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Old 10-26-2006, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys ! I was wandering if you guys could help me out. I'm tired of my crap laptop and my parents hogging the other one so I decided to build my own. Well, the thing is I'm going to sell my laptop to my dad for 200 dollars and thats all i have to spend due to the fact im still a student and need other funds... So i was wandering what you guys think i can pull together? AGP is fine i dont want PCI-E. So maybe think back oldschool? haha so far the cpus I've been looking at are :


http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...00A478&cat=CPU

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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...KV3C-N&cat=CPU


What i look for in this computer is reliability, office work, music and old games like Counter-Strike, Warcraft 3, small stuff haha.
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't go with either! Sorry, but those are so outdated it ain't funny.

With you restricted budget, you can't do much... but you can go 64 bit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104241
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136167
$87.49 for CPU and mobo, plus shipping.
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ahh sory i dont wana buy DFi, not a fan since i bought my Lanparty nForce 4 ultra =\ and athlon xp < sempron? whah?! O_O


i though sempron was like celeron.
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's gonna be really hard with $200

I have nothing better to do at the moment, so here's the worst, erm... best system I could come up with in a few seconds ($287):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537 - CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131035 - Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141165 - RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141037 - GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953 - PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144102 - HDD
Go bum an old case/CD-ROM drive from somewhere (and maybe $87 )
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May be able to save a tad if you go integrated graphics. Also, if you can't find a case, get a big cardboard box and set it up in there until you scrape up enough money for a case. You'll have to use a piece of metal for a power/reset switch, tho.
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ohh ! thanks, i dont need RAM tho, i have that and a cdrom drive. I just need a case cpu mobo hdd and video card.


i dont really need amd 64. im fine with socket 478 or socket A.


i really like the athlons xp because a friend of mine had one and it was sweet. im not looking for modern day tech O_O. what do you guys think?
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Well you know what I think, go with the Athlon 64. It will be much better, and its only about $25 more.
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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P42400C478

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=D845PEMYL-WB


119 shipped. what do u guys think? O_O
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or iono. maybe someone has a older system lying around they wana get rid of >_>
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umm... im sorry but just save up your money, its not really worth it to get something thats that outdated

You already have some of the parts and $200 just save up and get something nice to show off to all your friends

Are u gaming with it or is it just a casual comptuer to browse the internet
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