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Old 12-11-2004, 03:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the M7NCG400 comes with a decent onboard nForce2 IGP and it's mATX. no keyboard or speakers, but you're asking a lot for $500. all parts from newegg, just type each item number into the search box

(Serial#: 06MUTJ0600000PG) 1 $35.50 $35.50

(Serial#: M7NCG4-04 72021K43530315) 1 $60.90 $60.90

17-153-006 POWER SP|420W(P4)W0009R TT RTL
(Serial#: 839280000093) 1 $36.99 $36.99

19-103-341 CPU AMD|2700 /333 ATHLON XP TBRED %
(Serial#: 19-103-341/5) 1 $92.00 $92.00

20-144-202 DDRAM 512M|DDR333 PC-2700 -K %
(Serial#: 740617065459) 1 $76.00 $76.00

21-103-203 FD 1.44MB|SAMSUG SFD-321B/LBL1 OEM
(Serial#: FBT5P5EQA026110) 1 $6.75 $6.75

22-148-022 HD 120GB|SEAGATE ST3120026A 8mb %
(Serial#: 5JS339YK) 1 $89.00 $89.00

27-152-032 DVD+/-RW 16x+|NEC ND-3500A BK
(Serial#: 5028695370418) 1 $68.00 $68.00

Subtotal $465.14
Tax $0.00
Shipping and Handling charge $34.40
Amount Paid $499.54

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Old 12-11-2004, 04:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2004, 05:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yea.. good stuff
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Old 12-11-2004, 11:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ek/Esine says it really good i paid 580 for mine that included getting built and its almost exactly like that one amd 2700xp it has 2x ram than mine more pwr and bigger HD runs ut2k4 just fine Bf1942 same i have 9200se vid card i need new one i know but it works fine it doesnt seem to have one in that list?? oh yeah my ram is at 256mg ddr400
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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A few things to keep in mind are upgrade/Current Technology/Life Span of the computer .Sense you have a case and working hardware your best option would be to upgrade the current system.You could do a nice upgrade on that system for $500.00.
This recomendation is somthing with current technology and slightly over budget but how long do you want it to last ?
NZXT Silver Mid Tower Case with Side Panel Window 400W Power Supply, Model "GUARDIAN" (This case includes cooling fans )
Item# N82E16811146001
Lite-On 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive, Model SOHC-5232K, Retail
Item# N82E16827106930
Western Digital 40GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD400BB, OEM Drive only
Item# N82E16822140118
Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard & Wheel Mouse Optical Value Pack PS/2 102keys -OEM
Item# N82E16823109117
Corsair Value Select Dual Kits 184 Pin 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail
Item# N82E16820145477
GIGABYTE "GA-K8NS Ultra-939" NVIDIA nForce3 ULTRA Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
Item# N82E16813128263
AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail
Item# N82E16819103501
Creative SBS270 2.0 Speakers
Item# N82E16836116123$21.00
ASUS ATI RADEON 9600SE Video 8X AGP, Model "9600SE
Item# N82E16814121502 $79.00
Floppy Drive 1.44MB|SAMSUG SFD-321B/LBL1 OEM
Item#: FBT5P5EQA026110 $6.75
Product total: $641.52
Thermaltake Armor A90
Corsair HX1000W PS
i7 2600k / Cooler Master Hyper N 520
Asus P8Z68-V Pro / Gen 3
8 GIG Corsair Vengeance
eVGA GTX 570
SB Audigy2 Platinum
Kingston Hyper X120 SSD
WIN 7 - 64b
LG Blue Ray Super Multi Burrner
Logitech THX Z560
3x120mm - 1x200 mm case fans
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:28 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Codeine
Heres a nice celeron
Lol the very idea is an oxymoron

Intel P4 3.2GHz Prescott @ 3.8GHz
Asus P5GD2 Premium Motherboard
Saphire x800XT With VGA Silencer @ 520MHz and 1.15GHz
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Maxtor 160GB SATA Hard Drive
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