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Old 09-06-2005, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A co worker speced out a Dell PC for another guy for about $300. The guy doesn't do any gaming, just old crap. I'mhoping to stay away from on board video. Think there's a way to beat Dell off Newegg? We have to include a copy of Windows XP hope since we don't want to pirate anything... No linux.
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Does he need a monitor? If not you could prolly do it as long as you didn't need to buy windows.


MSI RS480M-IL Socket 754 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$85.00

* Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model KVR400X64C3A/512 - Retail
$43.87




AMD Sempron 2600+ Palermo 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor Model SDA2600BABOX - Retail
$62.81

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive -
$55.75


Subtotal: $246.55



Then you would just need a cheap case and power supply.


Ps. I chose this mobo because it had decent onboard video
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154017

And since the PSU is less then satisfactory on that case...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152019


$246.55+$24.00 (case)+$14.99 (PSU)

FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF...
$285.84

Let's see Dell beat that...

RE-EDIT: Onboard's so good, you should probably forget about a vid card...
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i forget the shipping on the $300 dell will be like $100. So you could still get windows xp and beat dell.
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Does he need a monitor? If not you could prolly do it as long as you didn't need to buy windows.


MSI RS480M-IL Socket 754 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$85.00

pqi POWER Series 512MB (2 x 256MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 266 (PC 2100) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model
$42.99



AMD Sempron 2600+ Palermo 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor Model SDA2600BABOX - Retail
$62.81

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive -
$55.75


Subtotal: $246.55



Then you would just need a cheap case and power supply.


Ps. I chose this mobo because it had decent onboard video
Not bad...usually Dell will give you only 256MB of RAM at $299 and also Intel Integrated graphics which aren't as good as the X200 chipset.
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Oh, i changed the ram in my inatial post. I atually picked pc2100 instead of 3200
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No monitor.
Yes, I would have to purchase Windows.
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It's really hard to beat out Dell in that price range...

WHY MUST WINDOWS BE SO EXPENSIVE

but the list Ron made out looks pretty nice. Nice work, Ron.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154017

And since the PSU is less then satisfactory on that case...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152019


$246.55+$24.00 (case)+$14.99 (PSU)

FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF...
$285.84

Let's see Dell beat that...

RE-EDIT: Onboard's so good, you should probably forget about a vid card...
285+90=375.84

and that leaves around 20 dollars for shipping, and you beat dell YAY!
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BIOSTAR M7NCG 400 Socket A (Socket 462) NVIDIA nForce2 IGP Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

58 dollars saves you 30 dollars for shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164039
19 dollar case, saves you 5 dollars
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