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Old 07-13-2004, 03:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Online gaming is fun, but make sure it doesn't effect your studying - which is much more important.

As for the system, Athlon XP2500+ (1.83GHz) 333fsb will do the trick. This CPU has extreme overclockability, upto 2.4GHz
Nothing fancy like Corsair, just get a stick of 512MB DDR400.
Get yourself a 128MB Radeon 9600 Pro/XT.

RAIDMAX Black 10-bay Case with 420W Power Supply $53

Rosewill 52x32x52x16 CD-RW & DVD Combo Drive, Model C523216, Retail $39.99

AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail $80

Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM IDE ATA133 Hard Drive, Model 6E040L0, OEM Drive only $53

Mushkin Basic Green 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-2700 - Retail $77

ASUS "A7N8X-X" nForce2 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL $71

POWERCOLOR ATI Radeon 9600Pro Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R96-C3G" -RETAIL $124

All above from newegg.com.

Total: ~$497.99

Now just minus anything you don't want.

Best I could do.
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Old 07-13-2004, 05:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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a single man running a comp store sounds like hes gonna rip u off to me its really not that hard to build one urself if u study up a bit and itll save u money which semms to be an issue.
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Old 07-13-2004, 07:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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People don't realise how easy it is to build a computer from scratch, don't be afraid to look at the manual, for everything if you have to.

I would say at least 50% - 70% of the money spent when buying a computer from a retailer goes in their pocket for building it in an hour.
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah true, of course he is gonna make money for puttin it together.

Alright so I got another idea, I was talking on another forum, and someone mintioned to just buy a new processor and MB from newegg, and just switch it out with my existing computer. They said I might also need a new power source, so I might get a new case, and 512 RAM aswell, but they said with newegg I can get it all around $300 if I search newegg.

Would this be the way to go? Or just buy a whole new computer? I was wondering if it would be hard to switch out stuff in my current computer, since its a HP Pavilion 7920 CHIPSET.
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Old 07-14-2004, 11:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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what you just said is basically buying a new computer sans the case and optical/hard drives
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