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Old 07-23-2005, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this a good barebones system?

Does it come with everything like a hard drive, floppy drive, cd drive, ram and the proccesor? I know i need to get the graphics card and a monitor. If its not good then what should i do? I really dotn have a budget because my parents havent decided if they will buy me a computer. Thanks

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Old 07-23-2005, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay they have an out of sale processor, I assume this is a very old 3500+ they are sending you, which will use alot of power, and not overclock as high.

The motherboard, yes the horrid A8V. I am a poor unfortunete soul, and I have one.

Power Supply, may look nice, but Ultra power supply's are not all that good quality

CPU FAN, that one is worse than the retail fan and heatsinks.

RAM: It's your whatever they can find the cheapest, and put it on PCB's and use the Ultra name. It will work, but some are good, some have errors ect

I assume the CPU is a clawhammer or newcastle core as well.

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Old 07-23-2005, 05:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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piece one of those suckers together yourself if you know how. You'll save cash. a lot of cash. if you look on the right websites, you can find a nice case for 30-40 bucks with free shipping. I found one for 26 that I thought suited me on a website. I won't post a link to how I do my shopping so it won't be considered spamming.


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Old 07-23-2005, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nope, the 3500+ is a venice.

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Old 07-23-2005, 07:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You'll also need windows xp, theres about $90 right there.

Looks fine to me, just a little overpriced. Try ebay's barebones, you can save $$, I just don't know how good they are. I mean, they look good to me but whatever.
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No video card, another 100+ there, and that RAM is horrid. The processor seems to be the only decent part there.

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