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Old 08-17-2006, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default need to beat $811 for a build

this is my budget

"PC with a Flat Panel-
Dell OptiPlex GX620 3GHz / 512 MB RAM / 40GB HD / 48Xcdrom
Dell 1704 Flat Panel Monitor
appx. $ 756.00 ea.

appx. shipping: $55.00 ea."

this is what my job place spends to get a PC and was wanting to see how good i could get for this much. they would provide the OS. and tax shouldn't be considered.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't get a Dell if you ever plan on modding/upgrading/overclocking.

Buying a Dell is like leasing a car. You can't do anything with it other than just... Using it.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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sorry i was rushed when i posted. i was wondering if anyone would spec me a PC to better the specs that my job is currently buying. it will have to be stock, no OC'ing or any modding and it will be strictly a "office" computer. no games. it can have onboard sound and video. it just needs to be as fast as possible and stable. please "build" me one
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Which case were you needing?

Mini Tower
Desktop
Small Form Factor
Ultra Small form factor

I will work up a quote-PM me the info.
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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just a desk top, mid tower
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Originally I put the OEM e6300 but remembered that it doesnt come with a heatsink/fan, the retail comes with the hsf. Decent aftermarket hsf's range from $20 and up. Before the price was $813.36 before rebates with the OEM cpu, but now its jumped to $825.72 before rebates, slightly over budget, but after rebates it comes out to $785.72.

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 1.86GHz 1066MHz 2MB LGA775 CPU, Retail $198.79
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E6300BOX

ASRock 775Dual-VSTA Socket T (LGA 775) VIA PT880 PRO ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $57.99 or $57.16 from eWiz
mobo newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157092
mobo ewiz http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-775VSTA

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) - Retail $174.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231084

eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT KO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card $159.99 ($139.99 after $20.00 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814130017

SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2504C 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152025

NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Computer Case - Retail $64.99 ($44.99 after $20.00 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119094

Total $825.72 w/o rebates, $785.72 after rebates
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Just a computer for the office, similar to the Dell:

ASRock 775i65G Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 865G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 45.99

Intel Pentium 4 531 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor Model BX80547PG3000EK - Retail 99.99

Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model KVR400X64C3A/512 - Retail 50.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST380811AS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 47.99

ASUS Black E-IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM Drive Model CD-S520B - OEM 12.99

COOLER MASTER Centurion Micro ATX 541 RC-541-SKR1 Black Aluminumm bezel, SECC chassis MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail 69.99

Optiquest by Viewsonic Q7B3 Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail 148.99

Logitech Internet Pro Desktop 967457-0403 Black PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - OEM 15.99

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM 89.99

Total 582.91

Shipping 29.30

Grand Total- 612.21
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i'm at "work" right now and kind of busy. go figure. but i love these so far. when i get home or later if it slows down or the boss leaves i'll try to really look at these and see what i can evolve into a killer budget machine. just glancing at these i see that the first one i dont need that high of a video card i think. and the second one i at least want 1gb RAM and dont need an OS so on both i see where i can tweak some. but i really want a conroe processor. i'll be back. again thanks
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For a work PC, all you need is a quiet machine with a video chipset, not a video card.

And i guess a quiet machine is a must...


I agree with Nukem's build, except i would add CD-RW and 512MB RAM to it.
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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right i wouldnt even want to have to use a video card unless the mobo doesnt have it.

i really would like it to include either the 6300 or maybe even the 6400 intel and at least 1gb Ram. and i do think i need a CD-RW which i dont have now but we are going Electronic Medical Record soon so i will need that ability.
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