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Old 01-16-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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Hello I am going to make my own custom computer seeing as I know how and buying a pre-made computer is just a waste of money, seeing as im paying extra because its built when i can do it myself, anyway here is what the specs are and links, can anyone make any suggestions to what I should change?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=M452-2402
Intel Pentium 4 MOBO
Specifications

Form Factor microATX

Processor Interface Socket 478

Processors Supported Intel Pentium 4

Additional Technologies HyperThreading Technology

Channels 6 Channels

Speed 4X 8X

LAN Type 10/100Mbps

AGP Slots 1

PCI Slots 3

CNR Slots 1
Memory Expansion
The 661FM-L motherboard contains two 184-pin DDR SDRAM memory slots.
They can support up to 2GB of DDR266/333/400 memory.

Price:
$80.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...p?EdpNo=188499
Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHZ
Specifications

Processor Speed 3.40GHz

Processor Interface Socket 478

Bus Speed 800MHz

Price:
$404.97

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...XXX-DT&cat=VCD
3DLABS WILDCAT VP990 PRO 512MB AGP Video Card
Price:$579.00 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1071020
DDR Ram 1024 MB

Specifications

Memory Size 1024MB

Memory Speed 400MHz PC3200

Memory Type DDR

Pins 184

Final Price:
$216.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...p?EdpNo=586889
120 GB SeaGate Hard Drive

Seagate / 120GB / 7200 / 8MB / Ultra ATA-100 / EIDE Hard Drive (Retail Package)
View All Products by Seagate

Price:
$161.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...6&Sku=D15-1000
550 Watt Power Supply

Price:$67.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=K450-3047
Computer Case
Price:$105.99
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Old 01-16-2005, 01:15 PM   #2
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First off, dont get MicroATX.... They suck! No room for expansion!! Secondly, do not get a Pentium4 Processor, they are way overpriced! Thirdly, get dual graphics cards! And fourthly, don't get that Graphics card! It is good, but nothing compared to dual GPUs in SLi. Use the links below, and you decide. I guarantee the PC I show you below is WAY better!!

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-517&depa=1
This MOBO pwns!! It is large, well designed, has lots of AWESOME features, and allows for PCI Express Dual Graphics Cards!!!
Price= 269.99

CPU: NOT A PENTIUM4, MUCH BETTER
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-494&depa=1
This processor will burn a hole throught that P4, and it is half the price. This is built on the new 90nm scale, meaning you can Overclock it like CRAZY!!!
Price= $297

RAM: This is the BEST RAM IN THE WORLD, and is still CHEAPER then that Overpriced TigerDirect!! Crucial's Ballistix!!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-546&depa=1
No RAM can't touch this! It pwns all others!! Get two of those 512MB sticks for 1GB of the WORLD's BEST RAM!!
Price= $113 X2 = $226

Graphics Cards (yes I said Cards, as in two!!!)
http://www.markonecomputers.com/prod...d=XFX_PCIE_005
(It is more, but you saved 200 with the processor from AMD) and this is TWO (2) PCI Express Graphics Cards!!
Price= 461.00 X 2= 922.00

Case: This includes an awesome Powersupply!!!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-092&depa=1
I have this case, and it is really cool looking, and really quiet!! Stylish also!! High ratings!!! And it has lots of cool extras!!
Price= $159.00 (includes 500Watt PSU!!)

Ok, here is a link to check out the ASUS SLi Motherboard, which is sooo awesome!! Just take a look at all of its features!!
http://usa.asus.com/powerup/main.htm

Ok, This Comp would be unstoppable!! Get these parts, and feel the wrath of DUal PCIe cards!!!
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I have to say thats a pretty good deal....but one thing, is that in canadian dollars or american dollars?
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AMerican Dollars.... You live in Canada??? Oh great!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! WHY!!! OMG, all that work for nothing... Ok, just look for the same parts on another site. use www.monarchcomuter.com they ship to several places in Canada.
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that my explain y the tigerdirect.ca costed more money
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Hmmm
This is a problem....
Ok, hang on... I find the same parts, we will just lower the graphics cards. Ill use tigerdirect.ca for ya!

CPU:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1057011
Cost- 391.99

MOBO: WOW, not much more!!
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...727&CatId=1569
Price= $289.60

Graphics Cards: These we need to Downgrade, but still 2 of them beats one!!
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...390&CatId=1558
Ok two of those!
Price= 2 x $269.99 = 539.98

RAM: No Ballistix on there, and no Geil, so this RAM is the BEST THING on there, VERY GOOD STUFF!!
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...4385&CatId=858
PRICE= 2 x 195.99= 391.98

Tower w/ PSU: Here is a great Tower with Good Looks!! Same one at Newegg.com I have one, and love it!!
Price= $236.99

Ok, all those prices are in CAD, so that fixes that problem!
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dude thanks a whole shit load, now i better start saving up seein as im only 13 n it will tak a while b4 i get enough money to buy it, lol
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