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Old 10-23-2005, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been browsing around on Ebay and Tigerdirect and I thought these come close to what I need, seem to be decent priced.. so wanted some opinions..

This one looks like I only need to buy a hard drive.. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=TC3J-2020
I'm hoping my current cdrw, vid card and sound card will fit in it.(I'll figure that part out before I buy it)

Then I came across these 2 sellers on Ebay who custumize comps..
I thought these 2 sellers looked good..
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http://www.magicmicro.com/smoreinfo.asp?iid=731

Does anyone look like a better deal than the others?

I figure I'll just get the basics and get something that can easily be upgraded later. I still want to keep it as low as possible but I think I might do the "pay later" thing so I can keep saving and then pay it off by the time the interest starts kicking in. I think I want the ATI AIW video card.. (I eventually want to get into recording tv shows and dvd stuff) so I think I"m going to wait on that and keep saving. It'll probably be on sale around Christmas anyway.
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Any of those sound good. I recommend the second one.
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Well apart from the CPU the first one looks ok. The second one is a invalid link and the third one has several components missing. I would spend a bit extra to get a 3700+ though.
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Socket A is dead. Socket 754 is dead.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...637238&CatId=0

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...174&CatId=1683

True, they ain't as cheap, but you'll probably never see TigerDirect's rebate check, either.

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The first link has a $50 rebate, so just ignore the rebate part.
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Yeah, like trotter said, the Socket A is dead and the 754 is rarely used in new computers. Try upgrading to a 939 if you can.
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