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Old 05-09-2004, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to build a gaming computer from scratch, purchasing parts from www.newegg.com. Ofcourse, it's no big deal to buy from somewhere else, but that place is like a home, and good service. Anyways,

The gaming computer needs to be cheap. 800 dollar budget. I'm thinking 40gig HD, 512K RAM, with a pretty video card to boot. I'm getting this shell: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-023&depa=0

If someone could help me, I would greatly appreciate it. I'll be here, shooting caffeine and Dr. Pepper into my bloodstream.
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Oh yes, this is my first computer and I am leaning towards AMD products, but I will do whatever, if it's cost and performance worthy.
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You might want a bigger power supply than 350 for a gaming computer.
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What do you recommend I do?
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X-Dreamer II 65.00
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 138.00
NF7-S 90.00
Cossair PC3200 256x2 140.00
Maxtor 40 GB 55.00
ATI Radeon 9600XT 173.00
SB Audigy ES 45.00
Lite-On CD-RW 40.00

Total 746.00

Good enough? Just ask soemone you know for a Windows XP CD.
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Aha, that might be harder done than said.
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So let me get this right, you want me to buy:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=13-127-166
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=14-102-331
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=19-103-394
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=20-146-309
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=22-140-133
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=27-106-938
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=29-102-166

This doesn't seem right. The subtotal comes to 668. Did I pick the wrong iotem on one of your descriptions? I got the ones that fit best.
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X-Dreamer II case man... I would recommend a black case instead of the blue one you're eyeing. I got the black one myself and I think it looks very nice. Be aware that the intake holes in the front will have small hairline cracks if you're guna remove the front bezel, but it's barely noticable unless you look at it closely.
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Oh yea, get 512kb of the memory recommended on the mobo. I'm not sure what memory is good for the NF7-S, but I'm guessing Cossair is a good brand.
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It's looking good. I also asked another forum, Ctrl+Alt+Del, what they think. They gave me this:

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600XT Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -BULK
Item# N82E16814102326

Albatron KT600 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "KX600S Pro" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16813170119

AMD Athlon XP 2600+ "Barton", 333MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor - OEM

Item# N82E16819103417


Mushkin 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail

Item# N82E16820146219

Aspire KO-COMBO-BL Blue Keyboard and Optical Scroll Mouse Combo Set PS/2 105keys -RETAIL
Item# N82E16823165003

Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model HDS722516VLSA80 Part# 13G0254, OEM Drive Only
Item# N82E16822145051

Teac 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model FD235HFC291, OEM
Item# N82E16821103118

Thermaltake EXTREME VOLCANO 12, All Copper. 2 Adjustable fan speed controllers, installs in expension slot or in the front (in 3.5" drive bay) for AMD Athlon XP up to 3400+ -RETAIL
Item# N82E16835106035

Lite-On DVD-RW/+RW Drive, Model LDW-411S Beige bulk, OEM
Item# N82E16827106920

ASPIRE X-Dreamer II(Blue)ATX Mid-Tower Case with 350W Power Supply, Model "ATXB4KLW-BL/350" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16811144023

Leadtek nVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-bit, DVI/TV Out, 8X AGP, Model "WinFast A360 Ultra TDH" -RETAIL

Product total: $672.99
Shipping & Handling: $ 27.00
Total (Before tax): $ 699.99


Also, I just found a build that a friend Dat Ho gave me, tell me if there's anything different (for better or for worse) on these three builds. I'm sorry if I'm taking this to the extreme, but I want the perfect gaming machine.

Well, as perfect as you can get for 700 dollars.


KINGWIN 80mm Ball Bearing Case Fan, Model "F-01B-3PIN" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=11-999-963

ASUS "A7N8X-E Deluxe" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=13-131-478

POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R96A-C3N" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=14-131-219

AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor -Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=19-103-379

Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST380013AS, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=22-148-019

Subtotal ยป $ 425.98

It is probably not as good as those before-mentioned ones, but it's helluva lot cheaper. Oh, and the case isn't included in that price.
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