^No that's just a joke, rofl.
And your best option would be to build your own computer. You could find great deals on certain parts and customize it to your liking.
I'm Canadian as well and I used three sites to build my rig:
i7 is powerful but it's the hottest powersucker out there. Runs at 130w and like 70C~100C. It's also overpriced and requires you to buy a special motherboard with the 1366 chipset to support i7. As well, it needs 3~6 slots of DDR3 RAM. So you'll probably be lookinag at $1500~$2000 if you buy this, and it's not
worth it at all.
The best processor out there, IMHO, is the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. 4GB of RAM is most common and should be all you need while DDR2 is REALLY cheap and worth it.
The big money is usually spent on graphics to attract all the gamers. But it's honestly not worth it at all and in a month there'll be something new out anyways. So just go with 1 mid graphics card and you're good to go.
Motherboard: Asus P5Q
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 running stock @ 2.4ghz
RAM: 8GB OCZ Platinum 1066mhz DDR2
Graphics Card: Nvidia 9600GT
Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB
Cooling: Zalman 9700NT Air Fan
OS: Windows Vista Premium 64-bit
*Note 32-bit Windows only recognizes about 3GB of RAM if you put in 4GB+, therefore, a 64-bit operating system is required to reach the RAM's full potential.
This comp runs just fine at stock, though I built it to last long and overclock if I need to. When I first got it I overclocked to 3.4ghz stable just to test its capabilities