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Yo peep's

My friend wants to get a custom built pc and i said id build him one, now im gonna take out the pentium 4 socket 478, IDE Hard disk and is Dell RAM any good?

well he wants to do some serious gaming and with some of the money hes saving on processor and hardrive and hopefully ram whats a good PCI-e Mobo
either one or two pci-e slots anywere from 50-150$

thanks in advanced
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post #2 of 13
alright, so you want to get one or two PCI-e slots for $150? hows about one. try one of the Gigabyte boards. the S3 or DS3.
We need chozart on here, he is the new build master. i don't think you are going to get anything out of the old Dell, just settle with a new computer.

can you get a budget for the overall build?
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post #3 of 13
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well as budget i think hes willing to spend more than 500 but less than a thousand so id figure id keep his old hard drive which is 160gb, hes got tons of stuff on there and he dosnt want to lose it so ill just swap it. and as RAM im not sure what to get him any suggestions? the processor is a pentium 4 which is better than a celeron so either a new celeron or his pentium 4. And all that other mumbo jumbo like dvd burners and floppys ill just take outof his machine..

this is what i got so far...

Tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146010

GPU: ATI X1900 gt PCI-e
Sound card- creative like extrememe fx
Optical-Dell dvd burner
floppy and smart media-DELL
hardisk-computer swap

and ill get him some zalman fans and 80mm fans

EDit: ok ive been thnking now this mobo has an lga 775 socket, how good is the pentium D processor? there peretty cheap on newegg and i heard they were dual core or somting like that
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post #4 of 13
lol, the best processor you can get for his budget is the Core 2 Duo E6300, requiring a new motherboard though, and new ram. and you'll want a better PSU than what comes with the NXZT case. something like this.

Case- $80
PSU.- $105
Mobo- $143
CPU- $120
RAM- $110
Graphics- The G80s are coming out soon, but it doesn't sound like he wants to spend that much. However, a good X1900XTX 512 costs $500.
HDD- he has
Optical- he has
Cooling- $55
Soundcard- $66
Monitor- he has?

Total- $679 + cost of video card.
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post #5 of 13
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nice suggestions thanks. now 500$ for the card is alot and i think its a litte overbudget. becasue im trying to keep it as low as 900$ i have to gain a profit. the dual core is nice but i think ill keep with a pentium d and overall better than a pentium 4 on some scales. and will save him some money

and as for monitor hes got a nice flat panel from dell
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post #6 of 13
Something else to keep in mind... is his HD sata or IDE? Many of the Core 2 boards only have one IDE connecter. Just tossing it out there in case it is an IDE HD.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by mrjminer View Post
Something else to keep in mind... is his HD sata or IDE? Many of the Core 2 boards only have one IDE connecter. Just tossing it out there in case it is an IDE HD.
hmm... good thing. yes. but can't you run an HDD as master, and an optical as slave?
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post #9 of 13
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yes his hard drive is IDE, i dont think dell waist their time with sata stuff they just make everything look cool and fast but in reality it just a bunch of *poo*

and i like that Mobo! nice find!

thanks for all the help guys

so far this is what i got now

Tower- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146010
Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138037
CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116213
RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231049
PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256008
Graphics card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130017
HDD- he has
OPtical lens- he has
floppy +media- he has
MOnitor- he has flat panel
FAns-some 80mm and hopefully a nice Good CPU fna

so this will turn out to be a nice build for me, also my first

thanks for the help
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post #10 of 13
good budget build. good luck

and optical isn't optical lens, but optical drive (CD, DVD)
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1x 400GB Seagate 7200rpm/16mb cache Some super combo drive Windows XP Home/Ubuntu NEC MultiSync LCD1970GX 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 400GB Seagate 7200rpm/16mb cache Some super combo drive Windows XP Home/Ubuntu NEC MultiSync LCD1970GX 
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Logitech cordless 610w PCP&C silencer TTArmor w/side fan G7 
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