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Old 12-08-2006, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I am finally going to put together a computer completely from parts (I usually start with a Dell barebones or something...) and want to know what other people think about my loadout.
And btw, I have a $500 limit right now. So upgrades come later.

Lets start with what you see, I guess.
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POWMAX 10-Bay ATX Window Case w/450-Watt PS Silver CASEPOWMAX 10-Bay ATX Window Case w/450-Watt PS Silver CASE


19" LCD Screen


MICROSOFT BX2-00004 WIRELESS OPTICAL DESKTOP 3.0 MAC/WIN PS2/USB KB & MOUSE


Labtec Pulse 485 3-Piece PC Speaker System w/ SubWoofer


And now with that out of the way, here is the hardware:

And now with that out of the way, here is the hardware:
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Mach Speed Viper MK8-939A Via Socket 939 ATX Motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.20GHz OEM Processor


Dynatron A41 AMD Socket 754/939/940 Rackmount 2U Ball Bearing CPU Fan / Heatsink


Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3 Memory


CNet EtherNetwork Fast Ethernet PCI Network Card w/ Wake-On-LAN, 10/100Mbps, PRO200WL


The cost totals to 474.33, because
LCD - 135.99
case - 50.85
mobo/cpu combo - 115.99
fan - 27.19
ram - 29.99
speakers - 48.10
key/mouse - 48.15
nic - 3.99

I already have a graphics card (Raedon Pro 9700+ or something), A duellayer dvd burner, a cd r/w, a 80 gig HDD, and a 40 gig HDD).

I would appriciate any kind of advice you can give...
thanks.
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Do you already have a monitor? If so use that for a bit and get a better motherboard and CPU. You could shoot for a dual core CPU. If that's not the case everything look decent.
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Actually come to think of it your video card that you have won't fit in that motherboard, your going to have to get a new one.
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you're missing a processor...
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The motherboard comes with a CPU.
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Good thing I thought to post the payload before I got it...
Why won't the vid card not fit?

Isnt that the AGP port it needs...?
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good call Wiz..
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I know this mobo has a AGP 8x on it and an Intel 3.3GHz...

Thoughts.. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...-P4M800M7A-356
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Oh god... Notices the PCI Express slot isn't an AGP...

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