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Old 07-23-2004, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, my family has the computer I built them a while ago...Lian Li PC 65, AMD XP 2800, 512 MB Crucial, 120GB Maxtor, Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB....they now want another computer so I looked at the old gateway and it is a piece. It has a P3 but all the rest of it is crap worthy of a garbage heap (meets Gateway Standards). This computer will be used for applications mostly but I want the best bang for the buck and it has to be under 800, I could use the case and the fans and it has a monitor, speakers, mouse/keyboard. I need ram, mobo/processor (P3 sucks), remember think cheap!

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Old 07-23-2004, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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P4 2.8, 800 FSB, 512 L2 Cache.....$200
Abit IS7 mobo. 800 FSB, has SATA & IDE, up to 4GB ram....$86
512 ram (dual channel for that mobo)....$100
ATI 9600se...$116
Thats $500 bucks, roughly. And the 9600se is an ok card, I have one, plays FarCry on medium and that is all you need. Esp if this comp is only for apps. That leaevs you $300 for what ever.

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C2D E6420 2.13, FSB 1066MHz
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eVGA NF63 motherboard
eVGA 8800GTS 640MB
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the 9200 runs better then the 9600se, so get that instead and it's also cheaper, either way, you're only using it for apps, so this doesn't need to be a gaming machine at all
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Old 07-25-2004, 02:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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athlon 2500+ -81$
ram 512 DRR-80$
sapphire 9200 -65$
60GB WD HD 60$
Liteon CDRW -35$

thats everything but case, fans, mouse/keyboard, moniter, power supply


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