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post #31 of 53
You do NOT need a $90 PSU. You can get the FSP Saga 400W, which is about $40.
post #32 of 53
I know, but it's pretty much the cheapest of the cheapest u can get here. U can lower the price by changing the DDR2 800 to 533, and take out the Sweex case.

The 7300GT with DDR3 beats a 7600GS when both at stock speeds. the Palit one has DDR3.
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CPU: Opteron 144 $82
MoBo: Biostar TFORCE6100-939 GeForce 6100 $74.99
RAM: PQI MD441GUOE 1GB DDR400 PC3200 $89.99
HDD: Western Digital WD Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB $47.90
DVD: Liteon SHW160P6S05 16X Dual Layer DVD±RW $34.99
PSU: FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, 450W $48.99

Total $378.86 + $7.64 shipping (PSU only)

Stick for onboard video for now, and get a better card when you work more If you have an CD rom right now, you can skip on the DVD burner also... dropping the budget down to $343.87. I do NOT recommend to get any less than that Operon CPU though, even if it means a few extra hours of work.
    
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Can someone explain to me why I would want an Opteron? I thought they were used in servers...
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post #35 of 53
Opterons are originally desinged for servers. However, they turned out to be excellent overclockers at a reasonable price. That Opterson 144 could hit 3.0 GHz if you're lucky. Also, the added cache will help also. It's a major upgrade compared to the 3000+, and the directly comparable Athlon 64 is the 3700+ San Diego.

$82 is not a whole lot of money for an excellent CPU. You'll love the performance
    
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Id suggest taking a stroll through the for sale section. You may not be able to pm members yet but you can email them to set up deals. Id go through there to see if anyone has a cpu or mobo in there first then maybe see what you have left and go to newegg from there. It may save you a few extra bucks and im sure you could put together a very respectable rig with some proven and tested hardware from there. Welcome to the site.
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My Dad probably wouldnt want me to buy used... I'd rather be safe and stick with new parts from newegg or zipzoomfly.

Edit:I forgot to say that the only reason I wanted to go AM2 is because I didn't know how fast I can overclock it with DDR.

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My Dad probably wouldnt want me to buy used... I'd rather be safe and stick with new parts from newegg or zipzoomfly
Tis understandable.
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post #39 of 53
I always treat my CPUs gently... never overheat them (ok, no longer than to run benchies in suicide mode), never overvolt them (does hooking them up to the 12V rail count?), never be rough when installing a heatsink (that @#%# screw won't fit..where's my hammer?)

Yeah... I think I udnerstand why you want new stuff
    
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Precisely my reason...
In the past we ordered a 1000 buck laptop on ebay and the hard drive died almost immediatly.
NOT a good experience.

Edit:In your experience, who has better prices? Newegg or ZipZoomFly. If its ZipZoomFly then ill do research on newegg(comprehensive specs) and buy on zzf(lower prices in theory).
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