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    I am building a computer for my friend, I do not want it to be too expensive. I have built one computer before (my own). My friend has a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers that work fine, so we are just talking about the case and everything that it contains. Here is what I have so far:


    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model A3000BPBOX - Retail $146.00 (heatsink and fan included)

    BIOSTAR TForce6100-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $75.00

    CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS512MB400 - Retail $42.00

    Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.50

    APEX TM-302-3 Black/ Silver Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 300W Intel/AMD Listed Power Supply - Retail $38.00

    LITE-ON Black IDE DVD Burner Model SOHW-1693S Black - Retail $42.45 (I have this, it works great)

    COOLER MASTER SAF-S84-E1 80 x 80 x 25mm SuperFlo Cooling Fan - Retail $6.99


    $429.94
    $51.62 for shipping

    $481.56 Total


    All input is more than welcome, Thanks

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    Interesting build.

    Check out this: Another similar motherboard to that one: http://www.pcstats.com/releaseview.cfm?ReleaseID=1301

    Get 2x256 DDR400 RAM so that it runs in dual channel mode.
    Get a power supply with more than 300W.
    Look at NEC for a DVD burner.

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    Is Dual channel easy to install? Just put them both in, or is there something a little more complicated?

    Thanks

    EDIT: That mobo is amazing, How much is it? It isn't on new egg.
    Last edited by Champ; 10-17-2005 at 02:30 AM.

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    Dual channel is very easy. One stick of RAM in each channel on the board and you're done.

    Not on newegg yet. I just found it at the Gigabyte website: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/MotherBoa...8N51PVMT-9.htm
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 10-17-2005 at 02:39 AM.

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    i have a question abt the writer, LITE-ON Black IDE DVD Burner Model SOHW-1693S:
    - does it come with testing software included(k-probe), like PlexTools in the Plextor package ??

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