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Old 07-27-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default What comp guys?

I am looking for a new comp for myself, i don't mind making it myself and ordering the parts as long as it is pretty simple to compose as i am a noob at anything too complicated. But i would prefer one that is already made and dell is a rip off! Ebay is ok but its hard to buy a nice comp of someone i can trust and i am not guaranteed anything if it falls apart.

I am looking for a computer thats fast and can run hl2 and cs source, i don't mind amd or p4 as i do not know the difference! i would like i to have it quite fast and quick, 1 gb of ram would be ok, but if u guys think i can afford more than please point me to some websites.

My budget is 500.00 and i am not neccessarily looking to buy monitor and speakers etc. with it although this would be nice. Nice graphics card too, thinking of 256 mb, is that possible?

Anyone can point me to some good websites or any tips on were to help me find this. I know you guys will be a help and could you just fill me on what to get and not to get, and whats just a cheat.

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Old 07-27-2005, 10:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: dells a rip off...

I don't think there's any way you can get an already made PC with a 256MB graphics card. If you don't mind putting in your own graphics card, eBuyer have an MX4000 128MB card for just 20.

www.meshcomputers.com offer a fair deal.
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Old 07-27-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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Default Re: dells a rip off...

lol, I like packard bell, we've had good experiences with them, but your best bet is to build your own, I dont think that its possible to buy a computer like that for 500, so your best bet is probs to build your own
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Old 07-27-2005, 10:13 AM   #4
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Cheers for the link!

I just found this on ebay. Any good?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...223144491&rd=1

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Default Re: dells a rip off...

Go to www.cyberpowerinc.com

You can customize the computer and they build it and test. Plus you get a warantee. I bought the one in my sig off of them. It was cheap.
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Old 07-27-2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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Just found that it don't come with an operating system!

How would i build my own pc? How much would it cost and were could i get good quality parts from for relatively low price? Is my budjet reasonable?
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ok i made up a parts list:

Case: Antec Black Case
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=83044

Powersupply: Antec NeoPower 480Watt
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=72295

Motherboard: Abit AN8 Ultra
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=91859

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=88105

RAM: 1GB (512x2) Cosair 3200
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=52057

Video Card: PNY 6600GT PCI-E
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=81343

Harddrive: Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM IDE
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=40968

Floppy: Black Floppy Drive
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=62047

DVD Drive: NEC DVD Burner
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=89190

Thats 448.82 without shipping and tax.
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Cool man, is it simple to put together?

And thanks for the link starr, i will have a look

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yea..from those parts it should be easy.
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Cool man, just wondering how does intel differ from athlon xp and athlon 64??
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