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An additional $100 would be nice.... in which case you can get my latest suggested rig with the 7600GT and the TV Tuner card (or with an X1600 PRO + TV Tuner)
    
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An additional $100 would be nice.... in which case you can get my latest suggested rig with the 7600GT and the TV Tuner card (or with an X1600 PRO + TV Tuner)

Ya, I really need a higher budget cause a dedicated card would be nice...
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enterprise posted this earlier opty price drop an opty build could get you under budget because of the price of ddr compared to ddr2
    
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$153 (US that is) for a 165 is still quite a bit more than the D805, and even more than a D915. It's also only $27 less than the E6300...
    
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$153 (US that is) for a 165 is still quite a bit more than the D805, and even more than a D915. It's also only $27 less than the E6300...

Word.

Also, I can't seem to afford this build..lol. With the hauppauge card and a 7600GT...it's seeming like it's just too much for my money...I'll try a cheaper card....I really don't wanna get a smaller than 320GB drive...but...I dono...
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Do you think you might have money for future upgrades? or is this a one time build, and then leave it alone.

If you can upgrade easily later, then get one single 512MB stick RAM or so...or find other spots you can save on right now (get the DVD burner later)... Just thinking out loud.
    
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Do you think you might have money for future upgrades? or is this a one time build, and then leave it alone.

If you can upgrade easily later, then get one single 512MB stick RAM or so...or find other spots you can save on right now (get the DVD burner later)... Just thinking out loud.

Well the DVD burner is gonna be an initial purchase...so I can watch DVDs...and no piont in buying a reader first...cause that'd be a waste of perfectly good money...lol.

I could get a 512mb stick of ram...but I want it to be FULLY functional right off the bat...
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heeheh you're right abuot the DVD>... LOL

I don't know.... can't cut many more corners
    
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heeheh you're right abuot the DVD>... LOL

I don't know.... can't cut many more corners
I've got a plan. My mom's birthday is coming up..and she wanted a tuner...

SO. If I get the tuner for her birthday..then that is out of the budget of the computer..and leave me a lot more room
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so...I just showed my mom the build below...

She seemed like SHE approved the idea..

But my dad needs to be convinced...he still thinks it's a waste of her money....

Stupid bastard...*****!
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