Originally Posted by elmonomalo
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-
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
is worth the 75.98 cents extra OR do you think I should stick with waiting for crossfire?