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Thread: My Updated PC Specification Im planning on buying.

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    As some may have known , im planning on building my own PC. Im just wondering what you all think of these specs and any suggestion is welcomed. Im trying to make a pc that will cost about $700 in total.

    Total Cost So far is $701.27


    Ram ( $72.27 ) – Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-026&depa=0

    Processor ( $127.00 ) -AMD Athlon 64 2800+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor – Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...103-452&DEPA=1

    Motherboard ( $99.00 ) - DFI "LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb" NVIDIA nForce3 250GB Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-147&depa=0

    Hard Drive ( $114.00 ) – Maxtor 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-324&depa=0

    Video Card ( $137.50 ) -SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600XT Video Card, 128MB DDR
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-338&depa=0

    DVD Rom ( $23.00 ) - Lite-On Black 16X DVD-ROM/48X CD-ROM OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-118&depa=1

    Floppy Disk ( $7.00 ) - SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-116&depa=1

    DVD Burner ( $67.00 ) - NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black, Model ND-3500A BK, OEM http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-032&depa=1

    Case ( $53.00 ) -ASPIRE X-Dreamer II Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with 350W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-025&depa=0

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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Formula, I think thats a pretty good piece of equipment you are planning.
    But again, that´s just me,
    I also come here for advice.

    Mine is:

    --80GB HD
    --Intel Celeron 2.5 GHz
    --Ram 128Mb
    --DVD Burner 8x
    --Floppy Unit
    --17¨ ViewSonic Monitor
    --3 Piece Powered Speaker Sistem
    --Transparen sided black case
    (the entire set is black)
    --Windows Xp Pro.
    --CloneDVD, AnyDVD. and PowerDVD
    --Corel GraphicSuite 12
    --3 fans total

    and it cost me $398 Dlls (US) new as it is.
    I think its a fair price,
    what do you think?

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    Celeron sucks.

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    Formula 1 - Nice specs, but could you raise the 350W Power Supply to 450 w/o a huge price change? I'm sure it's possible.

    Edit*

    Just found this...

    A-Top XBlade Black/Silver Ultimate Gaming Machine With 450W PSU & Side window, Model "AT859A-BK" -RETAIL - $59.49

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...105-113&DEPA=1

    Last edited by Samurai; 12-04-2004 at 12:53 AM.

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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Hey mofos, you are not the first to say that,
    but, why would you say that is so?

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    the celerons run slower than P4's and athlonx xp (64)'s of the same speed equivelence (ghz).

    But cheaper.

    Still i hate celerons.


    Try to get a power supply that doesn't come with a case. The ones with cases are almost always shitty.
    Higher wattage isnt always better. you nee dto buy good brands like enermax, thermal take, antec, fortron, etc.

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    Im planning on sticking with the Aspire 350w case cause i found out from a friend of mine , that it should be able to run my pc good , as long as i don't over clock everything in it ( only thing im overclocking is the amd 2800+ ). Later one as time goes by i'll probably buy a good psu (like the 480w thermal take which is 55$) . And also most fans with the come with cheapcases aren't known to be good.

    And to worldpease i would also highly recommend not getting a a sempron, just about any pentium would be good (not sure how much they cost) but amd athlon are very good and cheaper than pentium. I would also recommend not getting some of those programs like colnedvd etc , and windows (if you are into p2p ) cause you'll save a 100 bucks , and you could use that to get some better specs. I think atlease a 256mb would be better, but overall i think you are paying the right amount of price for what you are getting.
    Last edited by Formula1; 12-04-2004 at 01:30 AM.

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    yea Formula, I tought so too...
    Still, Im very happy with my PC, It plays every game i´ve stuck into it,
    great video, burns DVD perfectly,
    for the moment, the only thing I would upgrade is the Ram.

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    Yeah the ram is main thing i'd recommend on upgrading , btw do you know the graphics/video card you use ?

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    Look into socket 939.

    There are new 3000+ socket 939 Athlon 64 CPUs at reasonable prices.

    You also don't need a DVD ROM drive if you have a DVD burner.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 12-04-2004 at 03:06 AM.

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