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Old 12-25-2005, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello i just got enough money for christmas and i finally have enough to buy a good computer!

My spending range is $700-800

This is what i have come up with, i still need the case, power supply, and dvd-burner.

Motherboard ABIT KN8 Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...82E16813127222


processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535


harddrive Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16822144235


memory CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145505


video card eVGA Geforce 6800GS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

Which comes out to 655$ all from newegg.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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seeing that you have more cash, upgrade the vid card to a 7800GT, see if you can pick up some cheap 2 gigs of ram if u dont plan on OCing too much
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ii would get the MSI K8N NEO4-F mobo as no one really likes abit here
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why?
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Old 12-25-2005, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was thinking of this case - XG Dragon i think it is off of newegg.. Is it worth it? if not what should i get thats better?
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if u want a burner that gets the job done well get a nec
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as the power supply, get the Ultra Xconnect
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Well, you're making a budget comp for sure... I guess it's for gaming?

Does the price include a moniter and mouse/keyboard, or is it just tower, if it's just tower go with something like....

Aspire X-Plorer Case $60 (lots of colors if you do like it)

Abit K8N Ultra Mobo $100

Evga 6800GS w/ 256mb $195 (dunno how good the GS is)

A64 3200+ Venice $160

OCZ value RAM $70 (Rebate)

200GB Seagate SATA HD $105

NEC DVD Burner (OEM) $40

I dunno about a psu... pretty much try for a 400-500watt one from a decent company for $50-60 bucks...

If you need XP then it's about $80-90 for OEM... but there's not much you can do part wise to cut the cost w/o taking a major step back and requiring a major update later.

Tho you could drop to a socket 754 Sempron and maybe keep the GS or nab a 7800GT but you'd need an over haul in a year or 2... that machine will keep you pretty current within the $800 budget...
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