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Old 02-06-2007, 09:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Are you serious. I will definetly go all out if thats the case. Man I didn't know, help me out! Ok well wats the best for me? Upgrade or buy parts and make myself a kicka** computer?
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Definently build a new one yourself. End of Story. How much are you willing to spend on a new rig?
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He said around 400, but I'm sure we can use his old CD drives, mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc. I was thinking that in order to save money use a motherboard with ddr, so he doesn't have to buy as much ram. But these parts I think will be good starts.

Case: A $30 case with a 480watt PSU, and a Window

HDD: A $50 WD 160GB Sata 2 HDD

Now the rest will depend on whether he gets a new motherboard/cpu/ram, or keep his and just add a videocard, and some more ram.

If you do wanan get a new cpu, ou can get htis combo deal for $100 bucks. An Amd Athlon 64 3400 plus an Asus mobo:
http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/012907/index.html

Then get this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141198

That will bump you up to 1.5gigs

And last get this $145 videocard after rebate, and you'll have a new sweet pc like you want:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150202
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All right this sounds awesome!!! so 400 it is and I might be able to squeeze in another 100 but guys, are u sure this is gonna be better than this current computer with an upgrade? I mean what are the specs gonna look like?
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There is a free 500W Coolmax PSU at Buy.com. You have to pay shipping if you want it at Newegg; both places are free.

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...813&adid=17662
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I edited my above post so re -read i, but ya it wil own your current pc by like 1,000x. Ask anbody. This is what the specs will look like.
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the thing is... lets see, this computer has all of microsoft office which I think can be reinstalled and then it has good spyware programs and it is my dad's computer. he already said if I can make a better one, no prob. any suggestions? o and so well I can't really buy it all unless Im completely sure I get the best value. I need to figure out the list of things to buy. maybe u guys should argue over it until u find the best offer

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Well, if it is your PARENT'S computer, they probably want a "professional" to build the computer, my parents are like that.

In that case, this would be the best bet in your budget area. The onboard video is okay, but it would be good to upgrade.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103012
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naw my dad doesnt care, i mean as long as we can both do it and do it right... but anyways so i guess Im gonna build a new computer and I need like what I think Im gonna buy
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He said around 400, but I'm sure we can use his old CD drives, mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc. I was thinking that in order to save money use a motherboard with ddr, so he doesn't have to buy as much ram. But these parts I think will be good starts.

Case: A $30 case with a 480watt PSU, and a Window

HDD: A $50 WD 160GB Sata 2 HDD

Now the rest will depend on whether he gets a new motherboard/cpu/ram, or keep his and just add a videocard, and some more ram.

If you do wanan get a new cpu, ou can get htis combo deal for $100 bucks. An Amd Athlon 64 3400 plus an Asus mobo:
http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/012907/index.html

Then get this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141198

That will bump you up to 1.5gigs

And last get this $145 videocard after rebate, and you'll have a new sweet pc like you want:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150202

this is what I want right here but It sounds like hes getting me the cheap one. I think, so I can get the best I want, I will use like the whole 400 because my family hasnt bought a computer in a long time. Oh yeah and how much does it cost to get a professional to do it? I dont trust myself
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