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Old 11-19-2005, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Time to have some fun with my building.... I've decided to build a MINI.... I want to spend around 4-500$ for everything not including monitors or sound card or speakers,,, unless integrated. I have been looking at this case for starts....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144110

That is the case of choice I believe.....

Now, heres the thing IM NOT GOING TO BE GOING INSANE WITH THIS COMP!!! I'm going to be using it just as a simple web browsing semi-gaming internet pc. Thats it I want nothing fancy whatsoever which is why I put the budget that low, because thats all I can get for XMAS! anyway, pretty sure I have my current Desktop (in sig) so thats plenty for me and I don't want nothing like that. Suggestions for mobo and maybe a diff case I dunno I like the one I posted.


IDEAS ANYTHING HELP HELP Would like to Order soon,!!!
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Just build what's in my sig, then. Maybe use a better mobo and heftier CPU.
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i think you could build a better computer than that for $500 now. you can build whats in my sig for around $500 minus the sound card
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kk, any mobo reccommendations?
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Something by MSI. They have lots of great mATX motherboards.

Get 512mb of ValueRAM. You don't need socket 939, go for 754, or even A.
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Yea I know, I was gonna go with a Simple Socket A,,,, I prolly won't even really be gaming off it, I'll prolly go with a 754.... Thnx m8's any links to some micros or nice cpus would be nice... but other than that, thnx
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Hmm .. there aren't too many mATX motherboards with socket 754. Biostar is a good company, right? Here's theirs. In fact, here are all four.

Here are the socket 754 athlons: buh

As for the case, I really like my Antec Aria. The power supply has been great - it's powering a hard drive, optical drive, 6800 vanilla overclocked, and a firewire card with no problems.

Dunno what kind of video card you're looking for, but a 6600GT is always a good choice.

So ..
socket 754 Biostar motherboard - $60
Aspire X-QPack - $75
2800+ sempron - $75
eVGA 6600GT pci-e - $150
optical, hard drive / misc. expenses ~ $150
total: $510

You can scale the cost of the video card to meet your budget.
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ok nice.
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