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Old 09-09-2005, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, It's time for me to build a new desktop computer. My other died over winter break, and just have been using my laptop ever since for everything.

I want something fast, but nothing top of the line, like a 400 dollar video card parts.

Anything wrong with going microATX? I like the smallness of it.

I'm thinking 3500+ min AMD processor, maybe 64bit. atleast 2gb ram, 120gb hd, 128mb video card. and i dont know anything else i need help picking. Everything else i think is basic and doesn't matter much chich. Oh...and a good motherboard. I want the video card to be pci express.

So lets have your ideas/comments. Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2005, 12:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Msi Neo4 Platinum Mboard
Athon 3700 San Diego
Evga 6600gt pci-e
Seagate Barracuda 160 gb Sata (same price as 120gb)
Ocz 1gb ram
Antec case and power supply
dvd burner
dvd rom
-something like that probably around $1100.00

where are you ordering from?
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Old 09-10-2005, 10:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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www.eminentpc.net makes excellent Small Form Factor PC's. Otherwise check out us.shuttle.com
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was planning on building this myself. Most likely parts from newegg or from other online parts stores. Looking to spend 650 ish on this. So those specs above seem to be a too much then.
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well that would have been nice to have known before....3500 processor and $650 will probably be a problem.
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yea, i'm sorry about that. I just dropped 3k in new parts for my car so the computer is getting shorted. What can 650 get me?

PS. I think i will start with 1gb for sure to start off with. As long as the mobo can support up to 2gb. Thanks.
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650 can get you something half decent, what are you going to be using the computer for?
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A little bit of everything. Games( HL2 and similar) sometimes. Programming( CS Major ), music and videos( a lot of photoshop, and all of Abobe CS software). It gets used for a little bit of everything.
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Aspire X-Qpack Micro ATX form, 420W PSU.
$85.00

MSI K8N NEO3-F
$75.00

OCZ 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
$105.00

eVGA Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
$153.00

Compatible CPU: Ideas? Plus Heatsink/fan?

Will pick some cd-r/dvd combo drive , generic floppy, and will pick out a HD later. Keyboard/mouse/Speakers are also later things to consider.

So how does all of this sound?
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