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Old 12-18-2004, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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wats up guys...first time posting....I need a suggestion here...my computer just broke..literally...i was playing and game and i heard a loud bang like metal broke....anyways...it wont turn on anymore...its a hp P4 512 ram 2.53 ghz....i wanna get a new computer, thats below 1200....wat should i get...first of all P4, or AMD???...and wat should it be...gateway, dell, VAIO....?????....i also saw some computers at velocitymicro.com....should I rather buy a computer online....would it be cheaper....or should I just go to a store and get it......PLEASE....ANY SUGGESTIONS....IM A BIT OF A NOOB WHEN IT GETS TO THIS!!!....if you think i should buy it online...can you suggest some websites

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Old 12-18-2004, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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AMD or Intel... Thats a personal reference thing. AMD if your mostly a gamer is what I say.

About the computer brand... build your own of your up for the challenge. I'm building my first computer next week and I can't wait. But if your not up for it then I'd suggest VAIO cause they look and sound cooler.

Buying pre-built computers would prolly be better at retail stores... idk really. But if your gonna build it definately buy it from the internet since it's extremely cheaper.

Here a good site to start with , www.newegg.com
also www.mwave.com has pretty good deals.
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Old 12-19-2004, 01:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would suggest building your own computer, if that is something you would like to look into. It's cheaper, you know what quality parts you're getting, and you'll learn a lot about computers in the process. I built my first one this summer, and it really wasn't very tough at all. Plus, if something goes wrong, you can always come on here and ask Anyway, a great website that helped me is

www.pcmech.com/byopc

As far as the actual components go, here is a system that would be great for gaming and around $1200. I'm assuming you already have a monitor, keyboard, speakers, etc. Anyway, here goes:

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 3200+...$255
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-502&depa=1

RAM- 1 GB Corsair XMS PC3200...$194
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-450&depa=1

Motherboard- ASUS A8V Deluxe...$129.50
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-510&depa=1

Hard Drive- Western Digital 120 GB...$80
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-118&depa=1

Video Card- eVGA GeForce 6800GT...$395
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-208&depa=1

Optical Drive- SONY DVD/CD-RW Combo 52x32x52x16...$38.50
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...106-818&depa=1

Case- RAIDMAX gaming case w/ 420 watt power supply...$46
http://secure.newegg.com/app/Custrat...tem=11-156-135

Floppy Drive- SONY Floppy Drive...$7
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-109&depa=0

Operating System- Windows XP Home OEM...$92.25
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...102-151&DEPA=6

That comes to a grand total of $1237.25 and man, that would be a sweet system. You would be able to run any game out right now on high settings very smoothly. Is building your own something that you would be willing to do?
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Old 12-19-2004, 01:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I also recommend builting your own, also Dell and Sony only offer Intel processors, i think gateway does also. So your pretty limited with AMD.

The computer PizzaHut mentioned would be great, for the mobo i suggest the MSI or the Abit 3rd Eye AV8 rather then the Asus.
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Old 12-19-2004, 03:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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omg.....im sooo gonna BUILD MY OWN......damit..i never thought of that...that way i get wat I WANT.....thnx a bunch guys!!!!!!!.......BTW...wats the difference between socket 754 and 939 and the AMD's???
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Old 12-19-2004, 04:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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aight guys...wat do you guys think of this????...is this all compatible???

http://secure.newegg.com/app/shoppin...promotionCode=

I didnt get a video card, cause i already got one...
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omg.....im sooo gonna BUILD MY OWN......damit..i never thought of that...that way i get wat I WANT.....thnx a bunch guys!!!!!!!.......BTW...wats the difference between socket 754 and 939 and the AMD's???
Socket 754 is a socket made by AMD that is discontinued. It does not allow your RAM to be run in dual channel, and only goes up to the AMD 64 3400+ I believe. Socket 939 on the other hand does allow your RAM to run in dual channel, and is more or less the "socket of the future" for AMD. That is the socket they are currently using for their newer CPU's.

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aight guys...wat do you guys think of this????...is this all compatible???

http://secure.newegg.com/app/shoppi...?promotionCode=

I didnt get a video card, cause i already got one...
That link doesn't work. Try to post each product on here in your reply. Also, what kind of video card do you currently have?
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If you add all of those things to a wish list then the link to your wish list will show us what you want.
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I'd definitly go amd 939 other 754.
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Old 12-19-2004, 01:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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aight...here we go...oh btw..I had a 9800 PRO...

AMD 64 3200
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-502&depa=1

Microsoft XP Home Edition
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...102-151&DEPA=6

1 GB RAM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...156-024&depa=1

ASUS Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-510&depa=1

Western Digital 120 GB hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-118&depa=1

Sony DVD and CD burner
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-240&depa=1

Pretty Simple Case...nothing too fancy
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...138-030&DEPA=1

Floppy
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-109&depa=0

IS EVERYTHING COMPATIBLE......wat is difference between OEM and Retail at newegg???
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