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post #11 of 62
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishie36
Here's what I'd do.

X2 3800+
1GB cheap ram
80gb sata hard drive
My motherboard (cheap, has integrated video, and overclocks like a pro)
Spend about $40 on a PSU
decent case of preference
I know....I have it too.

But...

Processor = ~$160
1GB RAM = ~$75
80GB HD = ~$45
Mobo = ~$70
PSU = The one I got...~$40
Case = ~$50 shipped

Total is ~$450.
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post #12 of 62
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btw- keep in mind I still need to save in the end on the computer to get a PCI-firewire (800) card, a floppy drive, a few fans, some cables, etc, to tie in the odds and ends. So actualy a bit under $400.
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post #13 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
She wants this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811180044

HDD = cheapest on newegg, is $40, which is only 40GB. Something any decent of size is ~$45/$50 for 80GB, and for RAM, its about $50 for 512MB of DDR400.

As I said; over budget.
I like ur sisters choice in case

Its stylish
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post #14 of 62
That's a good one Fishie. Too bad the X2 3800+ is going up in price.. I saw it for like $175

Here's a D 805 based rig:

Case: AMS CF-7639BK Black Steel ATX $34.99

MoBo: ASUS P5RD2-VM Socket T $69.99

PSU: FSP Group (Fortron Source) ATX400-PA $36.99

CPU: Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 2.66GHz $92.00

RAM: PNY Optima 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 533: $99.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB $43.99

CD/DVD: SAMSUNG Combo Drive Black IDE $22.39

Total: $400.34

You can lend her the $0.34 and shipping..can't you LOL

Pook... if under $400, you'll be looking at single core. You know that. And possible less RAM
    
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post #15 of 62
Ok here's what I suggested earlier. By the time you factor in shipping, tax, case, maybe even a monitor, it's gonna go wayy over.

I suggest you try to talk her out of dual core since you just can't get it that cheap.
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post #16 of 62
Yeah that rig that Chozart just made looks very nice. If she can't afford the extra costs then just get 512mb, and if need be get an extra 512mb later.
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post #17 of 62
Even single core won't save a whole lot. Unless you go for Celerons or Semprons....

$400 on the mark is as cheap as I can get it, unless you want to settle for 512MB RAM for now.
    
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post #18 of 62
My suggestion:
X2 3800+
2x512MB cheap ram
250gb sata hard drive
ASUS A8N-VM(-CSM), no Vcore availability, and not wide OC options, but great for the mainstream.
Any known brand PSU, Coolermaster or FSP makes nice and cheap PSUs.
A case with nice reviews.
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post #19 of 62
Please note the socket 939 X2 3800+ runs $175 right now.. together with that HDD, that'll will shoot over the budget.

If you want the X2 3800+, yuo'll need to look at AM2; that one is still around $153.


However, in this case, to shave off the last few $$, it might be worth to shop around vendors.
    
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post #20 of 62
You are informed enough Pook. You know what to get

805, 915, onboard video, yada, yada

3800X2, 6100, yada, yada

It is amazing how many either don't listen to what you said, or who don't care what you said.

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