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Old 08-27-2005, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i was wondering if i can get a PC thats not to bad but in a price range of 1k and that i can upgrade cause i am 15 and i work part time and i do not want to have a crazy pc at once but upgrade it my pc now is pretty much all upgraded i will use it mostly for games and some programing( most of cs can handle this right?) i will probably take my 256 meg vid card and 120 gig hard drive from this pc and i pretty much need everything new i was thinking of building but thats pretty expensive and do not know a place to buy from lol but yah so shoot and thanks for suggestions.. OO and plz i like amd's the most and yah thanks
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once you know, you newegg.........go to newegg for ur parts...lowest prices..and shipment is insane..i ordered a vid card on aug 23 ..and got it on the 25 ..lol with the cheapest shipment available..
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my suggestion, pick up an A+ book and read away then think about building.
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Have a look at my guide at the top of this section. That should get you on the right track. If you have anymore questions after the guide, feel free to post back here
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Look everything up on NewEgg, but check with zipzoomfly.com before you buy.

Their prices are close to NewEgg's, but the free shipping can make the difference.
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Old 08-27-2005, 11:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you build it, you can build a pretty kickass computer for just under 1k:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ socket 939 processor... ~$145
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum motherboard... ~$120 ($25 rebate)
NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT graphics card... ~$160 ($15 rebate)
TwinMOS 1 GB of RAM (2 x 512)... ~$85
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value sound card... ~$60 ($25 rebate)
Good case and 500 watt power supply... ~$200
Set of nice speakers... ~$30-80

So far that is between $800 and $850 before the rebates. You still have plenty of cash left over. Maybe you can go with a 3500+ instead or even a 3700+ or 3800+. You could even go with a 6800 GT if you wanted also.
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DFI nF4 ultra-D - 135 <---msi k8n neo4 platinum around 110 dollars after rebate if you arent OCing, but this is a great board anyways
eVGA 6800GT - 309

are you OCing if not

corsair valueselect 1GB(512x2) - 89
seagate barracuda 120GB - 88
case - 20-50
power supply(Depends)- 50-100
speakers 50-100

741~871 dollars

3200+ - 190

931~1061

keyboard - 20
mouse - 20
monitor - 100

1071~1201
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ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply-56
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Socket 939 Processor-146
Arctic SIlver Premium Photosynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5-8
CHAINTECH VNF4/Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard-80
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400-90
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive-62
NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A-45
Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2-87 (Do you need?)
Rosewill RP550 ATX 550W Power Supply-56
eVGA 6600GT 128MB DDR3/PCI-E/TV-Out/Dual-DVI-154

Total $784

Suggested upgrades gfx card/motherboard/hard drive.
XFX 7800GT-379
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard-105
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Old 08-27-2005, 04:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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you can go a long way with 1000 bucks. might i sugjest (and i am no expert)
=processer- athlon 64 3500+ Venice
=video card- radeon x800pro
=mobo- DFI nF4-DAGF Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4
=case- ASPIRE X-Alien ATXA7AW-BL/420 Blue Aluminum Server Computer Case 420W Power Supply
=RAM- OCZ Enhanced Latency 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit
=Moniter- Polyview S17E 2-Tone 17" 8ms LCD Monitor

that looks excellent to me, and it totals to 990 bucks, without tax and shipping. if that is too much i would choose a slightly cheaper case.
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