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Old 10-16-2005, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question My plan for a shiny new rig

Well Here's the plan. Im mainly going to be salvaging parts off of my old computer. Its old, but ive upgraded it a few times. It is as follows:

Beige Inwin mid tower case (ugh)

Asus p2b 440bx motherboard
pentium 2 350 (slot 1)
192 mb dimm ram, 168 pin. 1 128mb stick, and a
64mb stick i got when i upgraded to xp.

Basic Floppy Drive, and Zip Drive 100mb
Lite-on cd/rw dvd-rom combo drive
2x 10 gb caviar hdd's

Nvidia 16mb Vanta Video card
Soundblaster 6-channel sound card.

Supramax 56k modem
and xp home edition. all oldies but goodies.
Soooo, anyways, im on a budget of about $200 (but can save up more), but dont suggest anything too expensive, as i am 15 and dont have a job, only chores for $7 a week.

im planning on getting this mobo and processor combo:

im going to get either 512 or 1gb of ram, im not sure yet. For a video card, im gonna get an nvidia xfx geforce mx 4000 128mb 8x agp.

im also going to get a good gaming case off of ebay, any suggestions you have would be nice.
I would prefer that the case has a window, and a door to cover up the drives, since they will have boring beige bezels.
I really like black cases just so you know!

anyways ill be using the cd/dvd drive, floppy drive, zip drive, hard drives, and modem from my old pc until i can upgrade to better ones (mainly the hdd's will be upgraded.)

Ill also need to buy a fan for the processor.
well, this took long enough to type, so yeah im done.

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Old 10-16-2005, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if u get a case from ebay, get one with a namebrand power supply Unit...i got one with a sux, also get atleast 350w psu..u dont need any more than that and it allows for upgrades later on...also do NOT get a mobo cpu combo from ebay, especally a overclocked one becuz they reqire high performance parts..i got suckered on that one. Most prebuit combos on tiger direct, etc usually have a crappy motherboard, i wouldnt reccomend, however, since ur on a budjet im sure some1 can tell u of a good deal...hope i helped

cpu: C2D E7200 2.53ghz
ram: OCZ Gold DDR2 4gb
gpu: EVGA 9600GSO 384MB
psu: OCZ 500W
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you looked on ? Also, I recomment at least a 450watt PSU if your going tobe gaming and using a higher end video card.
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Old 10-17-2005, 05:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dude, heres some waaaay better deals at newegg....iv ordered from tiger and newegg, they are both great execpt newwegg has way better a amd 3000 sempron or a intel 3.0 gig, not a celeron...celerons r for busines records and webbrowsing...belive me i know...i found out the hard way ....also, dont spend more than 60bucks with shipping on a case
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