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Old 07-16-2006, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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budget runs from 500-750$ I want AMD processor, 1GB RAM, dvd drive and dvd burner, and a cool ATX case. PLEASE HELP! I "built" one last night and the price was way too spendy.
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is this for gaming?

which state you live in?
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yes gaming, Washington
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Old 07-16-2006, 04:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $144.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013


AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Orleans 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail $ 104.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103637


CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail $77.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145526


HITACHI Deskstar 7K80 HDS728080PLA380 (0A30356) 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $ 42.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145082


NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM $30.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058


SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM $19.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131


eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $ 139.99 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130017


Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail $89.99

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ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail $ 59.99

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Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2 - OEM $137.99

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even though it came down to 800 some bucks but it's great, and you can chop some here or there like another cheaper mobo, psu..., overclock the 3200 to get some free speed or wait till the x2 3800 drop it's price and purchase the processor.
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What types of games do you plan on playing? WoW? Just might help people picking out the parts.
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Old 07-16-2006, 06:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is Windox XP Professional needed? I think he'd be off just fine getting XP Home
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that is the system i would build for him but hey that's just me and as i've mentioned in my previous post that he can chop some from here to there. like a cheaper mobo, psu, OS......
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im gonna b playin all games including wow. id rather have xp home tho its cheaper.
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The yellow one's build is nice, but for a $500 budget how can you get a $150 dollar mobo. Wait liek 2 weeks until the AMD X2's prices drop so you can ahve an AMD Athlon X2. Here's what i say you get.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800
1 gig ram
7600gt
250gig Sata HDD
FSP 450watt psu
Antec super Lanboy Case
MSI Neo4-F mobo

thats agood build that will fit your $500-$700 budget, unless you want to go AM2, then get a cheap AM2 mobo but don't buy that $150 Asus one.
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