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Old 09-06-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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Building a budget machine for my brother... these components sound good but any suggestions welcomed. As I have said he has a budget around 500-550(and then case and PS later).

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor - Retail- $146
eVGA Geforce 6800 128-A8-N343-AX Video Card - Retail- $194
MSI K8N Neo2-F ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail- $77.50
OCZ Performance Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory [Speed: DDR 400 Timing: 2-3-3-6]
- Retail- $119.27

Total for main components minus case and PS: $536.77
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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Where are you getting a eVGA Geforce 6800 128-A8-N343-AX Video Card for $194?

things to make sure: CPU socket and motherboard socket match up. i belive the 6800 only come in PCI-E so you need to make sure that your motherboard can support it.
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That is one decent computer, all looks upto spec to me!!
It is an agp 6800 isn't it, coz that mob only supports agp!!
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:46 PM   #4
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Where are you getting a eVGA Geforce 6800 128-A8-N343-AX Video Card for $194?

things to make sure: CPU socket and motherboard socket match up. i belive the 6800 only come in PCI-E so you need to make sure that your motherboard can support it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130202
It's agp 8x so it's compatible.

hehe...I may just ask my brother if he wants to buy my outdated machine for about 350-400 i'm thinking... since this system will cost only about 200 bucks more . does 350-400 sound resonable for my old comp?

AMD-XP-M oced to 2.2ghz
1 gig corsair ram 2.5-3-3-6
Abit NF7-S v.2
Radeon 9800 w/huge fan
and some duct tape modding

EDIT: HEHE I just noticed the price on the 6800 went down !
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130202
It's agp 8x so it's compatible.

EDIT: HEHE I just noticed the price on the 6800 went down !
I hadn't noticed that they had dropped so much lately,lol.
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Building a budget machine for my brother... these components sound good but any suggestions welcomed. As I have said he has a budget around 500-550(and then case and PS later).

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor - Retail- $146
eVGA Geforce 6800 128-A8-N343-AX Video Card - Retail- $194
MSI K8N Neo2-F ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail- $77.50
OCZ Performance Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory [Speed: DDR 400 Timing: 2-3-3-6]
- Retail- $119.27

Total for main components minus case and PS: $536.77
536.77 minus 65( found a 6800 for 129)= 471.77

hmmm... just thought I would see if this was better off and i should go for it...

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail $146

Albatron K8SLi ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $113.99

REFURBISHED: ASUS Geforce 6600 EN6600/TD/128 Video Card - OEM $71x2= $142

OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Timing 2-2-2-5-
145.76

TOTAL: $547.75
Add 100 for a Thermaltake Soprano case with a Power supply

Difference between the two I wanted 547.75 minus 471.77= $75.98
Do you guys think my second pc configuration:

AMD 64 3000+ venice
Dual 6600 128mb SLI
1 gb OCZ Gold 2-2-2-5
Albatron K8SLi
is worth the 75.98 cents extra OR do you think I should stick with waiting for crossfire?
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bump(kind of want opinions ASAP because a few deals may run out soon )

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536.77 minus 65( found a 6800 for 129)= 471.77

hmmm... just thought I would see if this was better off and i should go for it...

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail $146

Albatron K8SLi ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $113.99

REFURBISHED: ASUS Geforce 6600 EN6600/TD/128 Video Card - OEM $71x2= $142

OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Timing 2-2-2-5-
145.76

TOTAL: $547.75
Add 100 for a Thermaltake Soprano case with a Power supply

Difference between the two I wanted 547.75 minus 471.77= $75.98
Do you guys think my second pc configuration:

AMD 64 3000+ venice
Dual 6600 128mb SLI
1 gb OCZ Gold 2-2-2-5
Albatron K8SLi
is worth the 75.98 cents extra OR do you think I should stick with waiting for crossfire?
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