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Old 12-26-2005, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Please help me build this IBUYPOWER PC

Hi guys. Thanks in advance. I won't be building a computer by myself. I will be buying it from IBUYPOWER.

The following is a Spec Sheet of a computer I want. Can you tell me if there's anything wrong with it (it's already at my budget, but I can change stuff if like the MOTHERBOARD sux or something):

**also few questions: Is that 500W power supply good enough or should I go higher? Is the motherboard good or sucky? Should I change anything?

*I based this off of Special-C if that matters:

Case ( NZXT Guardian ATX Mid-Tower Case w/400W Power Supply Black )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( ** iBUYPOWER Recommended ** NZXT PF-500 500 Watt Power Supply )
Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 X2 4200+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
Free Software/Game ( [NEW !!!] Free Nero 7 Ultra Edition --- with Purchase of any AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Based PC or Up )
Free Software/Game ( Free Game --- Half Life 2 Download Coupon with purchase of any AMD-64 based systems or Mobile Turion notebook )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
Motherboard ( eVGA nForce-4 SLI Chipset Dual DDR w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( [PCI-Express 16x] Nvidia GeForce 7800GTX 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( [Special !!!] 160 GB HARD DRIVES Western Digital 160 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-100 2MB Cache Hard Drive )
2nd Hard Drive ( None )
Raid Controller ( None )
Raid Configuration ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( None )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
Fax Modem ( None )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
Mouse ( Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1A USB Internet Mouse Beige )
Meter Display ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
Extras ( Lan Party Strap )
Operation System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )
USB Flash Drive ( None )
MP3 Player ( None )
TV Tuner ( None )
Video Camera ( None )
Headset ( None )
Power Protection ( None )
Printer ( None )
Printer Cable ( None )
Warranty ( Warranty Service iBUYPOWER Deluxe Warranty Package + 2nd Year Extended Warranty serviced by 2NET Corp. )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

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Old 12-26-2005, 02:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is so insanely confusing... I bet a lot more people will comment on it if you make it easier to read...

Post the specs you are going for and ask for peoples suggestions...
Things that help are, your budget/ primary use/ something you just have to have.

Also I dunno if is the best... they're kinda expensive... but I guess it's better than a dell

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Old 12-26-2005, 08:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My dad only lets me get a computer every 5 years.

That means I have to get a good one now, one that will still be PC GAME playable in 4-5 years (okay settings by then, MAXIMUM setting RIGHT NOW)

I have $1450 to buy a computer from IBUYPOWER

Can someone who knows computers configure one for me?

I think I want an AMD 4200+ X2, 1 GB or 2 GB Ram, 7800GTX Video Card, 160 GB HD
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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get the X2 3800+ save money, get an eVGA 7800GTX, get an sata150 hdd with 8MB cache

that power supply sucks, get an antec, OCZ, fotron, vantec, etc.
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