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Old 01-24-2006, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Build Plan - Under 1k - Help Welcomed!

Hey, My aim is to build my first computer after graduation in June. I'm scoping the market now to see what will be a decent price in 5 months, yet hold its own in compatability and performance for future value. Here is the ever changing, ever growing list of parts...

CPU - $233.00 - AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB S939
GPU - $275.00 - Geforce 7800GT 256MB
HD - $174.00 - (2x)Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 SATA 3Gb/s
RAM - $159.00 - Patriot Signature 2GB Pack DDR SDRAM
MOBO - $122.00 - Asus A8N-SLI S939 NVIDIA nForce4
PSU - $89.00 - Antec TRUEPOWER 550W Power Supply
TOWER - $59.00 - Aspire x-Plorer Black w/Side Window
DVD - $39.99 - DVD Burner
FANS - $16.00 - 2x 80MM RED LED FANS For Front Intake 35CFM
1x 120MM GREEN LED FAN For Rear Exhaust 75CFM
1X 80MM BLUE LED FAN For Top Exhaust 30CFM
MOUSE - $9.95 - Logitech Premium Optical Wheel Mouse

TOTAL : $1176.94 (1-24-06)

TARGET PRICE >>>>>>> Less than $950.00 by 6-15-06???

This systems highlights are:

Solid AMD chip w/1MB L2 Cache (Better than 3800 2.4GHz 512L2?)
Geforce GPU w/256MB and SLI "upgrade installment plan"
ASUS MOBO base model w/SLI
Huge 320GB harddrive w/RAID setup
2GB of fast RAM for demanding games like BF2
Tried and True Antec 550W SLI Cert PSU
Sweet Aspire windowed case w/Fan Controller!
DVD Burner for $40.00?
3x80MM fans and 1x120MM fan for a cool/Colorful Neon Machine
Optical Mouse

Hopefully these parts or ones similar will drop enough in price and I'll be able to resist simply picking newer ones But any help or comments GREATLY WELCOMED!
Forewarning AMD NVIDIA ASUS...Ya that's right. Represent.

GPU: MSI GTX 260 @ 650MHz/1175MHz
CPU: Intel E6750 @ 3.4GHz/1.33v/60c
HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
SND: Creative Audigy 4
SPK:Logtech X-540s
MOS: Logitech MX600 Wireless Laser
LCD: HANNS-G 28" Widescreen
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