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Old 12-12-2005, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys...

I was going to buy a video card and PSU yesterday but when I got to the store all the super sales ended so I decided to hold off on buying them....

I saw this computer and it has every thing I'm looking with a low price tag.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1124431815188

I would buy a 7800GTX and 1GB memory in a couple months to put in it

Can I build a PC of the same or better specs for cheaper, With on-board video or a crappy video card to get me by until I can buy the 7800GTX, I would need Windows XP or Windows MCE included in the price.
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you could build those same specs for less i think. in fact, you maybe could get the memory and vid. card to for around that price. check it out on newegg.com and see what you come up with. i'm too lazy to look it up for you. wait a couple hours and someone will probably post links for you.
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I went to Bestbuy and checked out the computer. It claims its 2.2GHz but when the guy checked the actual speed it was running at, It was only 1.78 Whats up with that??
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Bestbuy did that to my bro's computer it said AMD Sempron 2.2Ghz but when he bought it was a AMD Turion 1.7Ghz, it also said 512mb ram, turns out it was 384mb ram and the video card was 128mb shared ram. Although they didnt lie about the ram they should really get into more detail about the parts.

Build it yourself you'll save money.

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MSI K8N Neo-4
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ANTEC 550w
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for $1250 including shipping.
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I bet allot of people think they are running with 2.2GHz.....

I think I will build my own. I wanted to use the DFI lanparty Ultra-D motherboard but all the bad reviews and horror storys worry me.
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Besides, the HP is probably a socket 754.

And with a pre-built, you can forget about over-clocking...
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Build it yourself or use monarchcomputers to have it built. Best Buy is the "worst buy" IMO. I will newegg one for you.....
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MBoard: $81.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Case And Power Supply: $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129158

CPU: $234
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Ram: $73
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231027

Hard Drive: $92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144153

Dvd Burner: $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

DVD Rom drive: $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136050

Total $665.50

Throw in any pci-e card til you can afford the 7800gtx, and your good to go!!
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Or this psu and case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

$100 for both.
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Thanks Guys

Trotter, I think it is a 939 and the geek squad guy said I could over-clock the FSB....

I would like to use a onboard video motherboard to save some $$ because I will be buying the 7800gtx in a couple months.

At new egg they only have micro-ATX motherboads with onboard video that are socket 939 are they any good?

If not this is what I came up with using Vaderpros list as a base.

Mboard: $81.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Case and power supply: $66.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811148015

CPU: $234
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Ram: $73
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231027

Hard drive: $55
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822135106

DVD Rom: $22
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827101131

Video Card: $118
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814102457

OS: 92.92
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16837102059

TOTAL: 744.39

Around how much will shipping be? I live in IL.

I'm sure you don't like the case I picked, but I do I will get a better PSU when I get the 7800gtx. Will it be ok untill then?

I had to get the price down so I down graded some stuff. Thats ok because my emachine can burn DVDs and it has a 160GB hard drive.

What do you guys think?
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