Originally Posted by foothead
Get the athlon II x4 and ask for a monitor and a video card.
Just my 2 cents.
Used CPUs do not sell well, and an athlon II x4 is an excellent gaming CPU.
I bought the Athlon II 240 and my motherboard, so now all I need is my case and RAM
I am going to try to get that 2gb dual channel Crucial, then go with that $40 Hurricane. Thanks for all of your help!
Athlon II X4 is $96, but I bet it will be down to $80 by then. That's usually how much he'll spend. I could ask for that from my dad. As for my mom, I'll ask for a monitor. $150 limited.. she usually will do a bit more. For the video card, I can live with what I have/save up. Maybe I'll save up for the CPU and ask for a video card from my dad and see what he gets me.
I'll let you know how everything goes! I'll probably buy the case today or tomorrow, just to explore my other options. It'll probably be the one I get. Then, I'll get that RAM, and I'm set! Hopefully I'll be able to actually build by the end of the month and reach my goal!! Never thought I'd see myself saying that
This realllllly rocks. Do you think everything will go well?? I hope so! I don't need the drivers, do I? Not if I have the hard drives with XP already on them, and I'm sure he put the drivers on those... if not, I'll figure out a way to download them.
OH CRAP I hope everything goes well