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Old 12-18-2003, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default i want to build a system that is cheap but fast.

ive always thought taking this specs but im not shure right now so tell me your opinion.
-amd athlon 2500+ barton 333fsb 512 k or the 2800+
-western digital 120 gb 8mb sata 7200rpm
-512mb 333
-ati radeon 9600 pro 128mb
-asus ASUS MB A7N8X K7 NFORCE2SPP SOCKETA FSB333MHZ 3DDR AGPPRO8X 5PCI
so tell what i should change thks
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ordered this system and will *finally* get it on monday:

A7V600
1GB DDR 400 Corsair
RAID 0 with 2 Wester Digital Raptor SATA 10,000 RPM Drives
Athlon XP 3000, 400 FSB
GeForce4 MX 440 - 8X
and case, fans, heatsink, cd-drive,etc. etc.

Under a $1,000 bucks

I think http://www.monarchcomputer.com
has the best prices/deal

good luck

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here are the prices. you have a good system,either way too.

with an amd 2800+

XP2800+ Barton 333FSB
$136.99

Asus A7N8X Socket A Motherboard
$93.99

Western Digital 120GB / 7200 RPM / 8MB/ 8.9ms ATA-100 EIDE Hard Drive
$109.99

Corsair Value Select 512MB PC2700 DDR 333MHz Memory
$79.99

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9600PRO EZ Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP,
Model "R96-C3G" -RETAIL
$139.00

total with the 2800+ = $559.96


With an amd 2500+ and an 80 Gb hard drive(same as the one you specified, but it has 40 Gb less of space, that is the only diff)

XP2500+ Barton 333FSB
$85.99

Asus A7N8X Socket A Motherboard
$93.99

Western Digital Caviar 80GB / 7200 / 8MB / 8.9 / ATA-100 EIDE Hard Drive
$84.99


Corsair Value Select 512MB PC2700 DDR 333MHz Memory
$79.99

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9600PRO EZ Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP,
Model "R96-C3G" -RETAIL
$139.00

total with the 2500+ = $484.95

keep in mind thatyou need:
case 30 to 50 dollars

heatsink about 30 dollars

cdrom/cdrw about 40 dollars

And/or

dvd/dvdrw about 40 to 50 dollars


here are you approximate price totals before the case, heatsink, cdrom, etc.

total with the 2800+ and 120 Gb HD = $560

total with the 2500+ and 80 Gb Hd = $485

Prices taken from www.newegg.com and www.tigerdirect.com
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