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Old 06-02-2005, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a cheap computer just for using the internet and using office utilities.

I'm not sure about the motherboard though. Do you think I should get this motherboard (Is SiS anygood?) I just want something that is cheap and reliable.

Or should I get an intel based 865G?

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Old 06-02-2005, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dont get reburb dude. Search for Biostar motherboards on newegg. You can get one that has support for 800fsb and ddr400 for like $48 and its NEW

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Old 06-02-2005, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Biostar are COMPLETE crap as well as ECS and Jetway
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is that SiS chipset any good?
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Old 06-02-2005, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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SiS is crap

go for via or nvidia

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Old 06-02-2005, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is what I thinking about now:

Intel Celeron D 2.8
Giga-byte 865G chipset
512MB Corsair PC3200
Lite on DVD ROM
RAIDMAX 420w + Case
Microsoft optical mouse/Keyboard

For $315.50 w/ shipping included
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I know that you're going for cheap, but the PSU in your case will probably crap out on you or be DOA. Acheap case with a PSU means a super-cheap PSU.

Look at Antec or Thermaltake.

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Old 06-03-2005, 05:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Someone else I know has had that PSU for two years without any problems.
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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they can crap at anymoment

they have some cheap antec cases..
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Old 06-03-2005, 07:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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building a cheap system for internet.
basically: Sempron, Celeron, A64 or P4 2800+/3000+ at most
Gigabyte K8N (socket 754) or some cheap Gigabyte or Abit socket 478 or 775 motherboard

video card: the FX-5200 is the most you'll need

RAM: 2x256mb PC3200 value

cheap DVD ROM

420W Thermaltake PSU, and any case

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