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Old 12-22-2004, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What type of computer can I MAKE that is around or below $1,500??? I want to use it for MS WORD and everyday use and for extreme gaming like DOOM3 and HL2... but i want to be able to upgrade it during the future.
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Old 12-22-2004, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With that price tag, I'm pretty sure that you can put together a system that has more than enough power to accomplish what you want it to.
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If you're an AMDer, then AMD Athlon 64 3800+, GeForce 6800 GT, ASUS A8N-SLI, and a 450W PSU. (Other Stuff, Of Course). If your an Inteler, then Intel Pentium 4 550J, ATi Radeon X700Pro (my experiences, I like ATi better or you can always use an nVidia GeForce 6600GT), Abit AA8-Duramax, and 450W PSU. (Other Stuff Of Course). If you go with either company, you will get that stuff within $700 to $800 and then you will be able to add all the other necessary for around $500 more. Does this include a monitor, kb, mouse, and speakers? Never say P4EE on this forum, cause I will go absolutely crazy. I'm an Inteler, but I will always recommend a P4 570J over a P4EE because "benchmarks speak for themselves."
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No... that is with no monitor, keyboard, speakers... none of that... and what do you mean "never say P4EE"??
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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"never say P4EE" means that is the most disgraceful processor Intel ever released. Even the Pentium 4 570J outperforms that piece of crap. You can also use a Pentium M with a DFI 855GME-MGF and overclock it. A PM oced to 2.55 GHz outperforms an FX-55.
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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a $1,500 budget with no monitor, speakers, or keyboard/mouse... man you could go a long way.

Definately invest in a socket 939 board + pciexpress now. As for video card I'd get a 6600gt (pcie version)
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If you are using power apps, i'd advise for an Intel processor, how about a Xeon or Pentium 4.
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