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Old 01-10-2006, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yo!.. well, my name is Steve.. and im 16, and i finally got some cash to buy an average computer.. this computer will just be used to do regular stuff... internet, music... minor gaming... like cs 1.6.. well.. here it goes, if you think i should change something that is around the price range of the item.. thatd be great, i dont want to spend over 100+ bucks on a video card, cause all i play is cs 1.6 which a geforce 2 can run great.

Thermaltake SOPRANO VB1000BWS Black Steel/Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case- $79

MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard- $70

eVGA 016-TC-1N01-SX Geforce 6200TC 16MB (supporting 128MB) DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card- $52.. <-- idk about this

LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK ATX12V 550Watts Power Supply With SATA and 20/24 Pin connectors- $20

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX- $160

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)- $88

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive- $55

AOC D1770-BLK Black 17" CRT Monitor D-Sub- $95

Logitech X-530 70 Watts 5.1 Speaker- $50

ASUS Black IDE CD Burner Model CRW-5232A3 BLK- $24

Logitech Internet Pro Desktop 967457-0403 Black PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard- $16

Logitech MX518 931352-0403 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1x Wheel USB + PS/2 Optical Mouse- $39

Floppy- $9

$762 w/o shipping costs.. so what you think?

Steve.. oh, and.. my max is prob like 850.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That PSU is probably gonna fry your machine, try to get one from fortron since your on a budget.
You will want a better video card. If you get a 6600GT, which is much, much better than the 6200tc, you will be fine.
Both of these suggestions will bring you to about your max, but your computer will be much better.

Also, drop the floppy drive. It's gonna be useless. If you want to, just buy a cheap USB drive with like 64MB or memory for about the same price.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, changed the PSU, but i dont want/need a 6600GT. thanks for the help though!
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I still highly reccomend getting a 6600gt.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104952 for the PSU
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I'd get the retail version of the PSU, you have a warranty, etc then.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953
Here is a little bit more powerful version.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

Also RE: your video card, for whatever reason, 16MB seems like nothing. I would at least get the 126MB version for like $7 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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whoa, totally didnt check that it was oem, thanks.. i'll go with the first one, thanks for the help man, much appreciated

yeah, i'll look into different video cards.. your last link is wrong im guessing...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130241
Sorry for the wrong link, here is what meant to put
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Yeah. Go for 6600gt since your budget allows it.
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, you totally don't need a floppy, they're most of the way out already. If you want, you could put a multicard reader in it's slot. I've done that and it makes a nice function, and really does things to replace what floppies have done. Especially if you have a digital camera or something that uses cards. and you can use memory cards just for data transfer or whatever if you want. Flash memory is the new floppy.
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