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Hi, I'm currently in the market for a $400 system that i'm building for my brother. I only need..<br><br>
-Processor<br>
-Motherboard<br>
-Video Card<br>
-RAM<br>
-Case<br>
-PSU<br><br>
*I have a 400w PSU from Raidmax 668 case that I bought couple months ago but I wasnt sure if that PSU is any good in quality... whacha think?*<br><br>
*by the way, I will be running PATA HDD as the primary and IDE DVD Drive... these two I already have*<br><br>
This computer will mainly be used for internet, word processing, and light gaming such as World of Warcraft.<br><br>
Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
 

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i would look at a dell or something to be fair instead of putting one together with that budget
 

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So, here's what I've got so far.<br><br>
Mobo: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813138248" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813138248</a><br>
CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103023" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819103023</a><br>
RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820220037" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220037</a><br>
PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817709011" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709011</a><br>
Video Card: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814150128" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150128</a><br>
Case: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119068" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068</a><br><br>
Not very upgradeable, but it'll serve it's purpose. Total price before shipping is $346.95<br><br>
I'll see if I can make a Socket 939 build for that price, but no promises.
 

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OK, this is much better than the last build, IMHO.<br><br>
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128268" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813128268</a><br>
CPU: 3200+ Venice: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103535" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819103535</a><br>
RAM: 2 x 512 Patriot: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820220037" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220037</a><br>
PSU: Sunbeam 580W: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817709011" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709011</a><br>
Video Card: Sapphire x1600XT: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102657R" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102657R</a><br>
Case: Rosewill (trust me, they're decent): <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811147045" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147045</a><br><br>
Total Price before shipping: $385.44 Much better build for not much more money. It's probably be on par with my system performance wise, honestly.
 

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yea that psu isn't the best, but you could use it as a temp untill you can upgrade to another one. emailed ya
 

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-Processor $68<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819104313" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104313</a><br>
or preferably the Orleans 3200+ (out of stock atm) @ $90<br>
-Motherboard $73<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138028" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138028</a><br>
-RAM<br>
Giel 1x 1G DDR2 667 ... allows for dubble up later. $105<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820144038" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144038</a><br>
-Case<br>
-PSU<br>
Antec NKS4400 w/380 TP PS 2x16a 12+v rails $70<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129012" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129012</a><br><br>
-Video Card<br>
That is a tough one... something around $100 puts you slightly over and not including S&H<br>
Possible cohsideration from $90-100<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121008R" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121008R</a><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103176R" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814103176R</a><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150152" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150152</a><br><br>
If that PS has 24a or more total on the 12+v rail(s) it should do the job, then you can get a less expensive case and a better vid card.
 

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Duke, you sly dog, you went AM2....
 

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Processor: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116001" target="_blank">Intel Pentium D 805</a><br>
Motherboard: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157096" target="_blank">ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2</a><br>
RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820161662" target="_blank">Wintec AMPX DDR2-667 CL4</a><br>
Case: <a href="http://www.svc.com/cs-1251-b.html" target="_blank">Enermax Case w/Side window</a><br>
Video Card: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133154" target="_blank">NVidia GeForce 6600</a><br>
PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817174023" target="_blank">Hipro 500W</a><br><br><br>
That is a little over $400, and is probably the best build, but the video might be lacking a bit
 

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Well aren't YOU pompous... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Here's my sugestion:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116001" target="_blank">Intel Pentium D 805- 95$</a><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135007" target="_blank">ECS 945PL- 68$</a><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814122008" target="_blank">7300GT-83.99$</a><br><a href="http://http//www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820121019" target="_blank">1GB RAm Aenon-67.99$</a><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811164040" target="_blank">Linkworld case-24.99$</a><br><br>
Total:466.97$ plus shipping.<br>
And you have one of the best budget overclocking rigs that can be made.<br>
D805 overclocks to 3.6ghz easy.<br>
And 7300GT will get to 7600GT speeds also pretty easy.
 

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I can do a 939 to if he likes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br>
just change CPU, RAM and MB too<br>
Biostar T Force 6100-939 $70 (NIS ATM)<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138264" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264</a><br>
or<br>
The T Force SLI on sale with a very good MIR price after MIR $80<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138272" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138272</a><br>
CPU options lowest cost to highest.<br>
3200+ Venny $70<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=2010340343+50001028+1051707439&Subcategory=343&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=</a><br>
3700+ for $93<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103622" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103622</a><br>
RAM...<br>
1 x 1G DDR400 Cas 2.5 $109<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820609049" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609049</a>
 

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I think AMD is the way to go for the $400 price range since all the intel processors are pretty pricey. Anyways, I'm stuck between AM2 or 939. which is better?
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>nitewolfgtr</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi, I'm currently in the market for a $400 system that i'm building for my brother. I only need..<br><br>
-Processor<br>
-Motherboard<br>
-Video Card<br>
-RAM<br>
-Case<br>
-PSU<br><br>
*I have a 400w PSU from Raidmax 668 case that I bought couple months ago but I wasnt sure if that PSU is any good in quality... whacha think?*<br><br>
*by the way, I will be running PATA HDD as the primary and IDE DVD Drive... these two I already have*<br><br>
This computer will mainly be used for internet, word processing, and light gaming such as World of Warcraft.<br><br>
Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!</div>
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Here: 80$ after rebate. Ram is another 100$. No keyboard/mouse/CDrom??<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16856121001" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856121001</a>
 

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going am2 right now is for the sole purpose of upgrading in the future. if your getting a 400 dollar computer now go 939. AM2 is trying to futrue proof ( quad core nonsense and yes i say nonsense )
 

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BigPoppa, when you own a dual core you will see how amazing it is over a single core, I cant even imagine what Quad-core will be like. It's hardly nonsense.<br><br>
I'd go with the AM2 definatly, S939 is old technology so why put money into it?
 

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I actually just built the system in my signature for $400. I bought only the parts you're looking for. My 512MB of ram and the video card aren't too great, but the processor, mobo, case and PSU are (Antec SLK 1650B). You could definitely build a cheap and good system around an ASUS A8N-E board and a Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego like I did.<br><br>
Edit - current newegg prices (cheaper than when I bought them)<br><br>
Athlon 64 3700+ boxed - $93<br>
ASUS A8N-E motherboard - $79<br>
Antec SLK 1650B case with Antec smart power PSU - 65$<br><br>
this leaves you $163 left over to pick some good RAM and whatever video card you can afford and you're in business
 

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I have another question. Which of these two processor would be better as a all around performer.<br><br>
AMD Athlon 64 San Diego 3700+ 2.2Ghz Single-Core $93.00<br>
or<br>
Intel Pentium D 805 2.66Ghz Dual-Core: $95.00
 

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If you overclock it, either of those chips will blaze through things with ease. However, not sure if the fact that the 805 is Dual Core could make up for the 3 GHz that's possible on a good 3700.<br><br>
4 GHz (potentially) Dual Core Intel<br><br>
or<br><br>
3 GHz (again, potentially) Single Core AMD...<br><br><br>
Really not sure which would win that battle, wait for someone with more experience.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have another question. Which of these two processor would be better as a all around performer.<br><br>
AMD Athlon 64 San Diego 3700+ 2.2Ghz Single-Core $93.00<br>
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Intel Pentium D 805 2.66Ghz Dual-Core: $95.00</div>
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Research the MB well if you go with an 805 or you won't be OCing very well!
 
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