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Old 05-10-2007, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to build a computer for general stuff. It will be used for pictures and internet browsing mainly, but I would like it to be a pretty decent computer. I am looking for a case and everything inside. No monitor, mouse or keyboard. I am looking to spend no more than $600.00 - $700.00. If it can be cheaper and still a good build that would be great. Any suggestions would be great. If it could all come from newegg too that would be great.
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) System Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Total comes to $535.93....doesn't include shipping.

You didn't mention gaming, so if you want it cheaper, you can ditch that motherboard and graphic card, and go for this motherboard, which has an onboard video:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

That will bring the total to $430.94
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great, thnx alot.
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Will the system automatically read the H.D. as 320gb?
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Not exactly, after you reformat it. It's probably going to read as 300gb. Happened to my 250gb. After reformatting, it read as 230gb.
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Not exactly, after you reformat it. It's probably going to read as 300gb. Happened to my 250gb. After reformatting, it read as 230gb.
thats because it is actually 250,000mb which doen't translate straight into 250gb my 1tb raid st up is actually 937gb I think not sure off the top of my head
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) System Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Total comes to $535.93....doesn't include shipping.

You didn't mention gaming, so if you want it cheaper, you can ditch that motherboard and graphic card, and go for this motherboard, which has an onboard video:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

That will bring the total to $430.94

I am feeling jealous of all this processing power:laughing:
I will need to upgrade my PC too to run Vista
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For little more you can get 7900GS
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail
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If you have a budget of 600-700 then get an Xclio Goodpower 500w for 50 bucks and an X1950XT and you will see some real gaming power.
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