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Old 09-06-2005, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, well my brother wants me to build a computer for him. I was thinking of using Intel because all he wants to do is mainly internet, cd/dvd burning, and wants to play a few games. The games he wants to play are baseball, racing, and Command and Conquer. I was thinking of getting him an 80 GB hard drive to go along with the one that we can take out of his HP. I would like to put 1GB of RAM into it, but if it's too expensive 512 MB is fine. He doesn't want to spend more than $500. He doesn't need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. All we need to build is the system, so if anyone has any component ideas with Intel, or AMD (I know nothing about Intel) that would be great. Thanks for all your help in advance.
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for the budget defintely AMD

AMD 64 3000+ - 146

MSI NEO4-F - 90

corsair valueselect 1GB - 90

80GB seagate barracuda sata150 - 65

any case - 20

thermaltake 420W dual fan psu - 36

447 dollars

i dont know any good graphics card to play baseball, racing, and C&C.

9600 - 70

517 dollars...

6600GT - 150

9600xt - 100

fx5500 - 62

7000- 30

6600 - 105

9550 - 60
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if he doest care about upgradability, or real performance, i can build a Socket A computer for under 500 dollars

1) ABIT nF2 SPP mobo - 82

2) xp2800 w/heatsink - 98

3) Seagate barracuda sata150 80GB - 65

4)1GB corsair valueselect - 90

5) 9600XT - 93

6) any case - 20

7) thermaltake 420W dual fan psu - 36

this is 484 dollars, but this is only used for, if your on a extremely limited budget and cant go over 500
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Okay, thanks, I will talk to him tonight and see how all of it sounds.
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Even that budget build he posted could do some serious Source and BF2.
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if he doest care about upgradability, or real performance, i can build a Socket A computer for under 500 dollars

1) ABIT nF2 SPP mobo - 82

2) xp2800 w/heatsink - 98

3) Seagate barracuda sata150 80GB - 65

4)1GB corsair valueselect - 90

5) 9600XT - 93

6) any case - 20

7) thermaltake 420W dual fan psu - 36

this is 484 dollars, but this is only used for, if your on a extremely limited budget and cant go over 500
really? bf2 on this machine. WoW
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Alright, well PZEROFGH I'm going to pretty much select everything you posted in your budget build, and provide links, and also a final price. So if anyone wants to comment on it, go right ahead. I will then tell my brother what I came up with for $500.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164040

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127166

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103377

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102335

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153006

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040

CD/DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827140117

I am finally done, with a price of; $523.22 before shipping. Comments and criticisms are welcome.
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you could probably get a CHEAP case/psu to save some money....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156113
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811124087
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144073
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154041
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144077
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Well here is an update.

Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156113

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127166

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103377

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102335

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040

CD/DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827140117

I am finally done, with a price of; $504.24 before shipping. Comments and criticisms are welcome.
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looks muy as good to me, but i dont like that psu
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