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Old 08-17-2007, 06:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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drop the 7600GT and replace with these:

Leadtek TV2000XP RM PCI Interface Tuner Card with Remote Control - Retail....$28.99
EVGA 256-P2-N541-T2 GeForce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail ....$74.99

new total: $904.88
after MIR: $879.88
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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* SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA ...$33.99
* POWMAX CP808PL-1 Beige Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W ...$21.99
* HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ...$68.99
* Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support - Retail ...$224.99
* EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail ...$89.99
* Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 967561-0403 Black USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - Retail ...$29.99
* SUPER TALENT INT-AIN1-C All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader - Retail ...$7.99.
* A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail ...$79.99
* GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail ...$94.99
* Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E4400 - Retail ...$125.99
* Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM ...$111.99

total (before shipping and MIR): $890.89
MIR: $30.00


dont know how much "better" it is than the one posted though.
its ok... but u really can't expect a 7600gt to play games on a 22'' really well
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its ok... but u really can't expect a 7600gt to play games on a 22'' really well
trust me vernong, you cant expect that hp to game on a 22' with integrated graphics. His build is much better.
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7600GS >> Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 64MB dedicated graphics memory (up to 256MB total available graphics memory as allocated by Windows Vista)
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ok look into this... if its ok with UA_Iron i copied some (well most) of ur ideas

evga 590 or that foxconn alternative... thats 105$
x2 3600+ brisbane oem 56.50$
x1950xt sapphire 256mb
* SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA ...$33.99
* Arctic Freezer Pro64
* HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ...$68.99
* Antec 900 from frys
* Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support - Retail ...$224.99
* Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 967561-0403 Black USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - Retail ...$29.99
* SUPER TALENT INT-AIN1-C All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader - Retail ...$7.99.
Crucial Ballistix 2GB RAM
* Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM ...$111.99
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I think this thread needs to be closed because I've received so much help. Thanks guys! This was just a scenario build to see if company's do sell good cheap PCs.
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ok look into this... if its ok with UA_Iron i copied some (well most) of ur ideas

evga 590 or that foxconn alternative... thats 105$
x2 3600+ brisbane oem 56.50$
x1950xt sapphire 256mb
* SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA ...$33.99
* Arctic Freezer Pro64
* HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ...$68.99
* Antec 900 from frys
* Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support - Retail ...$224.99
* Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 967561-0403 Black USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - Retail ...$29.99
* SUPER TALENT INT-AIN1-C All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader - Retail ...$7.99.
Crucial Ballistix 2GB RAM
* Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM ...$111.99
what about power supply?

Just go on a heist of Fry's electronics and get everything for free
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I think this thread needs to be closed because I've received so much help. Thanks guys! This was just a scenario build to see if company's do sell good cheap PCs.
lol ok... actually with the budget u specified... u could get an 8800gtx or gts 320mb, if u overclock the brisbane to 3.0ghz
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I think this thread needs to be closed because I've received so much help. Thanks guys! This was just a scenario build to see if company's do sell good cheap PCs.
I cut corners on the case/power supply.

Probably dont wanna buy a powmax
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what about power supply?

Just go on a heist of Fry's electronics and get everything for free
i knew i forgot something... rofl
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