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Old 08-08-2006, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i'm kind've a newb on computers and want to get a new one, i'm not that hardcore on computers and only need one for descent speed and for the games counter-strike 1.6 and counter-strike Source. I'll be specific to what i want;
http://cgi.ebay.com/3-6-GHz-P4-64-bi...QQcmdZViewItem
I want that ^, for maybe $450 or a cheaper price, if you guys can list a whole complete setup of product list and links and prices for a computer similar or faster than that with my budget that would be great. Thanks.
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if you dont need anything special, and your not looking to build one, then hewlett packard has some machines for like 250 after rebate.

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...meHj03R2jdBOzN!-1170949472?storeName=computer_store&category=deskt ops/compaq_presario&catLevel=1
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks but i don't like any of those, and yes I am looking to build and i guess something special.
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The pc that you picked at ebay is good. All you have to do to start gaming is buy like a geforce 6600.
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yeah, i bought it too, i won that auction, was wondering if I could get another one similar to it for my budget, or was that pc on ebay just a really good deal and its gonna be impossible for me to build the same kind for as much?
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th computer on ebay, was a really good deal, i'd say something like that would run maybe $400-$500 in the retail market

regardign the video card i ca almost guarrrenty that the motherboard is AGP caus eit comes with a 5700 (never released in PCI-E) you can pick up 6600 as low as $90 in AGP
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You could build a slightly better one for the same price.

Athlon 64 3500+ ($90 shipped)
Chaintech S1689 mobo ($45 shipped)
Western Digital 200gb hd ($75 shipped)
1gb pc3200 ram ($60 shipped)
Geforce 6800 ($135 shipped)
500watt case ($30 shipped)

Total: $435 shipped
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Thanks for the info guys , anything else from anyone
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anybody?
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i wouldn't suggest a chaintech mobo personally. there are other alternatives from companies like MSI and ASUS (well known to be good) that would be around $60-70. I'll suggest a rig in a just a minute.
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