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Old 01-30-2005, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody,

I am finally building my own system for mainly apps (autocad and solidworks) and some gaming

I was going to build up my own, but I keep seeing theses barebones sys on ebay, that look pretty good, but I need a more expert opinion

could I do better than this building on my own for the cost?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...70785&tc=photo

I don't need the keyboard, mouse, speakers or CD/rw,
but would like to get a DVD burner

I am having a hell of a time selecting components for a good package that cost $500-600

anyhelp or suggestions would be great

Thanks
Erik
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Old 01-30-2005, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here are a list of components you can get for 600 dollars

AMD ATHLON 64 +3000=$162
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...103-501&DEPA=1

ASUS A8V DELUXE=$134.00
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-510&depa=1

Sony Internal 16X DVD+/-RW / Double Layer Drive=$60.50
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...131-239&DEPA=1

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive=$66.00
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...135-106&DEPA=1

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB=$187.00
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...127-147&DEPA=1

total:599.80
(there is no memory or case and psu)
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Old 01-30-2005, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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phosho510,

That looks good, but I have gotten the impression that AMD is better for a gameing comp, intel for Apps ?

I like the DVD and hard drive selections,....good deals

though I would be willing to give a little on board and video cost to be able to get memory and a case for the total

thanks for the input,...at least I have two of the items to complete the system

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Old 01-30-2005, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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your welcome, i have the same DVD drive it works great.
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