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Old 04-09-2006, 08:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i just had a quick look on ebay...and chose some specs very similar to those that john picked and came up with this...(these are from "powersellers" on ebay with good reputations, so i would think they are legitimate)

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Socket 939 CPU & Heatsink Fan - $377
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard - nForce4 SLI SOC 939!! - $254
NEW ASUS Geforce 6200 256M TV-OUT DVI PCI EXPRESS 1Y Wt -$85
Corsair Value Select 1GB (2x512MB) PC-3200/400Mhz - $146
Brand New Seagate 300GB 16MB IDE Hard Disk Drive 5Y WTY - $195
Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (Free Postage) - $40
BENQ FP71G+S 17 LCD MONITOR (8 m/s) - $360

this equals like $147 (this includes postage charges)
Note: This isnt my actual build, im just asking how does this do in comparison with what has already been mentioned, and would this build actually work (besides the case which i havent mentioned yet coz i didnt look for one)
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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that proc price sounds allitle high
i only paid $250 for my 3500+ from microcenter
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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i wouldnt know, it was still cheaper then that i saw off of the two sites that were posted previously...and im in Australia so that might be the difference
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you dont need to spend the extra hundred and 50 bucks on a SLI motherboard if your not going to SLI.. and since you dont game, you defintly wont be needing 2 vid cards...
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ok...why dont i need a SLI motherboard...what is the difference? sry for asking what may just seem as dumb questions
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you only need an sli board if your gooing to buy two graphics cards and run them in sli
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:57 AM   #27 (permalink)
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ok, so yay that saves me some more money, having two graphics cards doesnt improve it too much does it? i may be wrong just by reading some posts in here there doesnt seem to be too much about it
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20% performance increase for 200% the money
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:49 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Here's a build I got off of www.gamedude.com.au.
I just copied all the titles, links, and prices from there.
You might like to try and find a different case if you don't like that one, just make sure it's ATX.
Also, if you'd like to increase your budget, you could get a better graphics card, and you'd be able to play some more up-to-date games.

Case, $119
Cooler Master AMMO 533 BLACK Aluminum Plus Plastic Front NO POWER Model: RC-533-SWN1
http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...asCOammo_black

Motherboard, $199
ASUS A8N5X NVIDIA nForce4 Chipset PCI express Audio 8 Channel LAN USB 2.0 http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...t_no=mbASa8n5x

CPU, $245
AMD ATHLON 64 3200+ Retail Box 939
http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...o=cpK83200_939

Hard Drive, $71
Western Digital 80 gig 7200rpm SATA JD
http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...no=hddWE80sata

DVD Writer, $65
ASUS 16x WHITE DVD +/- R, RW Model DRW-1608P RETAIL BOX READ REVIEW AWARD CLICK HERE
http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...=cdASdvd_white

Memory, $85
OCZ 512meg KIT (2 x 256meg) DDR400 Premier Series P.N OCZ400512PDC-K http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...=memOCtw__512m

Video Card, $79
Leadtek PX6200TC-TDH 128meg UP TO 256meg best-in-class features at value prices!
http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...LEpx6200tc_tdh

Monitor, $309
17inch BENQ MODEL FP71G+S TFT MONITOR Silver / Black 8ms Response DVI 500:1
http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...BEfp71g_plus_s

Keyboard and Mouse, $29
MITSUBISHI K201M Standard Keyboard and Mouse 104 key keyboard 3 button Optic wheel mouse
http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show..._no=keyMIk201M

Power Supply, $125
Antec 500watt Smart Power ver2.0 MODEL : SP-500
http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show...o=psANsp500_v2

Total = $1,266
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your definately gonna need more ram than that get 2X 512 sticks of that same mem should be around 50 dollars more
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