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Old 01-29-2006, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

My friend asked me to put together a list of parts to build a custom complete PC (LCD Screen, mouse, keyboard, speakers (he doesn't want anything over 2.1) and the tower with all the parts) I do not know much about screens, so any advice would be appreciated!

Some requirements (stuff he wants):

80GB HDD
128MB Video card PCI-Express
1GB RAM
floppy drive
DVD/CD burner
LCD screen (17" to 19")
56k modem
speakers


Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Edit: adding more stuff he wants...
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-29-2006, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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shouldn't be a problem at all for that much money. i would try pricewatch.com and newegg.com and just start adding it together i think you could easily build a sweet computer for that kind of money.

i would ask your buddy stuff like how big a screen you want and are you gonna be gaming? then you can decide where most of the money should go.
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The main use of this computer would help. Does he need an OS?
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Yes, I believe he will need an OS. XP Home w/ SP2 is $94.94 w/ S&H right now on NewEgg I think... The main purpose of the pc will be gaming. He does M$ Flight Sim 04, Tycoon, hunting, and NFS games. Nothing really graphics intensive... He wants a 17" to 19" LCD screen.
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hi i have some real nice things for sale i could sell to you cheap most of it is like brand new. i have a 17 inche lcd monitor, 2.1 cyberacoustics speakers, and a wireless mouse/keyboard set. i could hook you up for cheaap lmk if your intrested.
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hi i have some real nice things for sale i could sell to you cheap most of it is like brand new. i have a 17 inche lcd monitor, 2.1 cyberacoustics speakers, and a wireless mouse/keyboard set. i could hook you up for cheaap lmk if your intrested.
How much are you asking?
I'll tell you right now... my friend probably will want to buy it brand new, so no promises...
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When it comes to a LCD I have heard that they can burn out easy so i would acually buy one brand new and have the warrenty form the company rather then buy one used if you wanted a used monitor i would go with a cheap CRT.
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A litttle bit of a challenge. Ill see what i can come up with. Dont expect maxed graphics. Expect low-mid. Try to convince him to add a little more money, otherwise its gonna be kinda a weak system.
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Well I did it. :sigh:
Here is a list
MSI K8N NEO3-F motherboard s754 =$62
AMD Sempron 64 3000+ s754 =$86
COOLMAX CV-590-GRAY W/O PSU Gray Computer Case =$15
Fortron 450W PSU =$50
eVGA Geforce 6600GT 128MB PCI-ex =$115
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR400 (PC3200) =$81
Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive =$55
NEC DVD burner =$40
Lite-on PS/2 Keyboard =$6.25 This is a great keyboard. I have one and it serves me well. Its nearly silent
Logitech Value Black Optical Mouse =$6
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 =$93
Logitech X-230 2.1 Speaker =$32
NEC Beige Floppy Drive $6 save $5 off of the hard drive ^^^ with combo.
56K modem =$7.50
ViewSonic Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor Built in Speakers =$227

Total is about $885 after a few mail in rebates.
Shipping is a killer though. :curses newegg: Look on ZZF for some of the parts to see if they have free shipping. Im too exhausted to look right now. :tired:
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