliability.
 

sdifox

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Yeah C$1K is not a whole lot, is it just the computer or is the monitor part of the budget as well?
 

pmv

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Hang on - so tech questions are now 'off-topic' for Anandtech?
 

Red Squirrel

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I would look at a Ryzen build. AMD stuff is a bit more cheaper I find, though it's been a while since I've priced out a build.

Only thing, you need a dedicated GPU with most AMD chips so that adds to the cost, but some of them do have video. Just need to check for that when picking one.

I just put this build together real quick:

CPU (3.7Ghz 4-core) : https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX77407
Motherboard: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX72932
Ram (2x8GB) : https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX61227
SSD (500GB) : https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX68857
Case: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX68834
Power Supply: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX72908

Comes up to $719.94 so I figure around $842.55 total after taxes and shipping (just a manual estimate, did not want to actually do a check out)

I would probably go with at least a 1TB ssd though so that will bump up the price. The one I picked is 500GB but going with 1TB brought the price past a grand.

I did not check compatibility or reviews of components so you'd want to double check that, but was just curious what I could get with under a grand.
 

zinfamous

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I would look at a Ryzen build. AMD stuff is a bit more cheaper I find, though it's been a while since I've priced out a build.

Only thing, you need a dedicated GPU with most AMD chips so that adds to the cost, but some of them do have video. Just need to check for that when picking one.

I just put this build together real quick:

CPU (3.7Ghz 4-core) : https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX77407
Motherboard: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX72932
Ram (2x8GB) : https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX61227
SSD (500GB) : https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX68857
Case: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX68834
Power Supply: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX72908

Comes up to $719.94 so I figure around $842.55 total after taxes and shipping (just a manual estimate, did not want to actually do a check out)

I would probably go with at least a 1TB ssd though so that will bump up the price. The one I picked is 500GB but going with 1TB brought the price past a grand.

I did not check compatibility or reviews of components so you'd want to double check that, but was just curious what I could get with under a grand.

a 4 core CPU? what is this, 2012???? ffs....

:D
 

zinfamous

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Trying to keep price down. :p Once you get into 8 core you're paying more than $200 for it. Though I did not spend much time, so it would maybe be possible to squeeze one in and keep it below 1k.
no you're not.

oh, I read that as more than 4 core, not 8 core only. ....I mean, I got my 2700X for $170 2 years ago...but US prices. still, that has to be doable in Canada now, no?
 

Red Squirrel

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Computer parts are way more expensive here.

This is cheapest I found that is higher than 4 core: (Intel 6 core)


I was past the $300 range and did not find any 8 cores.

That's just that site though. I did not check Canada Computers. We only have like 2 places to order from now since we lost Tigerdirect and NCIX. Those two used to have a wider selection.

I sometimes consider getting an Ingram Micro account and starting a drop ship service, since we could use more online computer part stores here. Online stores are complicated though, because you need to collect sales taxes for every jurisdiction and file for each one. It's not as bad as the states though where the tax jurisdictions go by county and not by state. I don't know how online stores do it really, you almost need a dedicated team just to handle that.
 

sdifox

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no you're not.

oh, I read that as more than 4 core, not 8 core only. ....I mean, I got my 2700X for $170 2 years ago...but US prices. still, that has to be doable in Canada now, no?
3700X is C$409. 3600 is C$270. 2700X is C$390 on amazon.ca
My 3700X build was sourced from US... Other than the case.
 

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