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Old 03-13-2005, 08:16 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I dont even think they sell the that low anymore, do they?

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Old 03-13-2005, 10:43 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Nope 2.4GHZ is lowest they produce I think

aspire.comptech for the money my system is quite a bit better, 1.8GHZ Intel vs 2400+ Mobile and a 6600GT vs FX5600

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Old 03-13-2005, 03:28 PM   #23 (permalink)
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If you add it up, you get $669, but the components would be dirt cheap right now, if you could even find them. I have run HL2 on this thing, so I know it doesn't take a fortune to build a decent computer.

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Old 03-14-2005, 06:02 PM   #24 (permalink)
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How would this work for a gamer like me?
Case:enermax CS-1251-B Black ATX Case /w 350w PSU /w Side Window - 54.90
CPU+MOBO:Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (533 FSB) Box CPU w/ ECS 848P-A Motherboard - 124.99
Hard Drive: Maxtor 120GB 6Y120L0 Diamond Max UATA133 Hard Drive - 89.99
RAM: Geil 1GB PC3200 Dual DDR - 99.99
VideoCard:Visiontek Xtasy 256MB AGP VideoCard w/ Radeon 9600 3D Chip
SoundCard: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
Power Supply:Aspire 500w Aluminum See-Through Silver Power Supply - 59.99

Which rounds out with 8% tax....$709.83 At Frys Electronics
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:28 PM   #25 (permalink)
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spend less money on ram and more on vid card so its a 6600gt
id go with an amd setup too
just use onboard sound since your on a budget
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
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)

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.


MOBO: Some model of the abit nf-7
Suggested one: 83$

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.

Heatsink: This is a good one. I have SKT 939 version and it rocks. Will handle your overclockign goodness

Power Supply: Thermaltake TD-420AD. Nice power and Nice price

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 120$ 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
I would chose a different HS with another fan here I'll look maybe a different cpu and mobo

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Old 03-14-2005, 09:13 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Naw, for the CPU cooler get a zalman 7700-cu. It's the best heatsink I've ever had. It's completely quiet and keeps your processor VERY cool. 120mm fan on that baby
I don't think I can praise it enough, still waiting to test how it handles overclocking.
<font size=\"1\">Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHZ HT-------------------AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester
Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
Load: 72C--------------------------------------Load: 28C
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
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Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4.0A---------Logitech MX510
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:14 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Just look around in the forum...plenty of topics on computer building.
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:25 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Well i got the processor for free. 1.8 p-4 socket 478. I built my entire computer for less than 500 bucks and thats with a 90 dollar case! if you cut down some things you could build a decent comp for like 350 bucks. Now it wouldnt be pretty or be the greatest but my rig will run half life 2 doom 3 farcry all the new games that are out.

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