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bigdave

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What do you think of this spec for the price of a computer I wanna purchase? No moniter, keyboard or mouse included and it comes unassembled. I'll build it myself no hassle.

Also could you tell me which is better all round:

Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0GHz Socket LGA775 with 2MB Cache or an AMD (not sure which one) equivalent?

Spec. of my potential new PC:

PC Kit - Intel P4 3.0GHz - 512MB RAM, DVD±R/RW, 80GB SATA


Components included:

Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0GHz Socket LGA775, 2MB, EM64T, BOXED w/fan

MSI 915P Combo FR, I915P, Socket-775 SATA, ATX, GbLAN, DDR/DDR2, PCI-Ex16

Samsung SpinPoint P80S 80GB SATA 8MB 7200RPM

MSI GeForce 6200 TurboCache PCI-Express supports 256MB,Tv-Out, DVI, Retail

Samsung Original DDR2 PC4300 256MB CL4 512Mbit chip,Single side, 533MHz, 240pin

Samsung Original DDR2 PC4300 256MB CL4 512Mbit chip,Single side, 533MHz, 240pin

Cooler Master Centurion Case Black Aluminium (Without PSU)

Fortron/Source Powersupply ATX 350W rev2 120mm, SATA, 24pin

MSI DVD recorder DR16-B2 IDE Retail black, 16x16x4x40x, 2Mb, Retail


Your price: €635.00 (or $817.435).

URL: http://www.komplett....=112673&cks=PRL

Edited by bigdave, 29 April 2005 - 06:30 PM.

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audioboy

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For the most part, you look pretty good there. my only suggestions would be-
1- go with a bigger, and name brand power supply. cheapo supplies can not always deliver rated power, and can die out quicker.

2- consider going with a GB of ram, two 512 sticks. alternately, if the mobo has 4 RAM slots, you could add two more 256 sticks later.

3- for the DVDR, an 8mg buffer would be better. not critical though. also see if you can find info on its buss speed. UDMA 66 is much better than UDMA 33.

if you want info on AMD, just say so, the AMD guys will be happy to offer input. soxrock, doby, I know you want to :tazz:
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bigdave

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Thanks for the help. Can anyone who knows a lot about RAM answer this for me too?

My mainboard has the following RAM Slots.

2 ( 2 ) x memory - DIMM 184-PIN
2 ( 2 ) x memory - DIMM 240-pin

My RAM consistis of two sticks of:

Samsung Original DDR2 PC4300 256MB CL4 512Mbit chip,Single side, 533MHz, 240pin

That would take up the 2 x 240-pin slots. Can the 184-PIN slots accept 2 more of that Samsung 240-pin RAM or will I have to look elseware for RAM of 184-PIN?

Edited by bigdave, 30 April 2005 - 11:47 AM.

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first i don't think that you are getting a deal at that price. You could get a computer with those specs for the same price prebuilt. You can build that computer for about $500 with some better stuff if you go to newegg.com but putting that aside yes you would need to get 184 pin ram :tazz:
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