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Old 09-07-2006, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bought a rig on Ebay. Was it a good deal?

Already built - $380 shipping included

Parts include:
# Suntek TH6105 MicroATX case (14"H x 5"W x 17"D)
# A-Power 500-Watt ATX Dual Fan Power Supply
# Asus A8N-VM CSM MicroATX motherboard
# AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ 2.2GHz
# 2GB (2x1GB modules) DDR PC3200 400Mhz memory, expandable to 4GB
# Western Digital WD5000YS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb, 16MB cache disk drive (Additional drives available, see Options section below)
# Sony DW-Q120A Internal Double Layer DVD-RW Drive
# Sony MPF920 Floppy disk drive
# 92mm variable speed rear fan

DDR is called G-skill. First time I have ever heard of it.

I'm also thinking about getting a 7600GT to go along with it.

Does this look like a decent buy?

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Old 09-07-2006, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That actually looks pretty good

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Old 09-07-2006, 04:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks ok for the price.

I must caution you though... if I were you, I would take that 'A-Power 500-Watt ATX Power supply' out, and pitch it in the garbage, and get a decent power supply. That one is a bargain basement deal, less than $20..... I personally recommend the Antec TruePower series... Just keep in mind that the power supply supplies EVERY COMPONENT in the PC with juice... if it has a hiccup, and overlaods something, that component could be toast...
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats a pretty good buy. Is it used? and yea, a different psu wouldnt be a bad idea...
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Thanks for the tip about the PSU. I will look into another one now, for sure. All of the parts were new.

Thanx for the help.
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats a great deal.

I would replace the case and the PSU.


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