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Old 04-02-2004, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend is building me a comp, and I think it is pretty good. I would like some input, though, as to whether I can get some stuff cheaper or better. Thanks.

Case: Antec Sonata $111

MB: Asus p4p800 $109

Proc: pentium 4 2.4c w/ HT $162

HD: Wd SE 80gb model wd800JB $74

Memory: Kingston HyperX 184 pin 512MB PC-2700 $107

CD Drive: Lite On Black 52x32x52x Cd-Rw Drive Model ltr-52327s, Oem
$37

Floppy: Black Samsung from me 5$

Video Card: Asus Geforce FX5900 Model V9950 $261

Windows XP Home: $95

Keyboard: Aopen KB-858 $11

Modem: Archtek Smartlink 56k Model 5634PRS $16

Moniter: Viewsonic E70FB 17" $150

OK, this should be everything cept the mouse and speakers.......you can
pick
some speakers out at a walmart or something....or hook up some old ones
for
the time being.....
Grand Total as of 04/01/04 is : $1138
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Old 04-14-2004, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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first of all go with a radeon 9800 pro cause it only cost $200 and is like the second best video card out there(newegg.com) you morther board is good...i would just find someone who had a floppy drive and just paint the face of it to match your case...save a little money that way. Also go with the AMD athlon 2600 cause you will save money and get something better at the same time...its quite alot better in my opion then a p4 2.4...but hey...thats just my opion...good luck
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Old 04-15-2004, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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haha i fink my pc is jus a lil betta and a bit cheaper!


Case: king King Case K2-229D-BK Black ATX Midi Tower Case with 300W PSU & amp; Side Window LED Fan & $18

MB: Asus A7V600 VIA KT600 8x AGP DDR400 Serial ATA Giga LAN/Sound/USB2 ATA133 $45

Proc: AMD Athlon XP3000+ 400Mhz FSB 512 L2 Cache Barton Cpu $100

HD: Seagate ST3120022A 120Gb 7200rpm UDMA100 9.4ms 2mb Cache $52

Memory: Crucial 512 DDR400 PC3200 CL=3 Memory Module X2 $50

CD Drive: benq cdrw $40

Video Card: XFX Geforce Fx5200 AGP8x 256MB DDR DVI TV-Out Retail box $51

Modem: 600k cable modem $25 a month
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Old 04-15-2004, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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masta_sushi what are you on? to start off with your case inc psu and fan is $18 how does that compare to the one listed above???

why have you included the cable modem cost?

hmmm....

anyway, I would get an MSI FX 5900 (I dont know any US prices) as thats the one I use an its great.
I would also get a couple of 512MB sticks of RAM as I have just found that games like Far Cry eat memory for breakfast.
Regarding the Intel vs AMD, if you can afford an Intel I would go that way (probably a Prescott 2.8) with a motherboard based on the 865 or 875 chipset.
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