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post #1 of 8
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Hey i was thinkin about trying to put together a cheap rig just for folding and maybe running a CS:S server or somethin. this is what ive got so far, and keep in mind im trying to keep the price down as much as possible, does this look good to you guys?

CPU+Mobo- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...MBM-P4M800-340
Case- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=B452-1124
Memory- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227037
Harddrive- ebay
optical- i think ive got one but ill have to check

the total for the stuff im sure about is $150 so im thinkin that leaves me atleast $50 for a hd and maybe an optical which isnt too much of a problem.

I realize i wouldnt be able to to oc this system much, but thats fine
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 550 3.4GHz Intel ATI x800se 128mb 1GB DDR2 533, 1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor 80GB x 2 Windows XP SP2 Dell 17' LCD Logitech G15 
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Dell stock Logitech MX518 
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Intel P4 550 3.4GHz Intel ATI x800se 128mb 1GB DDR2 533, 1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor 80GB x 2 Windows XP SP2 Dell 17' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Dell stock Logitech MX518 
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post #2 of 8
I didn't realize you could get a mobo and cpu together that cheap. I might have to take advantage of that deal and build another for folding also. I don't know too much about computers, my first build was about a month ago. I read that for building folders we can boot from an external hard drive so then we may not have to buy one? Would that board need any video card if we're just running a text version of folding? I think you can go even cheaper on the case, but then you'll get some flimsy junk that's probably hard to set up.

edit: Just realized that the case was probably a little more because it includes a PSU. duh
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Asus P5WD2 Windows x64 17" Samsung 712N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK500 Rosewill RP500 Cooler Master Praetorian Dell optical 
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Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Asus P5WD2 Windows x64 17" Samsung 712N 
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Rosewill RK500 Rosewill RP500 Cooler Master Praetorian Dell optical 
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post #3 of 8
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well im probably gonna be running a cs:s server on it too, so id need a harddrive. yea there is a way to have multiple computers without hds to boot from a server, but then you have to have another computer to be a server so youd probably just be better off getting a hd. actually you just run a live cd version of linux that includes a folding utility so you dont have to get a hd. and no, you dont have to have a video card because the mobo has integrated graphics, which is fine as long as your not planning on doing any gaming.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 550 3.4GHz Intel ATI x800se 128mb 1GB DDR2 533, 1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor 80GB x 2 Windows XP SP2 Dell 17' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Dell stock Logitech MX518 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 550 3.4GHz Intel ATI x800se 128mb 1GB DDR2 533, 1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor 80GB x 2 Windows XP SP2 Dell 17' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Dell stock Logitech MX518 
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post #4 of 8
ive been trying to GIVE away my 2.0 and intel motherboard(not literally give away, but dirt cheap) and no one seems to want it. either of you want it for 85 bucks?(mobo/cpu, can add 512 ram for 35 more) its rdram
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Pentium D pressler 920 asus p5ld2 win XP nec 17in. lcd 
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wavey Antec truepower 2 550w thermaltake soprano wireless tracball 
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Pentium D pressler 920 asus p5ld2 win XP nec 17in. lcd 
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wavey Antec truepower 2 550w thermaltake soprano wireless tracball 
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post #5 of 8
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i just found this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1697071

which do you think is a better deal?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 550 3.4GHz Intel ATI x800se 128mb 1GB DDR2 533, 1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor 80GB x 2 Windows XP SP2 Dell 17' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Dell stock Logitech MX518 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 550 3.4GHz Intel ATI x800se 128mb 1GB DDR2 533, 1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor 80GB x 2 Windows XP SP2 Dell 17' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Dell stock Logitech MX518 
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Mental
i just found this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1697071

which do you think is a better deal?
For a budget system, that's a nice combo. I've had some issues with Tiger in the past, though, and one of my coworker has had horrible luck with rebates through them.
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Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
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Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
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Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
do you think it would be better to get the barebones combo or the mobo+cpu combo and the other stuff seperately?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 550 3.4GHz Intel ATI x800se 128mb 1GB DDR2 533, 1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor 80GB x 2 Windows XP SP2 Dell 17' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Dell stock Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P4 550 3.4GHz Intel ATI x800se 128mb 1GB DDR2 533, 1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor 80GB x 2 Windows XP SP2 Dell 17' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Dell stock Logitech MX518 
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post #8 of 8
Of those two choices, I'd go with the barebones.
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(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
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(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
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