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Old 07-14-2007, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building another computer just because. This computer will be for playing low quality games, surfing the net, downloading stuff, catching viruses... Well, at least it's gonna be better than my previous computer, with 1.47GHz and 256MB ram...Socket A...

CPU:
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2.4GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - OEM

MOBO:
Customer Reviews Of MSI K8N Neo4-F ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

HDD:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD400JD 40GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N436-LX GeForce 7300GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

PSU:
I dunno...someone recommend me one.

Price: $261 + PSU = ???
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For a good reliable PSU, I'd definitely recommend the FSP (Fortron Source) 400w.

Since you're going OEM for the processor, I'd suggest the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 64.
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if you plan on downloading lots of stuff i'd recommend a 160gb drive
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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I would get this MOBO, CPU and RAM: it is only about $50 more, and you get 2 cores, 1GB more (and faster) ram, and much more upgradeability.

Mobo:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR NF4UAM2G Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

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Newegg.com - A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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can this computer get any cheaper?

i was gonna get socket 939 because it was cheaper..

i wish i could stay under 280 if possible..

doesn't really have to be a fast computer.
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Motherboard - Biostar TForce TF7025 w/onboard GeForce 7025
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
RAM - 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W
Hard drive - Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB

This is $269.95....because I assume you don't need a case or optical drive. There is no graphics card included. Just the onboard graphics from the onboard.
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Intel D945GCCRL Socket 775 Barebone Kit Intel Pentium D 805 OEM 1GB DDR2 PC4200 ATX Mid-Tower Case 450 Watt Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

add a harddrive, dvd burner and you have a uber cheap PC
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You mean add a hard drive, DVD burner, AND a power supply. No way should he use the one included.
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whats wrong with the psu included in that barebone? I don't see why money should be wasted on a seperate psu

edit: also are those "barebone" systems come with all that stuff already installed, mobo,psu, processor etc?
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No it's not already installed. It's just a bunch of parts, and you have to put it together.

99% of power supplies included with cases, are very unreliable. They are likely to fail, and can potentially take down your whole system.

"Don't skimp on thy power supply."
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