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Old 03-16-2005, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default building comp for friend what should i buy budget $650

im building a custom system for one of my friends. I am starting to build custom computers to make a little money so I can upgrade my comp.

For this comp i will need to buy
a. cpu
b. mobo
c. graphics card
d. hdd
e. case
f. psu
g. cpu fan and heatsink
h. some qiet fans
i. total of either 512 or 1 gig of ram depending on other items.
this is on a budget of $650 usd let me know what you can come up with.

thanks in advance
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some gaming, schoolwork, internet surfing, video editing. Pretty much everything
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Video card: Either the EVGA or XFX. The XFX is 10% faster on the ram, but less people like it. Their RMA is kinda a hastle (know from experince)
193$
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-150-085&depa=0
192$
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-130-220&depa=0

CPU: AMD 35watt 2400+ mobile. Great overclocker, and with it's support for older ram and not DDR400, this makes overclocking EASY. Can give the 3.8ghz p4 a run for it's money.

89$
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-103-439&depa=0

MOBO: Some model of the abit nf-7
62$-92$
Suggested one: 83$
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-127-166&depa=0

RAM: Just any stick that you can find. Corsair Value select or some other ram would be a good ram.
50$ a stick, you only need 1, but suggest to upgrade to 2 later.
http://www.newegg.com

Heatsink: This is a good one. I have SKT 939 version and it rocks. Will handle your overclockign goodness
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-106-035&depa=0
33$

Power Supply: Thermaltake TD-420AD. Nice power and Nice price
38$
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-153-006&depa=0

Case: Whatever, use a peice of plyword for what I care.

EDIT: This is 486 Dollars with one stick of 512 Ram. Use the other money$ for more ram, or fans and a case. Oh yeah, i forgot a hard drive, get one at your discretion, and you most likely have a spare CD-ROM laying around.

Please note that this setup is one made for overclocking, since mobile chips run extremely cool and stable, they can give a 3.8GHZ Intel a run for it's money when overclocked
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wasn't this on this board yesterday?
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wasn't this on this board yesterday?
Yeah with a few words changed

It's a good setup for that price
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oh dj none of your links work they are all bad
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omg, f the links, just do a search.
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Dude, instead of posting a new topic, just bump the old one. This is the same as the old one word for word.
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