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Old 07-07-2007, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone! How does this sound for a cheap build for a friend? Tried to get it as cheap as possible but not too crap!

Any help would be appreciated.

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AMD Sempron 3400+ 1.8GHz

AMD Sempron 3400+ 1.8GHz Socket AM2 L2 256KB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

GeForce 6100 Socket AM2 onboard VGA and 8-channel audio mATX
MSI K9N6SGM-V GeForce 6100 Socket AM2 onboard VGA and 8-channel audio mATX

Western Digital WD800JD Caviar SE 80GB
Western Digital WD800JD Caviar SE 80GB 7200RPM SATA/150 8MB Cache - OEM

Ebuyer 1GB DDR2
Ebuyer 1GB DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400 240pin Extra Value Ram

NEC Optiarc AD-5170A-0B 18xDVDRW
NEC Optiarc AD-5170A-0B 18xDVDRW DL Black - Bare Drive

Antec Black SLK1650 Mini Tower Case - With 350W SmartPower PSU
Antec Black SLK1650 Mini Tower Case - With 350W SmartPower PSU

Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2B x32bit OEM 1PK CD
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2B x32bit OEM 1PK CD

Total=213.93 incl tax (free P+P)
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change the cpu at least to an x2 3600 brisbane
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ CPU - Cheap at Ebuyer!
i have no idea how much more it is than that sempron in redcoat money (LOL), but i promise its worth it.
otherwise that is a decent cheap-o build.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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But do I really need dual core for general internet, word processing and email?
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not at all, but it will perform better in general. it will also produce less heat than the sempron. it also will help if you have multiple applications open at the same time.
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no way, for what you say its for just overclcok that CPU, AMD's run very cool so you wont need after market cooling either for a decent overclock. but for gaming etc i agree with the brisbane.
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Sorry forgot to mention...no gaming on this rig...so no overclocking...

Is anti-static a big problem? Have you ever broken anything because of static? It says on this site that I should by an anti-static device, but is there anyway of preventing static without a device. Or is it better to get a device?
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yeah, your rig is the bomb.
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antistatic wrist bands are what the site means but all i ever do is earth myself by touching something metal before i touch any components, also keep static materials away and dont wear a jumper/sweater and you should be fine without a wrist band. anyways if by some bad luck you do fry something as a result of static then, just tell the manufactuer is was a DOA Dead on Arival lol :P
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Cheeky but I like!!!!!
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