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Old 11-16-2004, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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any suggestions on what to buy..i am shopping for a new computer...modest budget...

looking for the following:
intel..not amd

what do you think of the following specs?

Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Edition SP1

Platform PC

Form Factor Learn
PCI Slots (Total) 3

Processor Brand Intel

Processor Class Celeron

Processor Speed 2.40GHz

Memory Type DDR

Total Memory 128MB

Interface ATA/100

Capacity 40GB

Optical Drive Type CD-ROM

Communications Description Integrated LAN Support

Data Transfer Rate 10Mbps100Mbps

Power 230 Watt

Mouse Type Optical

Buttons 3

thinking of NEWEGG..any other good sites..?..not sure about

while we are on this topic..

what do you all think of going for a generic system and having a company build it for you....

i am based in bellevue in washington and was thinking of

Harddrives Northwest...any ideas how good they are?


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Old 11-16-2004, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wow, that sucks. i apologize for saying that.

get a P4 2.4 or higher, you won't be dissapointed.

512 memory at least for modest systems

no cd burner or dvd-rom?

no AGP slot?

that PSU is kinda weak too

is 40 gigs enough for your harddrive, i had 40 once, then i went up to 80, and that wasn't enough, now i ended up with a 250, but that's just me, i use my comp to it's full potential.

western digital for harddrive at least 80 gig
intel P4 proc 2.4 ghz or higher
name brand memory, 512 stick
antec PSU, at least 300 watt
maybe a cd burner, plextor or lite on brands are good (burners are a dime a dozen for a speedy one)
find a mobo with an AGP 8x slot, if not a PCI-ex slot, it's a must have if you want to ever get a video card.

this is what i would reccomend for a low end pc.

what exactly is a modest budget and what do you plan to use the comp for? like websurfing, music, games, word doc apps, downloading, etc...

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Old 11-16-2004, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have an 80 gig western digital..
my comp old one..has the ram
ok..i need it for intensive graphics
i have a radeon video card
most of the stuff i have..except the mobo which is fast and the i guess i need those two...

whats an AGP slot anyways???
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i like ASUS brand mobos, but they have crappy tech support. I'm sure Nubius will read this and tell you a good brand mobo that'll work with a P4 2.4ghz proc.

agp= advanced graphics port ??? i think....

it's used for video card, it's what newer but not newest pc's use to connect the video card to the mobo, it's the slot the video card slides into. the newest of the new pc's use PCI-ex 16x (not to be confused with regular PCI).
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AGP = Accelerated Graphics Port
AGP has speeds of 8x compared to the 4x of pci slots.
Do not get a celeron, they plain suck. lol I would say get a p4. 2.4 at least
You can get 512 value ram that isnt to expensive.
The mobo, ASUS tech, and abit make very good mobos.
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