Hey everyone. I just joined up and was hoping to get a push in the right direction.
I have decided to build a computer for the first time. I will have the help of a couple friends who are pretty knowledgeable and have built numerous computers.
I am not a true gamer, but I would like my computer to be up to the challenge. LOL, my current Gateway P3 has the sorriest excuse for a video card ever. I would be using the computer for running numerous apps like photoshop, video-editing software, and the occasional gaming.
I figure if I get a barebones kit (Including processor, motherboard, ram, etc.) I can just use my operating system (Windows XP Pro), my cd-rw my 80 gb Western Dig hard drive, and my cd-rom drive.
I have found a kit from tigerdirect that I am interested in:
Any opinions on it? Price too high? Too much computer for my needs? Go with AMD instead and save some $$$?
Links to any reputable places to buy bare-bones kits? Thanks in advance for any replies.
Here is the cheesy description:
In one dynamite package you get the incredible Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz processor with its revolutionary Hyper-Threading Technology for rapid execution of applications, the mighty Asus P4S800 motherboard with a slew of incredible features, and one of the coolest computer cases youve ever seen.
The Asus P4S800 motherboard is loaded with all the latest gizmos guaranteed to make your system take off with roaring power and astonishing speed while surrounding you with stunning graphics and audio/visual pyrotechnics. The P4S800s stellar lineup of incredible features reads like a Whos Who of Killer Components, including 10/100Mbps LAN Port for great gaming networking, FSB 400/533/800MHz memory, DIMMS for DDR400/333/266 up to 3GB. And thats only halfway down the features list! This amazing board also has ADI1985 6-Channel audio for the astonishing sound quality that makes games really great, 7 expansion slots including AGP 8X, 5 PCI and WIFI expansion slot, as well as 6 USB 2.0 ports for lightning-fast data transfer.
You can be confident your system will get the attention it deserves when everyone sees the spectacular steel Mid Tower Case weve selected for this bundle. This striking ATX case, with its off-the-charts expandability - eight bays (4 external and 4 internal) and 7 expansion slots comes with a rocking 420-watt Certified Power Supply - enough juice to make everything hum the way you need it to if youre a true gamer. It also boasts two front USB 2.0 ports, which really come in handy because they allow you to quickly attach peripherals without having to trip over a maze of cables. This handsome case also comes with three clear case fans. And for a very impressive finishing touch it has a swing-out front bezel that gives it that sleek GAMER look. To prevent thieves from running off with your prized components, it has a security key lock, an especially important feature at LAN parties.
You better act quickly and order this awesome Cybertron PC bundle, because the only thing thats not overwhelming about this package is the price!
This Bundle Includes:
CyberTronPC Computer Case Tower with 420Watt Power Supply
Gorgeous design, superb construction, and loaded with a total of 10 drive bays! And to prevent thieves from running off with your prized components, it has a security key lock, an especially important feature at LAN parties!
- Front Swing-out Bezel Cover with Lock
- 10 Drive Bays
- 7 Expansion Slots
ASUS - P4S800 - SiS Socket 478 ATX Motherboard with Audio, AGP 8X, USB 2.0 WIFI, WOL, S/PDIF and 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN Support
With the SiS 648FX chipset, the ASUS P4S800 supports latest 800MHz FSB Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron processor with Hyper-Threading technology. Supporting up to 3GB of system memory with the PC3200/2700/2100/1600 DDR DIMMs, high-resolution graphics via an AGP 8X slot, USB 2.0 and 6-channel audio features, the P4S800 is your affordable vehicle to enter the world of computing!
- Socket: 478
- DIMM Slots: 3
- AGP: 8X
Intel® Pentium® 4 2.8GHz / 1MB Cache / 800MHz FSB/ Socket 478 / Processor
The Intel® Pentium® 4 processor is designed to give you superior performance for digital music, 3D gaming, digital imaging and video, and more. In addition, the Pentium® 4 processor provides you with enough power to handle innovations on the horizon such as DVD authoring and MPEG4 video!
- Socket: 478
- Cache: 1MB
- FSB: 800MHz
512MB PC3200 DDR Memory Module
High-performance computing requires high-performance memory. For those who have been waiting for faster access timescrucial for high-level graphics programsDDR memory maximizes system operation, and lets you get the most from your applications.
- Memory Size: 512MB
- Memory Speed: PC3200
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