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Old 07-07-2005, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I built a computer a couple years ago and the hard drive just recently fried last weekend, so I've decided it's about time to build a new one.
I'm keeping
-my Sony DVDRW drive
-a cd-rom drive
-soundblaster audio card
-monitor
-wireless pci card

I know what else I need, but what would you all advise as the cheapest route. I've looked at some barebone kits at tigerdirect, but i didn't know if there was anyway to go cheaper. I'm thinking around $400-500 to finish off my pc. I don't need it to be top of the line, just good enough to be a good computer.

if you dont mind, let me know what you think of this kit...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...716&CatId=1683
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Old 07-07-2005, 06:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look at my specs. It was my first time building one. I only use it for the internet really. Nothing more.
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Old 07-07-2005, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not bad still need a video Card though. That mobo is running on PCI-E so I think a 6600GT might still fit your price range.
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It all depends on what you will be using your PC for. List your intended usage and we can give you better advice.

It looks like you are looking for a MOBO, CPU, RAM, HDD and VIDEOCARD? And CASE / POWER SUPPLY?
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Case=25 dollars
Mobo=85 dollars
Processor=146 dollars
Ram=40 dollars
Keyboard+mouse=15 dollars
Fan=use stock fan
Power supply=use a better power supply
IMO, not worth it.
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i forgot to say i have a case, mouse and keyboard already
yes, i'm needing a motherboard, ram, hdd, cpu, videocard and powersupply.
i'll be using the pc for internet, regular school applications (word, powerpoint) and a small amount of home recording.
Not too much gaming, but some

and HACP, what do you mean by your post
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Speaking of which. I should get some more ram and a better vid card.
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Talking about your kit.
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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He probably means that you can get the parts that come with the barebones kit for a better price by buying them individually and assembliing them yourself.
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Indeed.
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