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Old 04-24-2005, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Before I leave for college in July I'm going to need to make a computer. I'm going to use it mostly for gaming, music, and internet.

What do you think is the best/cheapest place to buy parts from? I know is good, and there's a place by me, General Nanosystems, that has decent prices too.

This is what I came up with so far using newegg.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Newcastle 800MHz FSB Socket 754
MSI K8T NEO-FSR Socket 754 VIA K8T800 ATX AMD Motherboard
Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 400 (PC2 3200)
Hard Drive:
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133
Video Card:
ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X

With a $30 case I found on newegg and without drives or software it comes to $569.00. That's in my budget of keeping the thing under $700. Thats all without sales or digging in the refurbished section.

Do all those parts look like they'd come together to make a good system? Would you suggest something different/better? Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-24-2005, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cpu and 1 gig ram $262
mobo $113
Graphics card $125
case anything under $50
psu anything about $50
hard drive 80 gig seagate $65
this system will perform much better and will be only about 100 bucks more but will be more easily upgradable in the future. it is socket 939 and has 1 gig of ram plus it has a 6600 which is a significantly better card however the hard drive is only an 80gig but this was the best i could find without really trying hard

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Old 04-25-2005, 12:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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athlon 64 3000+
msi neo2-fsr
1 gig corsair value
seagate 80gb hdd sata
thermaltake 420w
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Old 04-25-2005, 12:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Alright, here is my recommendation for $700, shipping included:

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 3000+ S939 Winchester...$146
RAM- 1 GB (2x512MB) Kingston DDR PC3200...$85
Motherboard- Abit AX8...$113
Video Card- eVGA GeForce 6600GT PCI-E...$177
Hard Drive- Western Digital 80GB IDE...$63.99
Case- Raidmax w/ 420watt psu...$61.99
Optical Drive- Sony DVD Burner...$57.99

Grand Total...$704.97

That system would run any game on very nice settings. What do you think of it?
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Old 04-25-2005, 09:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yeh, no doubt, that would be a nice computer for $700, although, i would get 512mb ram, and spend the money on something else.
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I suggest socket 939. I also suggest a Newcastle if your not going to OC. If your going to OC, then a Winchester would work. I dont suggest Corsair value RAM. But G Skill value RAM i suggest, or OCZ.
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Old 04-25-2005, 01:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll take those suggestions into consideration. I didn't plan on overclocking the processor as I thought it made it wear out faster and heat up quickly. But I know next to nothing about overclocking. So would spending a bit more to get that better mothorboard be better for me in the long run? Thats the only real difference I see in the one I kinda put together, besides the RAM, and the ones you guys suggested.

Thanks for your help.

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