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Old 08-28-2004, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i been checking out some "barebone" pc's on ebay i want to either buy one off there or try to build my own here is one i found for 305$ what do u thinnk? thnx

Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz Processor 800 FBUS!

800 MHz System Bus Speed Socket 478
Hyperthreading Technology
NEW 512k Advanced L2 Advanced Transfer Cache!!

ATX 350 Watt Black/Silver Stealth Case w/Window
2 USB connections on front panel
5.25" x 4, 3.5" x 3(1 Hidden)
Contemporary Silver/Black & Chrome Finish!

ASRock P4S61 Motherboard
New Reliable SiS 661FX Chipset!
ATX 800 FBUS Motherboard
2 DDR 266/333/400 Slots UDMA 133,
3 PCI slots, a 8X AGP slot and a CNR slot
2 USB 2.0 Ports in Back, 2 USB 2.0 Ports in Front
1 Parallel/Printer Port, 1 Serial Port

64 MB Real 256E 3D Graphics Adapter
128-bit 3D AGP Integrated/Shared 8X Graphics Accelerator
Highest Performance for DVD Playback & Gaming
up to 1920x1200 16M resolution

3-D AC97 Enhanced High Quality Sound

10/100/1000MBPS Intel Pro GIGABIT Network/LAN Adapter

Software & Drivers
All Drivers for Video, Sound, and LAN included.

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Old 08-28-2004, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i don't really like anything i'm seeing here. try and build your own.

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Old 08-28-2004, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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same... man thats kinda cheap for 305. its gona get old FAST. the gfx card suxs. the mobo also.. go to or
Check out that stuff. I think thats a ripoff for 300$
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Old 08-28-2004, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that it is fine for non-gaming. Gaming or performance use, you might want to think twice.
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I love eBay and all, but I would not buy PC's or PC parts off of eBay.
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Forget about that and build your own,I have that mainboard and it's nuthing special, you can only run 1 gig ddr 400 in 1 slot or 2 gig ddr333 in 2 slots, the only good thing about the board is it has built in safe overclocking tool.
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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hahaha, theyre saying that socket 478 is ADVANCED!!

lol that IS OLD!!
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Don't get that at all. You can start a WAY better system using $300 than buying that. Integrated graphics sucks on top of that. You can get a good motherboard for $60-$100 depending on what features you want. If you want 800FSB then you're lookin towards the AMD64 section although it looks like you want to go intel. All in all, do some research and build your own. That doesn't seem like a very good deal at all
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Old 08-28-2004, 08:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thnx alot for the replys guys i wont be getting it
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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your welcome, and thats good to hear.

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