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Thread: Cheapo Basic Puter For Aquaintance.

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    How's this for a basic non-gaming computer. All for $259USD + shipping (@ ACNT.com): AMD XP 1800+ Amptron K7825XLMR Motherboard
    256MB *DDR memory
    20 GB UATA100 7200rpm*HDD Drive
    Integrated Video Card Integrated Sound Card
    10/100 Network Card
    56K V.90 fax/modem
    Micro ATX Tower Case w/ 300W power Supply
    1.44 Floppy Drive
    52x cd-rom drive
    PS2 Keyboard
    PS2 Mouse
    amplified speakers

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    Looks ok, , are u sure u're not being a little stingy on the hard disk space, if I remember well, the difference between 20GB and 30 or even 40GB is usually less than a tenner (15&#036. I take it they have a monitor already

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    Micro ATX Tower Case w/ 300W power Supply
    More power !

    That one is $19 ?

    that's dirt cheap but maybe too dirt cheap.
    Maybe add this >
    CSP4400
    P4 READY 400 WATT ATX POWER SUPPLY
    $19.99
    Or this one has front USB for not a lot more >
    CSX3100
    CS-999 MID TOWER CASE W/ 400W MAX. PS & F/USB!
    $24.99

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    looks good where do you line up to becme an aquaintance

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    meh, a 300w power supply is more than plenty. Do the math.

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    you can (well I know I can) do much better for $260. I'll work some numbers and post again.

    edit: well, I guess I don't have enough time to finish right now, I'll post it tomorrow

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    gumbydancin, This is pre-assembled. Don't think it can be beat. And certainly not much better as you state. But if so, great. Waiting to see. Also I gotta say there's some renumeration involved as well. So a little better thats not pre-assembled isn't worth my time.

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    Originally posted by harrycary@20 June 2003 - 14:45
    meh, a 300w power supply is more than plenty. Do the math.
    Yes, I have done the math and I have played with underpowered, non upgradeable systems.
    Adding $5 more now for a 400 watt supply is very sensible and makes the system very easily upgradeable.

    It always starts out basic , but then you end up adding a hard drive for them, and another Pci device, and more fans ( it's an athlon remember ), everyone wants lights in the case now so there's more power required.....

    You remind me of my father Harry. When he bought a 1964 impala, I told him that for a few bucks more, the 409 engine would be a better choice.
    He went with a 4 door 6 cylinder to save a hundred bucks or so. "More than enough power" he said.

    Guess what the 64 2 door 409's are worth now!

    And what's the 4 door 6 cyl worth?

    You get the idea?
    I have a pile of 300, 200, and even 100 watt supplies outside doing nothing. Best use I could find for them was to strip the fans out for more case fans.

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    I think you did very good! The price is right! Just get a good GeForce card and it is a cool system for gaming!

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    sounds fine to me, although i would consider getting a 40gb or 60gb hard drive instead... as 20gb can get filled up rather quickly nowadays even on a non-filesharing computer.

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