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Old 01-25-2006, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $800 dollars for PC(building)

This will be my first build, so I don't want to spend that much money. I have limited my budget to around $800 dollars.
What can I possibly get for $800 dollars?

The computer would be used for gaming.

Also, I'm using a really old computer right now - Intel Celeron Processor 600Mhz with 319 MB of RAM. If I decided to buy a new video card and more memory; do you think this POS computer would support them without the case overheating and eventually having the computer break?
What would be a good video card?

Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hard Drive 55$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106
Power Supply 54$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008
Ram 79$ 1 gig http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
DVD player 22$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
Thermal Compound 6$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
AMD Dual-Core 313$ http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80106-R
Motherboard 70$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264
Case 36$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154052
eVGA 6800gs 170$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130267

Uhh.. You are trying to stick more ram and a video card into a 600MHz celeron... Wow. That would be like squirting mayonaise into coca cola.....
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply, Kitire!

I will definitely consider going with that setup.

Any other suggestions?
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I'd say Kitire spelled it out for you

If you could flex a little more out of your wallet you could buy a much more solid case and PSU though. Possibly a DFI motherboard for OCing too
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nice work guys thats basically him set if you already have hardware you can re-use eg hdd and dvd drive then don't get new ones. that only applies if they're decent because i wouldn't hold out if you have a dying 8gb hdd.
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Do you honestly think he has more than a 15gb HD and a cdrom drive? O_O!?
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Hard Drive 55$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106
Power Supply 54$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008
Ram 79$ 1 gig http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
DVD player 22$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
Thermal Compound 6$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
AMD Dual-Core 313$ http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80106-R
Motherboard 70$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264
Case 36$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154052
eVGA 6800gs 170$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130267

Uhh.. You are trying to stick more ram and a video card into a 600MHz celeron... Wow. That would be like squirting mayonaise into coca cola.....
Just something about the 6800gs. That $20 rebate doesn't apply unless you buy an evga motherboard, too. The $10 rebate does apply however.

But overall, he put a good build together for you.

I would like to recommend the MSI K8N Neo4-F motherboard. It's $80 at newegg. Also, for the psu, I would recommend antec, enermax, ocz, and fortron.

Good luck with the build. I just finished my first build.
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Just something about the 6800gs. That $20 rebate doesn't apply unless you buy an evga motherboard, too. The $10 rebate does apply however.

But overall, he put a good build together for you.

I would like to recommend the MSI K8N Neo4-F motherboard. It's $80 at newegg. Also, for the psu, I would recommend antec, enermax, ocz, and fortron.

Good luck with the build. I just finished my first build.
Oh, thought it was weird they had two rebates so i clicked on the 20$ one, and my pdf to html plug-in wasnt working correctly.
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