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Old 06-18-2004, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default 1St Custom Computer, Ever

Okay, looking around for expert advice and tried a few small ones, now going for the big one

First ever computer with a budget of around 500 which is a bit flexible. With some help, this is what i have and its all being ordered from http://www.overclockers.co.uk

Case and PSU:
Antec Plus 1080AMG Metallic Gray File Server Case - 430W TruePower PSU (CA-001-AT)
Price: 79.95 (93.94 Including VAT at 17.5%)
+ Side Panel for 15

Motherboard:
Abit NF7-S v2.0 nForce2 (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-028-AB)
- 1 x AGP8X/4X, 5 x PCI slots
- 1 x Floppy Port supports up to 2.88MB
- 2 x Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 Connectors
- 2 x SATA 150 Connectors
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers, 2 x IEEE1394 header
- 2 x CD-IN
- 1 x IrDA
Price: 53.95 (63.39 Including VAT at 17.5%)

RAM
GeIL 512MB PC3200 Golden Dragon CAS2 (GD3200-512) (MY-007-GL)
Price: 79.95 (93.94 Including VAT at 17.5%)

HDD:
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9 80GB 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-014-MD)
Price: 41.50 (48.76 Including VAT at 17.5%)

Processor:
AMD Athlon "Mobile" XP2500-M Barton 266FSB (Socket A) CPU - OEM (CP-076-AM)
Price: 57.50 (67.56 Including VAT at 17.5%)

CDRW/DVD
Samsung SM352-B 52x/32x/16x CD-RW/DVD Combo (Black) - OEM (CD-006-SA)
Price: 27.00 (31.73 Including VAT at 17.5%)

Graphics:
PowerColor/Mediamax ATI Radeon 9600 Pro EZ 256MB (GX-012-PC)
Price: 72.50 (85.19 Including VAT at 17.5%)

Fans:
Sunbeam CFK08-B Cold Cathode 80mm fan - Blue (FG-003-SB)
-Air Flow:31.73CFM
-Rotation Speed:2700RPM
-Noise Level:28dB(A)
Price: 4.50 (5.29 Including VAT at 17.5%)

Monitor:
15" CRT Dell


That comes to just under 500. I will upgrade monitor when have more money as its 6 years old. RAM will be a Gb soon, hence why only one stick of 512mb.

Opinions needed.
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Old 06-19-2004, 02:11 AM   #2
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Im american and the foreign currency threw me.
your choice of hardware seems fine except for the maxtor harddrive-they break alot-get a samsung,Ibm, or western digital- Ive had all 3 last for 20 years and more.
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Comment noted, Thanks I'll take another look around for a different HDD
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Yeah; all looks good to me.
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Well i wasn't too sure but decided to go for the:

Hercules 3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB DDR - OEM (GX-032-HE)
Price: 99.99 (117.49 Including VAT at 17.5%)

Bit more expensive but it'll be worth it
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Lol; yeah - it probably will be. Good luck with it.
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Thanks

Um..can you explain your signature thingy?

Pray for Mercy from... Puss in Boots

Skin yourself alive, Learn to Speak Arapahoe, Climb inside a Dog, and behead an Eskimo, Eat a Renault Four with Salami in your Ears, Casserole your Gran, Disembowel yourself with Spears

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Lol! Well, first off:

'Pray for Mercy from... Puss in Boots' is the catch phrase of Puss in Boots from Shrek 2. He is a very funny charactor (downloaded the Film a couple of days ago - I recommend it to anyone) in the film and I love him.
Clips from the Film of Puss in Boots:
and then:
Skin yourself alive
Learn to Speak Arapahoe
Climb inside a Dog
and behead an Eskimo
Eat a Renault Four with Salami in your Ears
Casserole your Gran
Disembowel yourself with Spears

Is a verse from the famous song 'The Chicken Song' of the late 80s by a band called 'Spitting Image' who also did a BBC Comedy like Dead Ringers except with Plaster Models. Search for Spitting Image on Kazaa and you'll find it.
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Hehe now it makes sense
Hmm..yes, i have Kazaa Lite K++ and works perfect. Dead Ringers is hilarious and i have heard of Spitting Image just not any of their songs. Cheers, hehe.
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Lol - hope you can find it, its very good.
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