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Old 08-13-2004, 04:35 PM   #1
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Im going to be building a PC for games and for school work, I was wondering if this is good for the price.. i believe the price is around 960 for all of that... I already have a monitor cd rom dvd rom cdrw and other things as well..


http://www.globalcomputinginc.com/pr...d=MBDGIB/8KNXP

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...C-pr1c3grabb3r

http://www.a2zcomp.com/buy.asp?REF=12&SKU=024737OEM

http://www.buyxtremegear.com/wd2000jb.html

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...C-pr1c3grabb3r

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...C-pr1c3grabb3r

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...135-002&depa=0

http://www.techsunny.com/.sc/ms/dd/1...Server%20Ready
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okay here is your flaws.

A.You are getting ripped off on the ram. Get some corsair value select ram. I wouldnt trust that stuff plus you are overpaying buy $50 bucks or so.

B. $224 for a motherboard is way over the top. I mean serioulsy. No motherboard is worth that even with all those features. Find one for $100 bucks.

C. Those speakers are way overpriced. Get some of these. Much nicer and only ten bucks more.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...onics&n=507846

D. with the money you save on the ram and the motherboard get yourself a audigy 2 soundcard.
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yea no way you should pay over $200 for a motherboard

the reason it is so much is because of that nortons software

nortons 2004 is the worst thing i have ever seen..it hogs memory like nothing, it runs like 5 different programs...just download zone alarm for a good firewall..
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I'd suggest fixing these.

Ram - The price is too high for only 512mb. You should find some some for around $80.

Power supply - 560w I think is overkill. Something around the 400's should work fine.

Motherboard - You can get a decent one for around $100-$150.
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where would you guys suggest getting good prices from?
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Old 08-13-2004, 06:50 PM   #6
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tigerdirect is good too
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Whats a good mobo I really like the one I have but people said its overkill expensive. Is there one thats close thats just as good but less expensive?
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as for ram I think iw ill go with this for 163 dollars its 2 sticks of 512 ddr ram

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=0
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http://www.adosystems.net/giga8KN.html here it is for cheaper. Make sure you use pricewatch to find things.

i recommend this one for a nice but inexpensive one
http://www.buyxtremegear.com/mb142124.html
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-026&depa=0

you can get em cheaper individually.
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