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Old 09-13-2004, 12:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I would replace the cpu with this http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-452&depa=1
$144
and this mobo for the cpu
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-043&depa=1
$80
that is $503 if you keep the case, ram and HD that DaShizNit609 suggested(which are all good choices).
you also forgot the cd drives.
here is a dvd burner, it also burns cds, and reads dvds.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-023&depa=1
$64
here is a quiet fan that moves a good amout of air
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...999-135&depa=0
$5.99
I reccomend getting 2.
it looks as though the fan in the front of that case is 120mm, but buy the case and make sure before you buy a fan.
$578
are you trying to play games with this computer?
also, what you could do, is take a card lying around(if you have any) and use that til you save up enough to buy a 6800(if you are a gamer) otherwise, you don't need to spend more than $150 to $200 on a vid card.
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would replace the cpu with this http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-452&depa=1
$144
and this mobo for the cpu
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-043&depa=1
$80
that is $503 if you keep the case, ram and HD that DaShizNit609 suggested(which are all good choices).
you also forgot the cd drives.
here is a dvd burner, it also burns cds, and reads dvds.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-023&depa=1
$64
here is a quiet fan that moves a good amout of air
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...999-135&depa=0
$5.99
I reccomend getting 2.
it looks as though the fan in the front of that case is 120mm, but buy the case and make sure before you buy a fan.
$578
are you trying to play games with this computer?
also, what you could do, is take a card lying around(if you have any) and use that til you save up enough to buy a 6800(if you are a gamer) otherwise, you don't need to spend more than $150 to $200 on a vid card.
thanks for the help yes im trying to play games i want to play americas army and battle field 1942 smoothly so if you can recommend a good card that would be great i guess i can spend $200 on a good one thanks
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Old 09-13-2004, 07:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Not sure what priority vid RAM is but you can get this :http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...102-320&DEPA=0 with 256 for $105 or this: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...102-268&DEPA=0 with a mere 128, but it's a later edition. i haven't tried either of these, especially since i'm not areal gamer (well...xbox). but check here: http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.a...alog=48&DEPA=0 for all the vid cards on newegg
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Get a 9800 pro for under 200 dollars on newegg.. probably the best bang for your buck right now :-) and yes i guess i did forget the drives (probably because i dont use them often!!!)
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Get a 9800 pro for under 200 dollars on newegg.. probably the best bang for your buck right now :-) and yes i guess i did forget the drives (probably because i dont use them often!!!)
yeah, i agree. the other one is just if you want something w/256 RAM, and again, i'm not sure what (if any) noticable difference there is, but go w/the 9800. Also, u may want to look into an AIW (all-in-wonder (includes TV Tuner, very useful)) card if you can find one in ur price range. (try froogling it)
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i would say that the system posted by Soloman02 is the one to go for, although, i doubt you would use 250Gb, so you could save some money and get a slightly smaller one, like 120Gb or something. but make sure its SATA.
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Old 09-16-2004, 10:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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one word: emachines (i gotta t3025, but i think they're up to like t3092 which is cheap and supposed to b great)
For the life of you, never ever get an eMachine. They are cheap for a reason, build quality. You can't upgrade those suckers unless you do memory only. My first system was an eMachine and since then, I just started building comps, I didn't want to deal with that poo again.
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:00 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Mine's been working like a charm for 6+ months. i've put in 512 more RAM, DVD+R(W), another 160gb hd, AGP card, and a TV tuner. Fine so far.
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