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Old 11-27-2004, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Corrections for my first built computer

I would not like to change anything that I have on my list, but i would like recommendations and suggestions. My Exact price range is 950 and I will not go any higher.

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Old 11-27-2004, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm building a new system also and am using the same RAM, HD, and Mobo, except the mobo isn't refurbished. That mobo cost you $110 then $1 shipping, new one is $136 with free shipping. If you find the extra cash I would go the safe route with the new one, the price difference is very small. Also, the drive you got wont read dvd's. This is also another cheap upgrade I would do if you could get the cash. Here's a good one and i'm sure there are others even cheaper. Other than that, looks great. Even without these upgrades it should be very nice.

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Old 11-27-2004, 04:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks man, i never got what refurbished meant lol, now i do, so refurbished is like a used mobo but checked and fixed or one that has been taken back? or wat, also i dont really need the other upgrade on the drive, cuz I got like 5 dvd players in this house and i dont think i will need it to watch on the comp, cuz i will be doing all gaming

anyone else got suggestions?
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Also I heard that it would be better to get a case without a power supply and get a good one, any suggestions on that ?
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Old 11-27-2004, 05:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Refurbished is basically a fancy word for used. People don't like it or they buy the wrong one and they send it back to the retailer and the retailer lables it as "refurbished". i would suggest buying it retail. For a case i suggest buying a nice case that suits your needs and buy the power supply that you need. Read up on reviews etc about a good power supply. Also Watts arent everything but heres a helpful site:
amd 3200+ barton
gigabyte 7N400-L mobo
512 kingston
maxtor 40 gb
ati radeon 9600 XT
430 watt psu
thermaltake xtreme volcano 12 hsf
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Old 11-27-2004, 05:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Alrighty Thank you guys, christmas day should be a super day

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