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Old 07-20-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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I plan to sell my PC ( specs in sig ) but im on A VERY tight budget.
can anyone make me a system on newegg for like 300 bucks?
dual core and an 8800 with atleast 2gb would be nice.
dont say its not possible, atleast try
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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its not possible, 8800 takes up over half your budget.

8800 ~150
cpu ~ 80
mobo ~ 70
hdd ~ 50
psu ~ 50
case ~ 50
....etc.
all of the above: >$300
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:35 AM   #3
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You said you're willing to spend $300. Here you go. Sell your current machine for $150, and buy this for $273. I tried to find something that would total it to exactly $300, but couldn't. Adding another 2GB stick would make it $309. Plus, shipping and handling would probably make it $290 or so.



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That's a really good deal.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:00 AM   #5
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yer because its all crap brand
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:43 AM   #6
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yer because its all crap brand
When you are in a really tight budget, sometimes you have to manage without getting the top shelf components.
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Tru dat.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:16 AM   #8
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so I dont know If I should get this or not. what if the components just die on me?
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its not possible, 8800 takes up over half your budget.
you can get an 8800 for like 120 bucks
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #9
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When you are in a really tight budget, sometimes you have to manage without getting the top shelf components.
numerous reviews have found those particular no-name models just fine, I went out of my way to pick the least expensive, but at the same time, the best rated of the least expensive group of motherboards and hard drives. duxtape, I recommend that build to you (with the whole DDR2-800 not 667), and add a fan to that (just look at the case and you'l see what kind of fans it fits, whether it be 80mm or 120mm or w/e).

The point is, theres your build. That IS the best bang for your buck
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so I dont know If I should get this or not. what if the components just die on me?

you can get an 8800 for like 120 bucks


Yea, AFTER MAIL IN REBATE

I personally hate MIR's because they always take too long or they just tell you we lost your MIR request paper. (Happened before)

I would just wait and save up at LEAST $500 to get slightly better quality items. Then sell you computer and get the parts. If you keep a VERY low budget then you have a higher chance for your parts to fail.
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