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Old 12-27-2005, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK. I get paid tomorrow and will have over $200. My mom thinks I should put it all in the bank, but I'm looking into a new pc. So, I'm looking for a MoBo really cheap with on board graphics and sound, decent HD, no floppy, a case, and I was thinking going AMD with this build, but if Intel's cheaper, then I'll go with them (I know, AMD's better for gaming). Preferably a CPU 2.0GHz or higher. I don't need an OS, have a copy of Windows XP at home. And preferably a 80+G HD. I'm going to go search newegg right now and see what I find, but feel free to help me out with this one
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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200 Dollars eh? Lets see.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130494

55 dollars

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104249

64 dollars

so thats 100 dollars, rounding here

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145026

36 dollars

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144126

50 dollars for 40GB hdd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164024

18 dollar case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104951

22 dollar psu

245 DARN IT
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for trying PZEROFGH. Here's what I've come up with so far:

MoBo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138266

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104249

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223009

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144122

And, Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811148030

TOTAL: $281.25 shipped. Guess I'll have to wait till next payday for it. Maybe I'll find some better deals by then Now, I just have to find a keyboard and mouse (have one in mind) and a monitor.


BTW- If I wait a couple of weeks, I will get more money, about another $100 each week. However, I don't want to use all my money on the computer. What do you guys think of what I have there? I was reading on that MoBo, and people have OCed the Sempron processor I have to 2.0GHz with stock cooling, which would be fine for me. This PC will be used mainly for gaming, but also for other stuff such as internet surfing and school reports and that crap.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Biostar?!?!? lol

anyways you need to fix the link in your sig, forgot the l in url :shocked:
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there something wrong with BioStar?
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824160144

Is that a good monitor?
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Why don't you sell your Celeron? Try and sell the motherboard and CPU, keep the ram, maybe get rid of your video card aswell. Biostar is kind of cheap, I've heard a couple things that they've cleaned up their act, but I still would'nt trust them. What about this for a hard drive?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?EdpNo=121092

You also might be interested in this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...MBM-V2DP-2400S

I know it's socket A but I think that it would be suffice, plus look at the price.


EDIT: I know the FSB is slower aswell but the CPU has twice the cache.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, the whole reason I wanted to build this one was so my bro and I wouldn't have to "share" this current pc. I want something that's OK with gaming. Onboard graphics will have to do right now (it can handle most of my games) but I will be upgrading down the road. I just had to pay for a college class, so my budget just lost $70. So, I'll probably be waiting till next Tuesday (payday) before I do anything.
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80G Seagate Baracuda 7200.7
GeForce FX5500 (PCI) OCed to 300/500
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Now: Toshiba Sattelite L35-S2161 running Ubuntu :)
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OK. I'm liking TigerDirect New List:

MoBo/CPU:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

Case/PS/Keyboard/Mouse:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1649968

CPU Fan:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sp?EdpNo=86205

HD (2x the storage, and cheaper):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1422521

Thanks for the link reggie_da_man
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80G Seagate Baracuda 7200.7
GeForce FX5500 (PCI) OCed to 300/500
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Now: Toshiba Sattelite L35-S2161 running Ubuntu :)
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No problem.
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