Building Low budget Computer

By larryiam
Jun 12, 2008
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  1. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    wow my dad has a motorcycle. well ill consider that fan! thanks for your time Capitan its much appreciated!
  2. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    ok i just found out that tigerdirect went up on shipping! So that sucks right i was going to get my "new computer stuff" next week but i found a better deal
    CPU-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103214
    MOBO-Open box but all i need is the mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157125R
    RAM-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145566
    CPU COOLER-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125

    Oh and its free shipping on all of that! Horray! Tax is 13.22 and only 4 dollars more that at tigerdirect with S&H(on original idea).
    So what do you think?? Thanks!!
  3. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    Nice finds! Just note that the Mobo just comes with the Mobo itself, no accessories, just mobo and drivers.
  4. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    what bout the instruction book and cd?
  5. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    Yeah, It comes with instructions and drivers too. It wouldn't be practical if it was just the board and nothing else, not even a box lol.
  6. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    well that all i need then i have everything else. Hopefully!! lol as we kno......
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,392   +830

    Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts.........

    The manual and drivers for your board would/will be available for download anyway. The only thing you probably wouldn't be able to obtain might be the "value added" software. Sometimes that's for the best though, I mean really, who actually needs a 30 day free trial of Norton AV?
  8. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    i kno what your saying and i agree captian!
  9. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    lol the only time I would ever use a free trial of Norton is if I knew my pc would die after 30 days. :p
  10. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    then maybe but just maybe! lol
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    The one thing I would miss with an Open Box motherboard would be the I/O shield. Maybe it will come with one but like they say, there's no guarantee. You don't absolutely have to have one but it gives the PC an unfinished look. You can sometimes get them from the motherboard maker but it will take time and since you have to remove the motherboard to install it, it's inconvenient. My 2 cents.

    edit for spelling error.
     
  12. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    what is a I/O shield?
  13. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    It's the little panel on the back of the pc that keeps the connectors from being completely exposed. It also has little pictures showing you where to connect things. (Like the little mouse picture on the mouse port.
  14. larryiam

    larryiam Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 577

    oh well i don't have one of them now. so im not missing nothing. lol Thanks for telling me!!


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