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Old 07-28-2004, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to build a pc, prolly using components from or if there are any others that you have heard of. But my question what should i start with, a barebones kit, and if so what components are gonna be compatible, and what do any of you suggest for most for the money? I would like to use the computer as a gamer, and also have STRONG multimedia capabilities. Also, i am still a full time student so i would like to keep the cost down

Any help would be great


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Old 07-28-2004, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What exactly is your price range?

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Old 07-28-2004, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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do not go barebone. has great deals once you find the price range as beed said.
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Old 07-28-2004, 05:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well my max for right now is prolly about $1000, but i would like to spend less if possible
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wit 100 ur gonna have to sacrifice a little bit, some ram, lower video card, but it should work out ok in the end

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Old 07-29-2004, 11:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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dude check out they have some great deals man...
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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if you want the biggest bang for the buck go with AMD, I would go with the AMD XP2800, Asus K8V, 1 Gig Dual ram (corsair, mushkin, OCZ), Radeon 9600XT, Western Digital 120 GB SATA, a crt monitor, something to that extent
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks again guys for your help

i forgot to mention that i dont need a monitor, just the box,
any other stores out there on the web, besides, tiger direct, ibuypower, etc....

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Old 08-02-2004, 01:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Monarch computer has a nice site and of course egghead.........these are my two favorites for checking on gear

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