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Old 05-18-2006, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I making comp, not for myself, but for one of my friends.

Ok he have monitor, hard drive(80GB), memory( 1GB DDR 400 (PC 3200)), keyboard and mouse
I have case, and going to sell it to him.



I need some thing for 200$...

So I need
Motherboard (with onboard sound and video), it would be nice if motherboard had PCI-e to upgrade in future with video card.

CPU.. maybe intel or AMD... whatever cheater.

PSU

Speakers.. (good, but cheap)
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Option one:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537
112$

Mother board... which one?
how about this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135209
$59.99

Speakers.... something like 30...
again... which one is good but cheap?

and PSU...
maybe this..
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-400 400W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?
Item=N82E16817103935
$54.99
is there some thing cheaper?

Total... around 260..
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Option two
Intel...... a bit cheaper.

CPU
Intel Celeron D 346 533MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T 64-Bit Processor w/ Execute Disable Bit - Retail
http://www.techist.com/editpost.php?...&postid=828800
68$

Mobo
ASUS P5RD1-VM Socket T (LGA 775) ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131565
66$

Speakers.... something like 30...
again... which one is good but cheap?

and PSU...
maybe this..
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-400 400W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?
Item=N82E16817103935
$54.99
is there some thing cheaper?

around 218$
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Get this motherboard a long with the 3000+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130529

For the PSU, get this one (My brother has it - very stable):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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consider this for CPU&MOBO: nVidia mobo w/ Celeron

i do advise you not to get a celeron, but since it's the cheapest, i guess it'll do.

And get this, you won't even be able to sell your case to him, unless it's pimped our or something. case&PSU for 10 bucks

thank me later. best of luck.

oh, and speakers
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Well, I actually interested in selling him my old case ....
I already sold him my last old case...
Well they not old.. I just gut them for free. The first one and this one I thinking to sell again.

PS... I need mobo with onboard video ..
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dang, forgot about that one, i was lookin for pci-e.

well, best of luck w/ everything
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The MSI above does have onboard.
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Mobo: I am currently using it, and its reallyh good, and w/ a pci-e slot, which i already took advantage of.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264

CPU:Using the 3200+, its great, sure 3000+ is good as well http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

PSU: great, reliable(im using it) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121129

total: 234 w/o ship and handling.. You could go for a cheaper mobo, up to you, but that biostar is a great mobo. Stay away from celeron/intel.
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I would say go with a setup like Ksingler posted above me. I was putting together something very similar but he beat me too it. Mobo looks fine, the psu is recommened quite often, cpu is great. If you have abit money left over or manage to scrap some up, get the Logitech X-530 speakers. I have them and i like them alot.
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I have them too bleak, they are very very nice! Great bass too! Forgot to add, im using that power supply too, it hasnt given any problems, great psu.
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