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Old 04-05-2004, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey. i'm new here, but i just wanted to ask a few questions.

i'm getting a new computer for college and i decided to buy one from ibuypower.com (since i'm not really that comfortable building my own and it's cheaper than name-brand ones). here are the specs of it and the price is $1668, but that's before the 5% rebate so it will cost like $1580.

Raidmax 268 ATX Mid-Tower Case w/350W Power Supply
Intel® Pentium-4 Processor 3.4 Ghz CPU [512K Cache, 800MHz FSB, Hyper Threading Ready]
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink + 2 Extra Case Fans
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe i875 Chip 800FSB w/LAN, 5.1 Sound, IEEE-1394, USB 2.0 8x AGP Motherboard
1024 MB Dual Channel [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair XMS PRO w/ LED Lights
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB W/DVI + TV OUT 8x AGP Video
[Serial-ATA] Seagate 80 GB 7200 RPM SATA-150 8MB Cache Hard Drive
16x DVD-ROM Drive - Sony
Pioneer DVR-A07 Dual Format 8X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive
3D Wave Stereo Sound Onboard
480 Watts PMPO 3 PCS Subwoofer Speaker System
Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive
Multi-Media Keyboard
Thermal Temperature LCD Display (it's free)
6-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer (it's free)
MS Windows XP Professional Edition


so here are my questions...

is the 350w power supply good enough or should i get a 430w power supply?

also, is the 3.4ghz p4 worth the extra 150 dollars or should i just get the 3.2ghz p4?
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Old 04-05-2004, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure about the power supply, but, I would go with the 3.2 GHz rather than the 3.4GHz. I dont think that 0.2 GHz is going to make $150 worth of difference.
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Old 04-05-2004, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i wouldnt spend 150 on 0.2 ghz

keep ur money or use it toward something else
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