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Old 07-25-2006, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Asus-P4P800SE-co...QQcmdZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/Aspire-X-QPACK-S...QQcmdZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230011556964



http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Creative-Sou...QQcmdZViewItem



can yoou think of a more affordable solution? do all of htese parts work well together/workatalltogether?

easier way to save money?

any suggestions to help me save money and have the best system i can have with around 500 bucks will be nice =)
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That video card is crap, lemme see if I can build you a $500 system on NewEgg that will beat that. In fact, I know I can.

Gimme a few minutes.
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okie dokie =)
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow! I've done it again!

Every time I put together a computer for someone on NewEgg, I shock myself at what is possible with so little money!

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA3800CNBOX - Retail
$119

ECS RS485M-M (V1.0) Socket AM2 ATI Radeon XPRESS 1100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$44.99

eVGA 256-P2-N541-TX Geforce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
$109.99

G.SKILL Extreme Series 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Unbuffered System Memory Model F2-5400PHU1-512LA - Retail
2 x $36.99 (for 1gb total)

HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 HDT722516DLA380 (0A31637) 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$59.99

LITE-ON 16X DVD¬ĪR DVD Burner Black IDE Model SHW160P6S05 - OEM
$30.99

ASPIRE X-QPACK-NW-BK/420 Black Aluminum 1.0 w/ ABS plastic front panel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case ATX 420W Power Supply - Retail
$79.99


Total is $518.93


Oh and those parts aren't all compatible that you posted from eBay, the motherboard is too big for the case. But all these parts that I posted will work together, and way better then that system from eBay.
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now what games could this run at top notch? (cs: source with everything set to high?)
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You could play CS:S on max settings, Doom 3 on high settings. UT2k4 on max settings.


Wheras with that Radeon 9550, you wouldn't even be able to play Doom 3, lol, well in my book you wouldn't be able to. And CS:S MAYBE on medium-low settings.


This one I put together is like 4 or 5 times faster.
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do uthink itd be cheaper if i at least attempted ot try and get all that kind of stuff together on http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ or ibuypower.com ? they had hte most ridiculously cheap prices i've ever heard of.
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Nah, just put it together yourself. Not a big deal, screw some screws in, plug the cards in and install the OS and you're good to go.

And I just looked, and a slower (way slow) setup was like $455, and it's in a huge case with unneeded space.


Then again, I don't know much about pre-built computers so maybe there are more options.
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i meant trying to prebuild it using one of those websites or tigerdirect. just meant is newegg the cheapest when it comes to individual parts
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For me it is. Do you live in the United States?

I always order my parts from NewEgg. Unless they are really expensive parts, then I go to ZipZoomFly.com because they don't charge Californians sales tax.

But yeah, for all intensive purposes, NewEgg is the best.
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