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Old 07-08-2005, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys...will this work for a low budget comp build? I MUST keep this thing around $500

any suggestions from you technical experts out there? I am new to this scene and need some solid information and suggesitons.

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Old 07-08-2005, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What will your main use be for this PC?

The video card won't fit into that motherboard, as the motherboard supports PCI express graphics cards, and you picked out a AGP one.

You may want to consider getting a SATA hdd.

I can't see a PSU.

The motherboard manufacturer are not very good.
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hope you dont plan on gaming with that
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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this just needs to be a somewhat powerful computer for games like World of Warcraft, Some music recording power, and general multimedia stuff


definately not a hardcore gaming machine for halflife or anything


what is the best i could do setup wise for $500-550
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BTW. you picked out a socket 939 motherboard.

Something along these lines will be quite good for the price.
(sorry, newegg was slow so I can't tell you the exact items)

You will need to add a PSU, get a Thermaltake one. I also recomend spending a bit less on the case, as that is a lot for one, unless your heart is set on it.

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Old 07-08-2005, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the help Trifid...but i don't understand UK pricing

how much is taht American?
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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£317.25 = 550.11USD
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It is cheaper to buy in the US, but I was aiming for it to be around $400 with money for the rest of the items.

I have added a thermaltake PSU to it. I would recomend getting a cheaper mouse/using your old one.

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I just realised that I put a PCI express graphics card on. If you want to save a bit of money the 9600xt is a good card for the price.
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I would go with the Radeon Xpress chipset, and use integrated graphics.
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