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Old 07-20-2005, 11:10 AM   #1
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okaly dokaly, heres the parts im gonna use to build my uber cheap, yet decent computer. note these are all refurbished (any1 use refurbished items from newegg? if so, do they usually work?)

Motherboard: ASUS P5P800 ATX Intel Motherboard - OEM - $46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131511R

Processor: intel Pentium 4 3.0E 800MHz FSB Socket 478 Processor - OEM - $159.20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819116171R

Hard-disk Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM - $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16822144322R

RAM: (Not entirely sure) Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory - OEM - 34.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16820141424R

DVD/CD Drive: Pioneer Black IDE DVD Burner Model DVR-108 - OEM - $39.20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16827129157R

Video Card: SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200 128M DVI Video Card - OEM - $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102314R

aaannnnddd then power supply, mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor, printer, cables, cooling, whatever. totals (without power supply, etc) 384.38 w/o taxes... SWEET! lol are they all compatible though?
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Hmmm, are you going to want to play games? Cause if so, i'd advise you to look at a more powerful card.
Everything seems to be compatible, make sure your powersupply matches the pins on the motherboard, i.e 20 or 24 pin.

Edit: Also maybe you should take a look at the AMD 64 proccessors, the 3000+ has come down alot in price and its a great piece of work.
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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which is better amd or intel? i always was an intel fan, i never tried amd. dont think i'll play many games on the computer, maybe world of warcraft if any... mostly sko0l (wuz a typo but OMG SO 1337!!!!11!!1!1122!111oneone) work, programming, media center.
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AMD=Gaming
Intel=Multitasking

Both can do both, one does each better.
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They do say AMD is better for hardcore gaming, but for a bit of light WoW an Intel should be fine (I run BF2 on my Intel, amongst other games - I don't notice any real problems/difference).

I agree - choose a better GFX card.
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i'll stick with intel then, i do most gaming on my xbox
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Ah my dear sir AMD owns Intel in all aspects. Also get retail version. I assure much less headache for a computer bucks more. And any vid card that costs 150 bucks or more will be good for your needs. Also epox mobos rule. ASUS is a good brand as well. But I perfer epox.
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As do Abit I have heard. But my Gigabyte board works awesomely!!! But I don't game...
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:06 PM   #9
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alrity then, i'll get the intel retail version. im a little under budget so i dont think i'll get an asus, chaintechs got a good one for a low price on tigerdirect. its one of the top sellers. also, video card: again, under budget, during the years ahead ill upgrade it, not now, only got 700 to spend (well, i can stretch it a lil 4 mouse, keyboard, etc.)
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sorry double post: link to the mobo i gonna get:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...3671&CatId=182
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