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Old 07-12-2006, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A few months ago, I posted a request for help with buying a new motherboard bundle. My prime concerns at the time were speed and price. These were suggested by members:

1)I'd recommend a Intel 2.4Ghz Celeron D, 512MB-1GB of cheap Corsair DDR ValueRAM and a ATI Radeon 9000 or 9200 graphics card...all of it should come to less than $400

2) Wow, you can do so much better than that, especially if you use AMD.
Sempron 64 2800+ (INCREDIBLY OVERCLOCKABLE) - $73
MSI K8N Neo-V - $51.99
Corsair Valueselect RAM - $72
eVGA nVidia Geforce 6200 - $43
(Not too sure about this...feel free to change it if you wish.)

Grand total of $239.99. This is kind of a budget machine, however, and if you have $100-200 more to spare, you'll go a lot further.

My situation has changed and my primary concern now is speed.
I have a 200 G HD and it takes me 24 hours to perform a complete virus scan. I also converted and burned an 850 Mb MPEG file to DVD and the operation took 32 hours.

I don't really want to spend more than $450. I am a bit concerned about value for the money but I really need to fly.

Are these recommendations still valid, or are there any more suggestions (I want this to be my system for quite a while)?

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Old 07-12-2006, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you give us a better description of what you will be doing with this PC? If you are NOT going to be gaming, DITCH the video card, and get a motherboard with onboard graphics.

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ - $93
Mobo - DFI RS482 INFINITY - $88 - (onboard LAN, sound, VGA & DVI)
Case - Antec Minuet 300 - $77 - (with PSU)
Memory - CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB DDR400 - $44
Optical - LITE-ON Black DVD+/-RW - $40
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 - $66

$408 before shipping.

EDIT" corrected memory link.... also price to... it was $2 too low... corrected total price as well..

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Old 07-12-2006, 11:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you get the picture. and know what it is. it's just a bad link. and by the way that's a good low cost set up. if i were you i'll go for a gig but that's out of the price range.
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