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Old 08-02-2008, 01:58 PM   #11
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So I'm pretty happy because I have recently aqcuired half a computer for free. I am going to sell this Dell I have, I got a good offer ($200 no monitor with keyboard, mouse, speakers). I might have to go $150 but at this point I'm not too worried. Anyways, the computer I got is Gateway GT5032. The specs are linked here

Unfortunately, some pieces are missing, they are the following:
-HDD
-PSU
-Video Card
-1 DVD Drive (The fancy one)
-OS (I have one I can install though)

From my current Dell, I'll be taking a network card to add on this one.

What I'd like to know from you is whether the case is ATX or MATX. I'd also like you to link me a good PSU that is compatible with this system. It has to have PCI-E x16 support. I am willing to spend the full $200 on an HDD, PSU, and Video Card. I also need cables. The SATA cable. I also am interested in a fan controller so I can get more fans in. I'm really happy because this allows me to put off a new build for a while so I can save good money.

If possible, I'd like a modular PSU. The HDD doesn't need to be big, 80+ will be fine. Also, for the video card, doesn't have to be something amazing as I'm going to build a rig later on as most of you know. So I guess in reality, I want best bang for the buck, saving as much as possible, but if necessary I don't mind spending the whole $200.

Thank you for your time.
okay i can help you out there
your best choice is to go with this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/62...?tl=g34c17s284
and get 4 fans that connect by 3 pins
they will connect directly to the contoller linked above
that one is for a 3.5" bay
you can even look at some for 5.25" bay
its all up to you
personally i like this 80mm fan:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72...l?tl=g36c15s58
its cheap
and its a good fan
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:43 PM   #12
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personally, I wouldn't go with that 3850, I'd get a 9600GT, some can be had for a little over $100 now and end up being less than $100 after MIR...
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:55 PM   #13
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Nice suggestion there.

ZOTAC GeForce 9600 GT - $104.99
Antec Basiq - $39.99
HITACHI Deskstar 7K160 160GB - $41.99

Total - $186.97
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:35 PM   #14
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Oh. Ok. One question: Is ZOTAC a good brand? Because to be honest all I've ever used was XFX and EVGA.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:42 PM   #15
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Yea, they're not bad at all. I've been hearing good things about Zotac lately.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:47 PM   #16
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Yea, they're not bad at all. I've been hearing good things about Zotac lately.
indeed, they've been around for a little while and have gotten good reviews...
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:16 PM   #17
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Some bad news here: I was going to sell the computer to one of my friend's little brother, but I was talking to my friend today and he said it can't be done. I know a good friend who needs just a tower with similar specs, he'll be back Monday from Atlanta. If that doesn't work, one of my other buddies going to add XP Pro, Photoshop, Nero, etc to help sell.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:05 PM   #18
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Ok. Newegg is having a "sale". I can get an EVGA 8800GT along with an OCZ StealthXStream 600W for $160 after MIR (GPU 120, PSU 40). Expires on the 11th, is this a good upgrade? I'm not quite sure if the 8800GT outperforms the 9600GT. I've never gotten that quite straight.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #19
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Yes, the 8800GT is a bit faster than the 9600GT:
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardw...t-review.ars/3
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...t,1780-20.html

At $160 though, you'll go over your budget by quite a bit if you add in a hard drive and DVD drive.
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id get a 9600 gso for 80 oc it by 100 mhz and it will otdo both of them.
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