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Hey guys

I just need some suggestions on this build for my mum. This build is for my folks buisness so its nothing highend. So anyway can i get suggestions on this build that ive conjured up.

Thanks in advance.

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[B]Antec NSK4480B Solution Series ATX MiniTower, EarthWatts 380W Power Supply, Drive Bays: 3x5.25" & 2x3.5" External, 3x3.5" Internal, 2 x USB, Black /B] - $109.60

Lite-On Super All Write DVD Burner, 20x DVD+/-R Burn, 16x DVD+/-R Read, 8x DVD+/-R Dual Layer, Black - $32

Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core E2180, 2.00GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Socket LGA775, Allendale - $86.10

Samsung SpinPoint HD161HJ, 160GB, SATA II, 8MB Cache, 7200RPM, 8.9ms Read, 3-year Warranty - $53.20

Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L, LGA775, Intel 945GC, 1333(OC)/1066MHz FSB, Dual DDR2-667, PCI-E x16, SATAII, GMA950 VGA, Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, Micro ATX -$69.90

Patriot Signature DDR2 2GB(2 x 1GB) PC-5300 667MHz CL5 Non-ECC Unb. 240-Pin DIMMS Kit, RoHS - $62.40

Microsoft Windows XP Home with SP3, OEM, Single pack, CD - $114.70

MSI ATI HD 3450, 256MB 64-bit DDR2, DVI, HDTV, HDCP, TV Out, VGA, CrossFire Ready, PCIe2.0 - $52.60

Grand Total = $580.50
With Shipping = $603.44

P.S. She requires XP because her buisness needs it and she is use to it, she doesnt have the time to learn vista for now.

EDIT: Forgot to mention prices are in AUD
Edited by loony - 7/5/08 at 4:40pm
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Looks like a great little build, however, have you looked into a gigabyte board like the DS3-L? They are cheaper and perform incredibly!

I dont know if you can purchase from newegg, but here's a link to the board I'm talking about.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128337
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post #3 of 17
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Seems like a great board, ill have a look on mwave but i have one question if i use 667mhz ram in the 800mhz slot will it work? I just realised that now.

EDIT: That Board is a bit pricey for what it will be used for. Its costs $135 here.
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DFI Blood Iron may be worth looking at as well. Great budget board with a great chipset

And for the RAM, it depends on the board to be honest. Like for example, my board doesn't allow you to underclock RAM for some reason, don't ask me why. It is done in rations. However most Asus boards allow you to manually set RAM frequencies rather than on ratios.

You are better off deciding on a board and posting a thread asking for some people to take screenies of the BIOS for you.

EDIT: RAM is cheap as chips now anyways, why not pick up some PC6400? It won't set you back much more than the 667's
Edited by IcedEarth - 7/5/08 at 4:11pm
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Hmm i found the Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L, it seems to better then ASUS for cheaper
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Since it's just for business and not high end overclocking or gaming. You can save a few bucks 2 ways.

1. Get the GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L - It has the onboard video. It's all they'll need.

2. Buy a case with a power supply included. I'm sure you can get a nice one for less than the $161.20 you are paying for the 2 of them.

Just my 2 cents worth
    
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Yeah im getting the gigabyte instead, but I dont know what type of onboard video it has. Mwave doesnt say if it is S3 or nVidia or ATI or Intel
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Originally Posted by loony View Post
Yeah im getting the gigabyte instead, but I dont know what type of onboard video it has. Mwave doesnt say if it is S3 or nVidia or ATI or Intel
According to Newegg it's Intel GMA 3100. I have a similar board and the video is perfect.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128078

And there's tons of cases that include the power supply. You can save at least 50 to 80 bucks on that combo.
    
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Gigabyte DS3L + Corsair 550 PSU,
     
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