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Old 04-10-2006, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I thinking to build another PC for one my member of family.
This PC will be used primary for Internet, Writing etc.. Movies etc...
Maybe some gaming (well probably not really).

So what kind of build should I look for. And what price range?

I probably can build one using Shuttle BareBone, or not.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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mother board

processor

Hard drive

Memory

graphics card

operating system

Here is a list of hardware all compatable. This should be perfect for an average user and more. Alot of room to up grade and everything. I didnt pick out some of the easier stuff like the case or screen. wasnt sure if you needed those things. Total price for everything is about $565. hope this helps
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socom nice build.

my only input is that since hard drives and memory are on the cheap side lately, might not hurt to get 200-250gb hard drive and maybe a gig of ram.. so at least we could make use of dual channel.

other than that, very nice.
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BIOSTAR TForce6100-939 MOBO / 69$+4.89 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264
AMD Athlon 64 3000 / 118.99$+free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537
pqi TURBO 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR400 / 66.99$ after rebate+4.81 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141152
Seagate 80gb sata2 8mb cache / 51$+4.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148107
NEC 3550 DVD BURNER BLACK / 37.99$+free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
NEC BLACK FLOPPY DRIVE / 5.99$+4.89 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005
ANTEC SONATA II CASE+ANTEC SMARTPOWER 450W / 99.99$+18.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129155
XP home with SP2 / 89.95$+1.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059
total with shipping/rebate 580.46$ , the graphics are onboard not suitable for gaming

made another one for moderate gaming
ASUN A8N-E MOBO / 92.99$+4.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530
AMD Athlon 64 3000 / 118.99$+free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537
pqi TURBO 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR400 / 66.99$ after rebate+4.81 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141152
XFX Geforce 6800 XTreme / 99$ after rebate+4.69 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150130
Seagate 80gb sata2 8mb cache / 51$+4.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148107
NEC 3550 DVD BURNER BLACK / 37.99$+free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
NEC BLACK FLOPPY DRIVE / 5.99$+4.89 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005
ANTEC SONATA II CASE+ANTEC SMARTPOWER 450W / 99.99$+18.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129155
XP home with SP2 / 89.95$+1.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059
total with shipping/rebates 707.24$ ,not the greatest graphic card but good enough for current games

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and maybe a gig of ram.. so at least we could make use of dual channel.
theres dual channel kits of 512mb too , not just 1gb and higher
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actually better take this ram instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141011
didnt notice its on rebate before , better timings
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yes i know there are 512 kits of dc ram.. but doesn't make much sense to stick 256 sticks in.. limited upgradeability
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