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Old 12-08-2004, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright I've been planning and saving for this for months. Only 15 so i dont have a big budget. 600 now prolly 750 when i buy whatever i get next week. Heres the parts and links to them.

Mobo - CHAINTECH nForce3 VNF3-250 $75
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VidCard - CHAINTECH nVidia GeForce 6600GT $198 Specs

PSU - POWMAX Demon 480W $27 Specs

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ $148 Specs

HD - 36.7 WD 10,000RPM $109
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Mem - Geil Value Series 184 Pin 512MB PC-3200 $81.65 Specs

Floppy, Mouse, Keyboard - w/e... $20
Case - w/e $30
CD-RW - $20

Total - $708

Final note - I am planning on upgrading this so keeping it fairly cheap now is ok. Im eventually gonna get another 512mb, another 36.7 WD HD to run Raid-0 and a DVD-RW so yea. Any suggestions yall? And did I forget any main parts... hope not lol.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your video card won't work with your motherboard because that card is for PCI-EXPRESS and your motherboard doesn't have a slot for that, so get the 6600GT the AGP version here:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...150-080&depa=0

Nice computer. If I were you, I would get this ram instead:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-521&depa=0
that is what I have. Your computer is too nice to not have this ram becaue XMS ram is more reliable and faster because it has lower latency. It is good to have all parts good if you want a nice comp. Plus CORSAIR is a good realiable company. good luck
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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HD - 36.7 WD 10,000RPM $109
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Western Digital Raptor hey why do u get the 74gb version its only $200
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't think the majority of the people on these forums knows how much faster a 10k rpm drive is over a regular 7200 one. IT'S NOT MUCH , considering how much of a price differance they have. Now a 15k hd, that's another story for a differant day.
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I wouldn't recommend the 74GB Raptor, it is a bit on the expensive side

I would try to go socket 939 though, for upgradability
Abit AV8 for under $100

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Athlon 64 3000+ socket 939 and 90nm
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PCboy - thanks for the heads up on the vid. card. that woulda been dumb.

3lite Bullet - that be an extra $100... thats about another 3 weeks... so yeah... gotta have it now for christmas. besides i'll get another 36.7 by spring

GeckoEcho421 - I guess you know more than me but saying i have a 10,000 rpm hd to my friends is well worth the $109

apokalipse - i'll have mad cash over the summer. i'll prolly get a new 939 comp then and give this one to my bro or something. just need it now to play hl2, wowarcraft, and such and such... nice suggestion though.

But I still have a week to think, tell yall the final then. any more comments?
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I wouldn't recommend the 74GB Raptor, it is a bit on the expensive side

I would try to go socket 939 though, for upgradability
Abit AV8 for under $100

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Athlon 64 3000+ socket 939 and 90nm
Yeah but its worth the money
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well, sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't worth it
it's an extra $100 in a budget of about $650
for his budget I would say it is not worth it
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yeah but i dont think the 36 is either go buy something big then l8er go fast
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I am a newbie but a good understanding of all of this stuff. Here is my PC that I'm getting for christmas, check it out.

Mobo: DFI NF3 Lanparty UT nF3 250 GB RT ($100)
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VGA: XFX GF 6600 GT 128MB ($240)
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CPU: AMD 64 3000+ Athlon 64 RTL ($148)
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Memory: DDRAM512M 64MX64 ($100)
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HD: 120GB WD 72R ($80)
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Speakers: $42

Mouse, Keyboard, Floppy: $37

Monitor: Orion 17" CRT ($110)

Case: $45

Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live ($32)

DVD: DVDRW Samsung ($58)

Totals a little over 1 grand. Its my first custom PC. Any thoughts?
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