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Old 10-23-2007, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ordered this off newegg last night with a $600 budget and wanted feedback on any of the products or see how you think we did with our $600. Would have posted for advice but needed to order asap and won't be playing any games anyway.

Already had a mouse, OS, and an old Radeon X300 I was going to use in it.

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Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

mobo
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR NF520-A2 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 520 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

psu
Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply 115/230 V - Retail

cpu
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Processor - Retail

mem
Newegg.com - Transcend AxeRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

hdd
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

keyboard
Newegg.com - LITE-ON SK-1688U/B Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard - Retail

monitor
Newegg.com - Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

dvd burner
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

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Newegg.com - Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System - OEM
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks just fine, if you're not gaming.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That looks just fine, if you're not gaming.
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I am not a fan of AMD processors anymore. Seems to me as if intel has the bigger lead right now.
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For what his purposes, he wouldn't need a powerful processor.
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That's a fine build if you're not planning to play any games.
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Default Re: Opinions on new $600 build

i would recommend amd for people with low budgets...gaming or not.
But i think trancend ram is some bad ram...but i guess it doesnt matter if he isnt gonna game.

Not bad for $600...especially since you fit a monitor in that budget too.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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should have everything in tomorrow and this will be my first build!

building this for my brother hence the whole no gaming thing, funny thing is compared to what I'm gaming with his cpu is powerful, although I realize its not powerful by todays standards.

Can't wait to get this puppy set up and tinker around with it.
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