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adamr1001

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i have about 600 to 700 to spend on a desktop pc, i was going to custom build one at my local shop, would just like some help one spec,i was thinking

amd athlon processor not sure whish one, regular one or fx one and not sure what speed (if possible the dual core one)

200 gb hard drive

at least 512 mb or ram

at least 6 usb2 ports

please could you help me on the rest of the spec such as graphics card sound card etc, and also it needs a wireless network card, and i was also thinking about putting windows media centre on it, i will be using it for gaming, general work as im doing my gcses plenty of internet use, listening to music, i would like it to be as fast as possible, thanks very much
 

The Amish Kid

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Well there is no way you are getting a FX processor. Those alone cost more then $700
Here's what I suggest

--Motherboard: ASUS A8N-E - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131530
--Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ venice - $159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103535
--Memory: Corsair XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145450
--Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar 200GB SATA 3Gb/s - $91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144416
--Video card: eVGA Geforce 6800GS CO - $154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130271
--Powersupply: Antec TRUEPOWERII 550W - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103931

Thats a total of $654 dollars without shipping after rebates. Just choose a case you like and you are good.
 

Osak

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dont buy one man, make your own its cheaper and you cna get a better righ with the saved money.
 

_Niko

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The Amish Kid said:
Well there is no way you are getting a FX processor. Those alone cost more then $700
Here's what I suggest

--Motherboard: ASUS A8N-E - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131530
--Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ venice - $159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103535
--Memory: Corsair XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145450
--Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar 200GB SATA 3Gb/s - $91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144416
--Video card: eVGA Geforce 6800GS CO - $154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130271
--Powersupply: Antec TRUEPOWERII 550W - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103931

Thats a total of $654 dollars without shipping after rebates. Just choose a case you like and you are good.
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Jamxx

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Yep, I have to agree, that's a nice setup for that amount of money. Do keep in mind that you will still need optical drives if you don't already have them and a floppy drive if you want it.
 

adamr1001

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AMD (Venice) Athlon 64 3500+ 939pin 512Kb L2 Cache 90nm Retail
Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI SKT939 PCI-E Audio SATA USB LAN
ATX Midi tower case with 400watt psu (Black + Silver)
1Gb DDR PC3200 Ram
200Gb 7200rpm 8Mb Cache Hard drive
PowerColor X550 Bravo Edition 256mb GDDR2 128bit PCI-E Graphics Card
Lite On 16X DVD RW Dual layer
54Mb Wireless Network Card
3.5 Floppy Drive
17" TFT Monitor with speakers
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Keyboard + Mouse
what about this, would it be any good and also could i get a slightly lower down model of something, such as graphics card, as this will cost 712
thanks
 

adamr1001

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also,is it worth geting windows media centre, or will it not be that much better, i have ben told the media centre os will cost 20 quid extra but a digital tv card will cost 65.00 extra. is this worth the extra money? or is the media centre not all its cracked up to be
 
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