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Old 04-14-2004, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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were going to be purchasing parts to build a comp and hopefully this time it will work but im still in learning process and i have learned alot from just one build. OKay heres the question what should we use to build this comp? its not for anything special however i would like to be able to use it for gaming when a friend comes over, other then that my parents will use it to type and browse the internet. I already have the case, powersupply, dvd rw drive, floppy drive. This computer is only going to be used for mostly browsing the internet but i want it so when a friend comes to lan he doesnt have to bring his comp he can use this one. So i want to know if i should do an amd proccesor? and also what you guys reccomend. I need the motherboard, cpu, memory, harddrive, and videocard. Im looking to spend about 700 at most since this is parents budget for their comp.
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So you need... mobo, HDD, CPU, RAM, GPU and accessories?

$100 mobo
$100 CPU
$100 RAM
$80 HDD
$150 GPU
$50 accessories

leaves some room. I would go Asus (A7N8X) or Abit mobo (NF-7 maybe), 2500-2800 AMD XP, 512 corsair or kingston RAM, 80GB HDD and maybe a 9600XT vid card. Do you need monitor and peripherals as well?
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Old 04-15-2004, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont need any accesories all i need is the motherboard, hd, cpu, ram, and video card. the video card nor cpu needs to be that fast i was thinking 2.8 or 3 ghz ht. and the videocard probably use the 9200 ati. I already have everything that i need and thensome to build the computer i just need these 5 items.

Also i was thinking about using the amd proccesor. the athlon 64?how reliable are these compared to p4?

700bucks will do me for these 5
Motherboard-what motherboard?
cpu-amd athlon 3400+??
memory-Kingston 512mb 120$
videocard-ati 9200 100$
harddrive- wd 20gb 60$

so basically what motherboard for the cpu?
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U say that u don't need a fast processor or display card ..n' u choose the 3400+ ...

Anywayz ..i think sharpnil's suggestion's good enough ...

Also if u could mention what exactly u intend to do withthis machine (in the sense ..what's it gonna be used for mainly) ..We would would find it much easier to make suggestions
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So you need... mobo, HDD, CPU, RAM, GPU and accessories?

$100 mobo
$100 CPU
$100 RAM
$80 HDD
$150 GPU
$50 accessories

leaves some room. I would go Asus (A7N8X) or Abit mobo (NF-7 maybe), 2500-2800 AMD XP, 512 corsair or kingston RAM, 80GB HDD and maybe a 9600XT vid card. Do you need monitor and peripherals as well?
512 ram i think is more then a 100 dollars? im not sure but i tought it was.. Yea but i mean if u want a monitor and all that other stuff... i think ur gonna be spending more then 700 dollars. Also isan't Kingston ram 512 more then 100 dollars? I haven't checked the ram prices recently but when i got my stick of kingston.. It was like 120 130 around there..
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Okay- check it.

All from www.newegg.com :

Processor- AMD XP 2800+ Barton - $121
Mobo - ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe - $114
HDD - Seagate 80GB IDE - $69
Vid Card - Celestica 9600XT Retail - $158

Now... this leaves like $240 for RAM. SO-

RAM - (2x) 256MB Corsair XMS PC3200 (run in dual channel) - $164

Total: $626.00 + shipping
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