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Old 04-06-2006, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a new machine and trying to save some money. i've been using an AMD 1800+ and i want something a little faster.

I already have a case and everything else i'm going to need except for the following.

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail

G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-1GBNS - Retail

eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Where can I cut down the price.
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how much do you want to save and how much does all that cost?
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how much do you want to save and how much does all that cost?
the total without shipping is $532.98

i'd like to get it under $400 if possible. i'm looking more for quality than speed. i don't play games either.

MB $122.99
CPU $121.00
RAM $63.99
Video Card $135.00
HD $90.00
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you can save around 50 or 60 bucks by switching to a Sempron insted of Venice.
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you can save around 50 or 60 bucks by switching to a Sempron insted of Venice.
is there a big quality difference or is it a performance drop?
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pmed you with some stuff how you can save money
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No, i would keep the venice core that you have, and get a cheaper Motherboard. like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
Also, if you are not gaming, that video card is not necessary. even this would do:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102484
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If you're not gaming, there's not that much of a performance drop.

Why do you need a LANPARTY? A good MSI K8N Neo will do fine...
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looks good to me
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