Originally posted by b_young86
I say buy a cheap 64 bit system, if you can find one. you always want to buy second best, cause then it has most of the glitches and bull**** worked out, and it's obviously not as expensive as the top-of-the-line stuff. I would recomend 2700 DDR cause the 3200 still has some glitches in it. AMD processors i have always believed run better than Intel. And if you're not into gaming, a 16 meg AGP will do u just fine. so for a good machine, ur talking about $800-$1000 depending on the components, and it will last u a long time.
Agree with this guy totally, you spend 1000.00 on a computer you can get some awesome stuff, here's the parts for the computer I just bought (1067.00 in parts on newegg.com)
Athlon XP 2800+
Soyo Dragon Ultra Platinum
1024MB Kingston HyperX PC2700 (DDR333)
120GB 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache
160GB 7200 RPM 2 MB Cache
16x52x32x52 DVD/CDRW Combo
Albatron (I believe) GeForce FX5500 256MB (Runs UT2K4 great from the reviews I read - and that's the only new game I really play.)
I'll link to the case later, but it's a big big solid case
I also got 2 5.25" hard drive coolers, 2 slot fans
Logitech MX Wireless Desktop
Creative Inspire 2.1 speakers
It's not complete, but for 1067.00 w/shipping that's everything but the monitor - and I have a 17" LCD coming from my Dad so I'm set for that.
You can get a lot of good stuff in computers for little money now, it's not like 15 years ago when a computer was 3000.00 to get 12mhz and 1000MB was a million years away in their minds.