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Old 09-19-2006, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found some things on TigerDirect. Is there a better site?

I found:
Case
Motherboard
Power Supply
CPU
DVD}RW Disk drive
Hard Disk
Floppy Drive
512 MB RAM
PCI Wireless internet reciever
TV tuner

Can you all please tell me which brands on these I should not get? My main focus is price, along with connecting it to my wireless router and being able to run recent OSs and programs. I have only even use computers for a year now so I don't know much. Please help me with anything.

Motherboard:

Brand:Mercury
CPU slot: 775
Included items: Intel Celeron D CPU
MicroATX style
3 PCI slots
2 DDR DIMM RAM slots
2 IDE Headers
$74.99 US


Case:

Brand: Powmax
Motherboards compatible: ATX, MicroATX
External 5.25" Drive Bays:4
External 3.5" Drive Bays:2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:4
Expansion Slots:7
Front USB Ports:2
80mm Fan Ports:4
Included Power Supply
$29.99

RAM:

512 MB
184 pins
DDR format
Speed: 333MHz PC2700
PNY Technologies
$45.99

DVD+/-RW drive

Cache Size: 2 MB
DVD+R Write Speed: 16x
DVD-R Write Speed: 16x
CD Write Speed: 48x
CD Rewrite Speed: 32x
Color: Black
Interface Type: E-IDE
Brand: NEC
$34.99

Wireless Networking Card:

108Mbps
802.11g
Brand: D-Link
$29.99

Hard Drive:
I already have it.
WinXp installed.
Brand: Westell
80GB storage

Router:
Already have it.
Connected to Fiber Optics internet.
Brand: Actiontech
Connection: Ethernet or wireless Wi-Fi

Is there a type of cord that lets me use a Television as a computer moniter through composite video or Coaxial? What is the price? Where can I find it cheapest?
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The type of cord you're talking about is S-Video. You'd find better brands and prices at newegg.com. I recommend you not go for the cases with power supplies, as they're not reliable.
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Well first of post your specs I cant help you If i dont know what your parts are. You picked a Skt 775 Mobo. If your Cpu isnt 775 then it wont work. Post you specs and i will get back to you.
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if you go with a celeron make sure the s775 motheboard you get is Core 2 compatible. it may cost you a fair bit more for the board but it will make future upgrades a lot cheaper
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