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Old 03-21-2006, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this is what i have picked out so far. just for dial-up net and things related to a digital camera. want to make some simple videos with the pics i take and put some music behind it. also want to game some. never have before. have put in request for DSL in my area but now $10.00 dial-up is all i can get.

i'm 29 if that matters.
this will be my first build. currently have a antique model emachines 500a, win 98se

so here goes.

ASPIRE X-CRUISE -BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: X-CRUISE -BK
Item #: N82E16811144151
$69.00

DFI nF4 Ultra-Infinity Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: nF4 Ultra-Infinity
Item #: N82E16813136163
$88.00

eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #: 256-P2-N553-AX
Item #: N82E16814130283
$189.00

ASPIRE ATX-AS600W-BL ATX12V/ EPS12V 600W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: ATX-AS600W-BL
Item #: N82E16817148025
$94.99

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BWBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3200BWBOX
Item #: N82E16819103572
$167.00

Patriot Signature 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model PSD2G400KH - Retail
Model #: PSD2G400KH
Item #: N82E16820220079
$143.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD3200KS
Item #: N82E16822136003
$125.00

U.S. Robotics USR5660A 56Kbps Modem - Retail
Model #: USR5660A
Item #: N82E16825104143
$19.99

NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM
Model #: ND-3550A BK OEM
Item #: N82E16827152058
$38.99

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM
Model #: N09-01528
Item #: N82E16837102059
$89.95

Subtotal: $1,025.91 shipping and tax brings it closeto $1150
without monitor, keyboard or mouse.
my original plan was to spend $800 total for the complete build. but come to realize i need to spend more so......

is all compatible ? any suggestions ?

also please recommend a good quality (cheap) 19" flat panel monitor.

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good machine though you are over paying for the venice. I got mine for 155. also you don't need a 600w psu. get something for 50$ at around 450w, that should be sufficient. my purepower 420w psu was 36$ and I built a 754s and a 939s with two of them
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It all looks compatible. You should just get like a 500 watt PSU from newegg for around 50 bucks. Tell us before you buy it though. - Charlie
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148004

how 'bout this one ?

also is 2GB to much ?

anyone else have any suggestions ?
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2 GB is plenty for almost anything =D
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Come to think of it, if you want to save money, just get 1 GB. That's plenty for almost anything also.
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i was suggested that on another forum but so far this one is a lot better. i might consider it. thinking i can always add later.

is that PSU good ?

any other suggestions ?
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The PSU looks good (physically, too! cool colour =P). You could even go 450W but 500 is fine.
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i say 2gb is worth it. also, i see you have the modem there... i don't think you'll be able to do very smooth online gaming on dial-up sucks to have the connection as the bottleneck
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You could go with 2GB but unless you use meory-intensive things like Photoshop or video-editing programs, or play memory-intensive games, I don't think you'd notice much of a difference from 1GB.

At least, I've never noticed any difference between 1GB and 2GB machines.
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