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Old 01-31-2004, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, I am getting a new computer on friday and almost positive I know what I want but Need a few opinions. I currently have aHP from a few years back and It has a athlon 1300 with only 112 of ram So I really need to upgrade. Anyway heres what Im leaning toward.

X-Dreamer Case 350W w/ Window (BLACK)
AMD ATHLON64 3000+ CPU
MSI K8T Neo VIA K8T800 Chipset 800FSB AGP8X w/LAN,USB2,
1GB (512MBx2) PC3200 DDR400 Memory (Major_Brand)
Seagate 120GB 7200RPM Serial ATA 150 8MB Cache
NONE - 2nd Hard Drive
ATI RADEON 9600 XT 128MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI
ARTEC 16X DVD ROM (BLACK)
(Special Price) NEC ND-1100A 4X DVD+R/+RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE (BLACK)
(SILVER/BLACK) NORCENT 15
3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD

Price: $1484.00

I wanted to spend around 1300.00, But should I spend this much for this? I will mostly will be usong for school but want a decent gaming computer in case I want to play some games. Is this good or could I drop some stuff to lower the price? Let me knoe because I just put this together from reading this site Thanks guys
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Old 01-31-2004, 04:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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that is way overpriced, where are you buying this from? here is some better places to buy. configue it yourself and they will build it for you:

www.cyberpowerinc.com
www.ibuypower.com

also you need to have at least a 400 watt or higher power supply. the 9600 is very demanding on power. plan to spend at about $40 or more on it. enlight 420watt is affordable quality PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-604&depa=1
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Old 01-31-2004, 05:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually that is from cyberpowerinc... where did I go wrong?
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Old 01-31-2004, 07:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i would up the power supply to 450watts.............
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Old 01-31-2004, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually that is from cyberpowerinc... where did I go wrong?
change this:

400 watt or greater power supply. i saw one that said +$30 for the 420watt

go with an XP2500-2700 processor, 3000 is too expensive at this time.

get only half the amount of memory you chose. 512MB PC3200 DDR400 Memory is plenty.

you can remove the ARTEC 16X DVD ROM (BLACK). you already have the burner, it can read DVD.

get a 19inch CRT monitor instead of LCD. NORCENT 15 is expensive.

i did not see any operating system or speakers, make sure you have them included. you might also want to start with a different configurator, some have better deals than others. a whole list is at http://www.cyberpowerinc.com/athlon_sys.htm . skip over the system configurators and look lower.

the AMD Value 3000 Soho looks good. has everything you need for casual gaming, just add a dvd burner.
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Old 01-31-2004, 05:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, you are goning to pay too much. There's no reason you can't build a great 64 bit system for under $1400. Keep shopping.
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Old 02-01-2004, 04:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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1 GAMER ULTRA 5000 VALUE 64
2ND_USB: STANDARD 2 USB PORT CONNECTORS
CABLE: NONE
CAS: TURBO X-DREAMER CASE 350 WATT W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display [-45] (BLACK COLOR [+0])
CASUPGRADE: NONE
CD: ARTEC 16X DVD ROM [+29] (BLACK COLOR [+9])
CDRW: (Special Price) NEC ND-1100A 4X DVD+R/+RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE [+39] (BLACK COLOR [+9])
CPU: AMD ATHLON64 3000+ CPU [+670]
FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 3 EXTRA CASE FANS [+9]
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 6in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR [+7])
FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE (BLACK COLOR [+0])
GAMING1: NONE
GAMING2: NONE
GAMING3: NONE
GAMING4: NONE
GAMING5: NONE
HDD: Seagate 120GB 7200RPM Serial ATA 150 8MB Cache [+36]
HDD2: NONE
IEEE_CARD: NONE
KEYBOARD: PS2 MULTIMEDIA INTERNET CONTROL KEYBOARD (BLACK COLOR [+3])
MEMORY: 1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY [+90] (Standard Major Brand)
MODEM: NONE
MONITOR: (BLACK) ViewSonic® Optiquest Q95B 19inch .27mm SVGA MONITOR [+165]
MOTHERBOARD: Albatron K8X800 PRO K8T800 Chipset 800FSB AGP8X w/LAN,USB2,IEEE,&Audio
MOUSE: PS2 INTERNET MOUSE W/ WHEEL (BLACK COLOR [+0])
MP3PLAYER: NONE
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP PROFESSIONAL [+135]
POWERSUPPLY: Super Alien 500 Watt See Through Power Supply w/ Fan Speed Control [+7

How about that for $1254?
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Old 02-01-2004, 04:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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OmG i cant look in there again.Did someone see a video card.Im blind blind blind
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Old 02-01-2004, 04:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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SOUND: 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD
SPEAKERS: Creative Labs SBS 450 4.1 5 Speakers Subwoofer System [+35]
TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN)
VIDEO: ATI RADEON 9200 128MB DDR W/ TV-OUT & DVI
Left that out.....
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Old 02-01-2004, 04:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Video card is to low .Dont really need Windows pro.Home edition is good enough but up to you.
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