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Old 07-10-2005, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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where more then one, i am still considering my choices. this rig is for multitasking, video and a little gaming. respective prices are what i am willing to spend in each category.


proc: ~$150
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retai
l [link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103537[/link]

mem: ~$80
I have 1 GB of 2700 ram cas3, i may keep it if the total 2 GB @ no dual channeled 2700 runs faster then just the 1 GB @ 3200 with dual channel. any predictions?

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145440[/link]

PNY Optima 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820236110[/link]

both cas lat 2.5

mobo: ~$90
i dont know much about mobo's, but my choices are limited with the choice of a 64 bit proc
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128268[/link]
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128288[/link]
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813130491[/link]
all have pci-e, dual channel mem, well reviewed. msi/gigabyte are reputable, i assume

vid: $100-130

REFURBISHED: SAPPHIRE 100596-Red Radeon X700PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102461R[/link]

REFURBISHED: ASUS EN6600GT/TD/128 Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814121178R[/link]

REFURBISHED: CHAINTECH SE6600G Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814145098R[/link]

I am leaning towards a 6600 GT

hd: ~$60-80
160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822145051R[/link]
Average Seek Time 8.5ms
Average Latency 4.17ms

looks like a great value. refurb.

case: ~$40
[link]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811162017[/link]
[link]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811145047[/link]
[link]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811164058[/link]
they are all similar. cheap. al have a ~400 watt supply. it doesnt say but im guessing ill need this for the 64 bit mobo, as it seems they all need a special power connector.

GENERIC 20-Pin Motherboard Cable to 24-Pin Power Supply ATX
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16812101122[/link]

mon: ~$230
Fuji Plus FP-988D Silver-Black 19" 12ms LCD Monitor Built in Speakers - Retai
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16824168005[/link]

AOpen F90JS Black 19" 16ms LCD Monitor Built in Speakers - Retail
[link]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16824174024[/link]

already have a 15lcd and 15crt though, but i multi-task a lot



I will throw in my old: ram (as mentioned, maybe), creative pci sound card, media reader dash, floppy, optical drives, maybe slave my old 80 GB HD, my pci vid card for the tripple mon support.




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Old 07-10-2005, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you would want a P4. Also, by the way, I woiuldn't buy all that refurbished stuff. Your bound to get something DOA, even though its Newegg. Since your price consious though, I can help you with some price saving tips.
Processor-115
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?src=eb&name=A64-3000BP
(ends today)
Hard drive-40 bucks
http://shop4.outpost.com/product/388...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
OR
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....cat33200050001
Finally, if you want to try your luck with refurbished video cards, go ahead. Newegg is good for it, and if it comes DOA, they will replace it. But, you will have to pay for shipping.

The chaintech Nforce-4 Ultra Motherboard is a good buy, and is cheaper at 87 dollars. Also, your better off going with this Antec case. It includes a 350 watt power supply, and has a 20 to 24 adaptor already. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129150
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Old 07-10-2005, 10:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Btw, if your really on a budget, circuit city has kingston ram for 20 dollars after mir. 512 sticks pc3200.
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Go for a Pentium 4 is your going to be doing multitasking. they have hyper-threading which helps ALOT for running 2 applications at once.
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