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Thread: I Am Going To Attempt To Build A Computer

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    I have never built a computer before but I am currently researching on how so that is not a problem. I would just like to know if I can get what I want before I go through the trouble of pricesearching.

    What I would really like is at least a 2 Ghz processor, 40 GB hard drive, 512 MB DDR Ram, CD burner/reader, and a good video card for games (9600 Pro maybe?)
    It would be nice to have a DVD burner/reader but that is not necessary.

    I already have a monitor so that will not be figured in the price. I can spend up to $1000 but would like to keep it under $800. Do you think this can be done?

    If not, do you think any of these computers that I have been looking at are worth it?

    computer 1

    computer 2

    computer 3

    Thanks for your time!

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    Athlon 2800+ CPU $145

    ASUS A7N8X-D Motherboard $119.99

    Western Digital 40GB 7200rpm HDD $59.00

    Crucial 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM $94.00

    Lite-On 52/32/52 CD-RW $38.00

    Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro $119.00

    under $600 so far...

    what about power supply? can you salvage that?

    you'd need a case too (unless you want to keep the one you have already), and there's no DVD drive there, but it's still well under budget

    p.s. sorry for the crap links, but i've never used that site before
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    Your better off buying a Dell. i was going to build mine. it would have cost almost &#036;1000. i got it from Dell for under &#036;800 W/17&#39; Monitor delivered for free

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    A great refrence site is http://www.pricewatch.com/


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    Originally posted by Russo@5 December 2003 - 06:08
    Your better off buying a Dell. i was going to build mine. it would have cost almost &#036;1000. i got it from Dell for under &#036;800 W/17&#39; Monitor delivered for free
    DUDE&#33;

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    Of the three prebuilt PCs that you show only the second one will support the AGP 8x of your chosen video card. The other two are only 4x.
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    Antec Performance Plus Case, ModelLUS1080AMG, Retail
    &#036;120
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-129-115&depa=1

    Asus nForce2 Ultra 400 Motherboard for AMD Processors, Model "A7N8X Deluxe" Retail
    &#036;119
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....y=BROWSE&depa=1

    * AMD Athlon XP 2800+ "Barton", 333MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor - OEM
    &#036;136
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....alog=343&depa=1

    CoolerMaster &#39;&#39;Aero 7+&#39;&#39;Copper CPU Cooler Application for AMD AthlonXP 3200+ and higher.
    &#036;29
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-135&depa=1

    Kingston HyperX Series Dual Kits 184 Pin 256MBx2 DDR PC-3200
    &#036;110
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-144-113&depa=1

    WESTERN DIGITAL SPECIAL EDITION 80GB 7200RPM IDE HARD DRIVE, Model WD800JB, OEM DRIVE ONLY
    &#036;75
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....y=BROWSE&depa=1

    ** SAPPHIRE OEM ATI RADEON 9800SE 128MB Non Pro Dual CRT 8X AGP
    &#036;145
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-102-321&depa=1

    Lite On LTR-52327S Black 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive, 2MB, OEM
    &#036;39
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....y=BROWSE&depa=1

    LITE-ON 16X DVDROM,Model XJ-HD166/XJ-HD165H, OEM
    &#036;32
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....y=BROWSE&depa=1


    TOTAL = &#036;805

    *the barton 2800+ will hit 3200+ speed with ease as long as u stick to good ram
    ** about 60-70% of these cards will with a simple software hack run at 9800pro speed since the only difference is 4 of the 8 pipelines have been shut...if it dont work and ur one of the unlucky ones then u still got a really good card...if im wrong then sumone plz let me know

    everythin there is included - case, psu, mobo, cpu, hs & fan, ram, gpu, cd-rw, dvd-rom

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    Originally posted by john_malkie2010@5 December 2003 - 21:12
    Antec Performance Plus Case, ModelLUS1080AMG, Retail
    &#036;120
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-129-115&depa=1

    Asus nForce2 Ultra 400 Motherboard for AMD Processors, Model "A7N8X Deluxe" Retail
    &#036;119
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....y=BROWSE&depa=1

    * AMD Athlon XP 2800+ "Barton", 333MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor - OEM
    &#036;136
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....alog=343&depa=1

    CoolerMaster &#39;&#39;Aero 7+&#39;&#39;Copper CPU Cooler Application for AMD AthlonXP 3200+ and higher.
    &#036;29
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-135&depa=1

    Kingston HyperX Series Dual Kits 184 Pin 256MBx2 DDR PC-3200
    &#036;110
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-144-113&depa=1

    WESTERN DIGITAL SPECIAL EDITION 80GB 7200RPM IDE HARD DRIVE, Model WD800JB, OEM DRIVE ONLY
    &#036;75
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....y=BROWSE&depa=1

    ** SAPPHIRE OEM ATI RADEON 9800SE 128MB Non Pro Dual CRT 8X AGP
    &#036;145
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-102-321&depa=1

    Lite On LTR-52327S Black 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive, 2MB, OEM
    &#036;39
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....y=BROWSE&depa=1

    LITE-ON 16X DVDROM,Model XJ-HD166/XJ-HD165H, OEM
    &#036;32
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....y=BROWSE&depa=1


    TOTAL = &#036;805

    *the barton 2800+ will hit 3200+ speed with ease as long as u stick to good ram
    ** about 60-70% of these cards will with a simple software hack run at 9800pro speed since the only difference is 4 of the 8 pipelines have been shut...if it dont work and ur one of the unlucky ones then u still got a really good card...if im wrong then sumone plz let me know

    everythin there is included - case, psu, mobo, cpu, hs & fan, ram, gpu, cd-rw, dvd-rom


    = good post, nice specs

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    Originally posted by john_malkie2010@5 December 2003 - 16:12

    CoolerMaster &#39;&#39;Aero 7+&#39;&#39;Copper CPU Cooler Application for AMD AthlonXP 3200+ and higher.
    &#036;29
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-135&depa=1
    Excellant setup, You used newegg like i would have done had you hadnt of done it already, heh.

    Oh but yeah, that cooler, is a bit loud, wouldnt be my first pic.

    Just look at the design and you will see my point, because it really is as loud as it looks.

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    Originally posted by _John_Lennon_@5 December 2003 - 23:13
    Oh but yeah, that cooler, is a bit loud, wouldnt be my first pic.

    Just look at the design and you will see my point, because it really is as loud as it looks.
    it isnt really load, ive got the &#39;lite&#39; version of it, its silent upto about 2700rpm, then starts to get louder. if you read reviews on tech site, you will find that the lite is better than the &#39;full&#39; version

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