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"Hey everyone! I have a friend who only has a 800MHz computer. He doesn't have any consoles, and it on a really, really tight budget."

"I am Canadian (that means NO EGG), and I only have about $500 of our colorful dollars to work with."

"Here's what I have so far, but let me know what you think please!"

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Cooler Master Elite 330 Mid Tower Case w/350W PS

LG Black SATA DVD-Writer
20xDVD+R/-R 8x DVD+RW/6x DVD-RW 12xDVD+/-R9 Dual Layer 48x CD-R 32xCD-RW OEM


Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 - 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache

Seagate Barracuda - 7200.10 - 250GB SATA2 - 16MB Cache Hard Drive

Crucial Rendition 1GB DDR2 667 - X2 - 2GB in Total

Asrock Intel 945GC A2 + ICH7 Chipset - Dual-Channel DDR2 667 - 1333Mhz FSB Micro ATX

Galaxy GeForce 9600GT - 512MB DDR3


Total = $448.92 After $50 Mail-In Rebate

Recommended PSU Wattage: 296W

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gillos View Post

"I am Canadian (that means NO EGG), and I only have about $500 of our colorful dollars to work with."


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You're Canadian! Our favourite way of spelling colour is with a u!
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You're Canadian! Our favourite way of spelling colour is with a u!
Dayum.

Anyways, yeah that's a great budget computer.
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hahaha that made me laugh
    
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Upgrade the PSU and maybe get a DS3L motherboard, and you'll be flying
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"Well I use the spell check (almost without thinking). So whenever I put colour I get that annoying red dotted line under the word. So 'Yiipiii Yeeehaaawww!' let's just call it fitting in, shall we?"

"When in the U.S.A do as the U.S Americans do!"

"From sea to shining sea!"

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hahaha that made me laugh
I try..
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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r View Post
Upgrade the PSU and maybe get a DS3L motherboard, and you'll be flying
"I was really hoping no one would say anything about the PSU, I even put a the PSU Calculator's recommended wattage. I figure a case from Coolermaster (which is a respected brand) would have an alright PSU."

"As for the Motherboard I thought that since it was a 1333MHz FSB capable Mobo it wouldn't have a problem overclocking this 800MHz FSB processor."

"This is the nicest priced DS3L I could find on Canada Computers."
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Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L Intel P31 - Support 1333Mhz FSB

"It is 33 Dollars more expensive. This is a shoe string budget as it is. Actually it isn't even a shoe sting, more like those little strings that are always pulling of of your jeans. That's how stringy my budget is. Where can I take that $33 from in order to afford that Mobo? And don't say the graphics card! Heh heh heh."

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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2&promoid=1046

try this barebone kit from ncix had a friend who build a rig off that.
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