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Old 01-30-2007, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question I want to build a $800 -$900 computer help me

I want to build a $800 - $900 computer using this case, the eMachines T2824 starting from scratch. The Link is the picture of the cases in different pics if you click photo gallery.

http://reviews.cnet.com/eMachines_T2...-31006755.html

The computer will be used for college pruposes. I would like it ready for windows vista. I will not be using it for gaming, that is what the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 are made for. Just the regluar Microsft word programs and internet and storing muisc. Also will be using it for my computer science major.

P.S. is it wise to go to a computer place to have them build my computer. The guy I talked to said it would cost starting at $650. Are they going to rip me off?
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for what you need, you can spend alot less then 800, more like 400-500 if you dont need monitor, keyboard, etc.. if your going to build a system spend 30-50 bucks and buy a different case.

the place isnt going to rip you off really, everyone is trying to make there buck, so you are going to be paying for there time with building a machine. so you would get less for your buck, but if your not sure of building and basic trouble shooting then its the way to go.
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - 135.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
ABIT KN9 - 74.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127010
CORSAIR ValueSelect (2 x 512MB) DDR2 667 - 90.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145568
COOLMAX CR-450B ATX 450W - 40.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159031
PNY VCG76512SXPB GeForce 7600GS 512MB - 133.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133175
WD Caviar RE 160GB 7200/16MB - 63.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136062
LITE-ON Black 18X DVD+RW - 32.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106043
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 - 50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

617.00 without shipping

of course that's without an OS.
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They motherboard you mentioned siad it was a graded K, it there a better motherboard, plus, is there a more room for more momery, I'm look at 2GB. they say, you can't run Windows Vista well, without 2GB.
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vista min is 512 and recommended is 1 gig of memory, 1 gig is fine for doing microsoft word. and that motherboard is pretty good, what are you talking about graded k? its the KN9 series. thats a pretty good set up, im at work so i dont have time to go searching newegg, but nukems is a good suggestion.
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theres no point to getting Vista (unless you get it free somehow) untill the first service pack hits
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nukem
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - 135.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
ABIT KN9 - 74.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127010
CORSAIR ValueSelect (2 x 512MB) DDR2 667 - 90.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145568
COOLMAX CR-450B ATX 450W - 40.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159031
PNY VCG76512SXPB GeForce 7600GS 512MB - 133.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133175
WD Caviar RE 160GB 7200/16MB - 63.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136062
LITE-ON Black 18X DVD+RW - 32.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106043
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 - 50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

617.00 without shipping

of course that's without an OS.

Beautiful build!
Finally somebody not recommending the Core 2 Duo E6300 or E4300.
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