Building a computer help
Posted 22 August 2004 - 07:47 PM
Posted 22 August 2004 - 07:54 PM
Geeks to Go Admin Team
Posted 22 August 2004 - 08:19 PM
i would go with
amd (either the 3000+ or the 3200) and then you can overclock it
atleast 512 or 1 gig ddr
80-160 gig hd
that you can get for about 450- and that leaves the motherboard which is up to you and what you want it can range from 50 to 150 or more
do you have any parts specificly in mind?
Posted 22 August 2004 - 09:44 PM
Here's some parts I'd recommend...
AMD 2500+ mobile CPU (overclock to 3200+)
Abit nForce2 motherboard (stable, great overclocker)
CPU Cooler (quiet and cool)
Video cards going to be a tough call within your budget, maybe an ATI9600
512MB DDR PC-3200
80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
You'll need some decent speakers if you don't have any.
Mid Tower Case with 350W Power Supply
Should fit your budget.
Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:19 AM
Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:31 AM
Here is the link for the case- http://www.newegg.co...-124-064&depa=1.
A link for a cd/rw drive that matches the case-http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=27-120-152&DEPA=0.
The link for the keyboard and mouse-http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=23-165-007&DEPA=0
Here is the speakers-
There are the parts i am looking at. As you can tell, i'm a newbie Thanks
Posted 23 August 2004 - 08:49 PM
Just gonna pass along a bit of info I got from admin, but you may want to buy a case that comes without a power supply and then find a power supply at Best Buy or somewhere that sells name brand power supply's. I guess some of them that come with the cases are junk and/or unreliable. Just thought I'd mention this so Blair didn't have to repeat himself Besides...I don't mind helping a friend anyway.
Can't help with much else cause I just went through the same thing...
Posted 23 August 2004 - 09:08 PM
Posted 28 August 2004 - 10:35 AM
Your 600 dollar budget was the same one i had. For under 600 ( thats including shipping BUT i already had a vid card and monitor )
the vid card i have is an ATI 9000Pro 128 mb, 2 years old, runs fine.
about 4 months ago i got an AMD XP 2600+, 1 gig of DDR 3200 ram, 120 gig HDD, 3 piece speaker set, case w/ handle on top, side window, some lights, and a 400 wat power supply. Optical mouse, quite key board, 52x CDRW, 52X CDrom, floppy, no operating system ) came built already. Awsome for a staring gamer PC.
For a 600 dollar budget, i dont think thats a bad deal. And this all came in exactly 7 days.
About 2 weeks ago i ordered this pc.
P4 3.4 w/ hyperthreading, 2 gigs DDR 3200 ram, 80 gig HDD, 128 MB Geforce vid card, crappy speakers, no monitor, no keyboard, no mouse, 52X CDRW drive, 52x CDrom, floppy, case with side window, lights, and a 480w power supply. Comes built. Its a pretty bad [bleep] PC.
Like i said im not sure if those are awsome prices, but great service...if they find something is incompatable and they didnt mention it on there site, they call you! and give you the upgrade for free...no 1800 number but pretty friendly tech support.
Posted 29 August 2004 - 10:11 AM
Posted 29 August 2004 - 02:13 PM
i would use the amd 3000 and overclock it- 512 ddr- dvd-rw, case, mobo (ur decision), video card...the works for about 500 and that would be an awesoome machine
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