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Old 12-24-2004, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Build....What do you think

I've been interested in making my own budget comp for a while now.....Anyways I'll be using this for occasional gaming....games such as BFV and City Of Heroes.....I've been playing these now on my store bought ComPaq...and the onboard graphics and stuff dont bother me too much so spending 200+ on a video card was really uneccesary so i setteld on a cheaper vid card....anyways heres what i've come up with...any suggestions are welcomed Btw my budget is no more that $1000 (no monitor needed)

Mobo
SOLTEK "SL-K8AN2E-GR" NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754
$89.95


Harddrive
Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD360GD, OEM Drive Only
$110

Memory
pqi TURBO Series Dual Channel Gold Copper Kit 184-Pin 1GB(512MB x 2) DDR PC-3200
$168

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor
$150

Vid Card
ROSEWILL RADEON 9600 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "RW9600-256D"
$89

Opticals
Lite-On Black 52X32X52 CD-RW Drive, Model LTR-52327S, OEM
$24

Samsung Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model SFD321B/LBL1, OEM Drive Only
$7

Sound Card
CHAINTECH 7.1 Channel PCI Sound Card, Model "AV-710" -RETAIL
$25

Wireless Adaptor
TRENDware/TRENDnet 54Mbps PCI Network Adapter, Model TEW-423PI
$24

Heatsink
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 478/462/754/939/940 CPUs -RETAIL
$48

Accessories (keyboard, Mouse, Case, Case Fans....)
$110

Total = ~$820 (w.o. S&H) (all orders will be from newegg)
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Old 12-24-2004, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pretty good, looks like my setup. i really like the mobo you choose
especially the color it runs great with the 64
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yah i like it too....anyone else wanna share their opinion?
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Old 12-25-2004, 01:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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"Budget" system with a WD Raptor ? Get a normal 7200 rpm HD and spend the extra on a 9600XT and/or a 3200+. Dump the crappy soundcard and use onboard sound. I have heard nothing bad about that soundcard but up to you. Other than that, looks great !
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