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Old 12-04-2007, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am tired of my wife complaining that our PC is slow and I that I can not browse internet while skype is running.

I am thinking of putting a PC together on a very tight budget

What do you guys think of this set up?

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CPU
Amd Athlon 64 X2 S.Am2 4200+ Dual-Core

Motherboard
A13g+ Geforce 6100 Pci-E Ddr2 Sata S.Am2

RAM
gb Pc2 5300 667mhz Ddr2 Kit 2x1gb Chips

Video
I already have a Nvidia GoForce 5500 (PCI)

Power supply
600watt Dual Core Certified Power Supply

CPU cooling
High-Speed Fan With Thermal Compound
Case Cooling
High-Speed Case Cooling Fan 80mm

I already have two HDD

The whole thing minus the video card and the HDD that I already have is $280.

My main question is how is the motherboard? There are so many processors nowadays that I am not sure which one is decent one. I think Pentium is overpriced, so hopefully for home use I can du just fine with the AMD one.

I currently have a dual 1 gHz penitum with 1 GB of the old RAM. Will this new set up provide noticeable upgrade? Am I missing something? Is there anything that I should spend bit more money and get more value (i.e., the motherboard?).

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Old 12-04-2007, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would buy the parts from newegg if your in the US.
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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why egghead?
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mostly because newegg is used by millions everyday and has excellent customer service. But also because everything is usually cheaper there.

That comp will suit you just fine for home use such as browsing... you may be able to get a better price building yourself however.

And yes, it should be almost double the performance... so quite an increase.
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So egghead is the premier computer site?


MSI MBOX K9N6SGM-V AMD Socket AM2 AMD Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron NVIDIA GeForce 6100 /nForce 405 chipset Barebone - Retail
Item #: N82E16856167009
$89.99
ATRIX PSCI-500BLK ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817192002
$27.99

Kingston 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2N5K2/4G - Retail
Item #: N82E16820134193
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

-$35.00 Instant


$124.99
$89.99



AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4200DAA5BV
Rosewill RCX-Z5-Ultra 92mm x 2 Two Ball + Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler


$159.98
$119.98

Subtotal: $327.95

How about this set up? 4 Gb of RAM.
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its newegg not egghead.

Dont get barebones, get the seperate parts yourself.

Atrix make poor units.

4GB crucial ballistix is cheap and kills valueram.

SKt 939 is outdated tech. Go with intel skt lga 775 or at least AMD AM2.

Get AF7 or AF64 depending on your prosessor choice.
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RAM: $50
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

CPU+Stock HSF: $62
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Processor - Retail
get the AFP combo deal with that

Mobo: $55 (20 dollar MIR)
Newegg.com - Foxconn A690VM2MA-RS2H AM2 AMD 690V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

PSU: $32
Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series Dual Ball Bearing Fan RD400-2-DB ATX V2.2 400W Power Supply 115V/230V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Retail

Case: $17
Newegg.com - Rosewill R6422-P BK Black SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Thats a total of $216, $196 after Mail-In-Rebates.
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you don't need to buy an aftermarket cpu fan if your getting that cpu, especially if you aren't overclocking. Besides, it comes with a stock fan already
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Go with the build peter showed, really good quality. I have that ram also, 2gb's will be plenty for you
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oh yeah, forgot it comes with a stock hsf... ill edit that out and that will drop the price by 20
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