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Old 06-04-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Ive decieded to use newegg.com to buy a custom

I'm going to order thease parts off of newegg.com and make my own pc. (only thing i'm missing is cd rom drive which i have an extra one)

Would this be a good system?
HD (80 Gig)
1 Gig of ram, (buying two)
And last, a 450 w psu with case.



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Old 06-09-2004, 04:28 PM   #2
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It depends on what you plan to do with it. The machine will be ok for games that have been out already for a few months, provided you get a decent video card, but it will not be too good for new games (though with a good video card, they'll still be playable). First off, never buy a refurb hard drive. Instead, spend an extra 5 or ten bucks to get a new western digital or hitachi drive with 8mb cache. I'd even recommend spending a few more bucks than that and get at least 120 gigs.

The memory you are getting is good. The nforce 2 mobos work faster if you fill both memory slots, so It's good that you are buying 2.

The case is nice, but you may want to buy a new power supply. Sometimes generic power supplies work fine, but sometimes they dont. I would recommend buying a brand name PSU like an antec. It may be expensive, but it's better than finding out your power supply fried your components.

It seems you are on a tight budget, and if so, the processor and mobo you chose is ok. but definitely stay away from the refurb Hard drive.

If you want some recommendations for a budget video card, I'd recommend an Nvidia geforce 5700 or ATI radeon 9600. These will range from $90 to $130. If you play games, these are a great value.
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