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Old 12-13-2004, 07:31 PM   #1
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hey everybody. remember along time ago i had the "building my first computer" post. well, i was gonna build it but then i ended up buying a guitar. lol. i had g.a.s, bad, so what can i say? lol well now since i really need a computer and my room is full of guitars ive decided to build one w/ xmas money. heres what im thinkin:

case ASPIRE Turbo Case X-ALIEN Red Super Light Weight Heavy Duty Aluminum Server Case with 420W Power Supply and Side Panel Window http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

cpu AMD Athlon XP 2700+ http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

hard drive Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

ram 512 mb pc 3200 http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

mobo Shuttle "AN35N-Ultra" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

video card POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600PRO http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE


sound card Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 7.1 24-bit http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

how does that sound? any suggestions to make it better? 700-750 is about my limit unless i win the lottery. any suggestions would help. thanks

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Old 12-13-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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What are you using it for? (gaming, basic home use, etc.)
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Old 12-13-2004, 11:49 PM   #3
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Not to bad, but you can get an AMD64 for about that same price as an XP CPU if you play your cards right. Actually, why don't you just guy from www.cyberpowersystem.com or www.ibuypower.com $750 gets you a nice comp. here i show you one in my next post, right a $750 with AMD64 CPU. BRB.
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Old 12-13-2004, 11:57 PM   #4
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Ok, sry it is a bit more then what you have the limit of, but twice as good as that system you are building, plus a 3 year warranty and lifetime tech support!

AMD Athlon-64 DDR400 $795.00 $795.00
Meter Display ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 6-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Black )
Case ( [New !!!] Viper ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/420W Power Supply Red )
Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )
Case Lighting ( None )
Case Round Cable ( None )
USB Port ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Processor ( [939-pin] AMDŽ Athlon-64 3000+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink + 2 Extra Case Fans )
IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )
Motherboard ( [939-pin] Abit AV8 w/LAN, 5.1 Sound, IEEE-1394, USB 2.0 8x AGP Motherboard )
Memory ( 512MB DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Geil or Major Brand )
TV Tuner ( None )
Video Camera ( None )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon 9600-XT 128MB w/DVI + TV Out 8x AGP Video )
Power Protection ( None )
Headset ( None )
Hard Drive ( 80 GB HARD DRIVE 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-100 Hard Drive )
2nd Hard Drive ( None )
Printer ( None )
Printer Cable ( None )
Raid Controller ( None )
Raid Configuration ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( 56x CD-ROM Drive Black )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive Black )
Sound Card ( Creative Lab Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit 7.1 )
Speaker System ( None )
Fax Modem ( None )
Network Card ( 10/100 Network Onboard )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Zip Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
Keyboard ( Multi-Media Keyboard Black )
Mouse ( Optical Internet Mouse Silver )
Operation System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

TOTAL= $795 without shipping and tax.

Use this config, and you can't lose. This is a great PC Medium-High performance as well, plus the GPU is way better then the one you were thinking about.
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case: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-020&depa=1

cpu: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-486&depa=1

disc drives: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-032&depa=1

hdd: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...148-019&depa=1

memory: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-026&depa=1

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-512&depa=1

sound card: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-179&depa=1

video card: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-450&depa=1

I'm bored and felt like making you a list anyway even if I don't know what you are using it mainly for. This setup will give you good basic home computing and even decent gaming abilities all for about $740. I don't know if you need the disc drive or if you will just use your own, but if you are using your own then you can subtract about 60 or so dollars from the total and maybe use that on something else I guess. Also, amd zen's setup is pretty nice too, but seems a little over your budget and that's still without tax and shipping and stuff so I dunno if you wanna spend that much. I also agree with him though that you should prolly get a 939 pin 3000 rather than the 754 I suggested since you can always upgrade later to something higher.
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ditch that shuttle motherboard.....eww. go with asus baby!
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its a pre-build dummy!
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Hey AMD ZEN, do you work for that website that you posted. I have seen you post it a number of times and was just wondering.
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im gonna be unsin it for gaming and home use. what about this as a mobo? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-486&depa=1

also, in my first post i forgot to add that i needed a moniter. this is what i have picked out http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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