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Old 09-24-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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I'm tryin to build a computer the best i can for under $600.....I'm not a big gamer and really don't play anything that requires an extreme video card......I just need some recommendations for all the parts listed below:
-Processor
-Hard drive
-motherboard
-memory
-cool lookin case (possibly LED/side window)
-PSU(if needed)
-Fans(if needed)
-Video card(if funds allow)
-CD Rom(CD-RW) no DVD unless funds allow

please let me know what your thinkin...I'm new at this so the more help the better
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:43 PM   #2
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CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3000+
Hard Drive: 120GB Maxtor
Mother Board: ASUS A7N-E
Memory: 1GB DDR333 or 1GB DDR400
Cool lookin case: look in your shop near you
PSU: 450W Okia Power supply
Fans: Standard CPU fan, standard 80mm system fan
Video card: Geforce 5200, 5500 or 5900
CD-Rom: LG 52X CD drive (if you want a CD burner, a LG 52x32x52 would do)
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and can i get all that for under $600 from what i've learned 3-4 of those things would take me over $600
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Oh right, your budget is 600... ERm, I don't really kow what could be great to you since $600 will get you what we call the ultimae work comp...CPU welded, low memory...

Go with Mercury and get a 512MB DDR400 memory stick. And go with the rest I've given EXEPT: CPU, motherboard. These will come both toether with the Mercury
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and can i get all these things at newegg or tigerdirect...newegg is my friend....so please tell me where to get these
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Yes, newegg should have it all...
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Old 09-25-2005, 02:45 AM   #7
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Around $600? Here's a very nice machine for a very nice price you can use.


ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 ULi M1695 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081

AMD Athlon 64 2800+ ClawHammer 800MHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 754 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103485

GeIL Value 512MB (2 x 256MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144309

Western Digital Caviar WD800BB 80GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144102

LG Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136062

ASPIRE X-Gear ATXB5KLW-AL Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144041

(2 of these) ASPIRE CF4S-UBL 80mm Case Cooling Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998109

PNY VCG6600GAPB Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133137

Total Price= Approx. $553 give or take a few dollars not including taxes

This is a very good system on a budget. You can still play high performance games on this and do anything you dream of doing. Where can you get all these parts? In case you haven't figured it out yet, it's your trusted computer source, www.newegg.com or click on my Website button to take you directly to the Newegg parts listing.
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Dude, the mobo is Socket 939and your CPU is a Socket 754. Enjoy tryin to fit them here. Go with an Athlon 64 3000+ S939
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Holy crap, you're right. Scratch that CPU....I put that together almost midnight and was half asleep. In backing up lhuser, try this:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 E6 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103568

Your total price is around $600 now, maybe a little more but I'm sure you can find that few extra dollars acceptable.
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