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Old 04-16-2006, 12:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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So what type should I get? They have different variations...

And with that, what all should I get? (I don't need ms word, can get it later)

Would it also be cheaper to buy an LCD Flatscreen elsewhere?
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you could use OpenOffice (which is free) instead of Word
and save yourself some money
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Ya, I have an Office suite 2003 CD somewhere... So, tis all good on MS office
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http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...customdesktops

Then go to the ones with PCI-E.
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Alright, what should I put in it? And am I better off getting a LCD monitor from somewhere else, or should I do it through them as well?
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Try to put in it the stuff I listed above.
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:38 PM   #28 (permalink)
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They don't have much of the things you listed...?
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:36 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I can prolly find a 20" flatscreen on eBay for around 3 - 4 hundred...

which leaves around 1,100 bucks for the Brains...

So, giving the set up possibilities from http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...y_Code=allaxis ... What is the best possible for roughly 1,100 bucks? Not including a monitor...
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:28 PM   #30 (permalink)
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This is what I have summoned up...

Case = Antec Seper LANBoy Aluminum Mid Tower - 81.00

Power Supply = PwerStream ATX 2.01/EPS SLI Ready w/Adjustable power rails & LED 520W PS - 119.00

Mobo = Abit AL8-V 945P 1066FSB Audio/GB-LAN/PCI-E/SATA3G/DDR2/ATX P4 775 - 117.99

PCU = Intel Celeron D 355 3.33GHz 533 FSB 256K LGA775 w/ fan - 124.89

Heat Sink Fan = Dynatron DY-LGA775 up to 3.06GHz Heatsink w/ fan - 39.00

Memory = DDR2 (533) 4200 - 2 GB Patriot Signature - 147.81

HD = IDE Western Digital 200gb/7200 RPM/8mb-Cache/ata-100 - 89.71

dvd-rom software = nVidia DVD decoder - 15.97 (WTF?)

And, what video card should I get... I have no idea???

With 3 year warranty and shipping/build charges that is at... $994.05


So, what should I spiff up, go down, change? And what vid card?
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