Mid-Level PC

By Jamestown456
Jul 24, 2006
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  1. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    Case and CPU are fine. Without knowing more about the rest of your system or the actual PSU specs it's hard to comment. It *should* be fine, but chances are it's a cheap PSU.
  2. Jamestown456

    Jamestown456 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    these are the specs for the pc i read about under buying guides.

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 - $340 or the other processor
    DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra D - $125
    ATI Radeon X800 GTO 256MB - $175
    Samsung SyncMaster 940B - $375
    Audigy 2 Value - $35
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers - $50
    1GB PC 4000 DDR - $125
    Western Digital Caviar 250GB SE16 - $120
    16x/6x DL DVD±RW - $50
    Thermaltake VB1000SWS - $80
    Enermax EG465P (430w PSU) - $45
    Logitech MX700 Cordless combo - $65

    so now what you guys think?
  3. IBN

    IBN TechSpot Maniac Posts: 625

    Go for a Socket AM2 Based Processor and Motherboard and DDR2 RAM. You should find a similar price if not cheaper.
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    do you have any components that you can re-use from another computer?
  5. Jamestown456

    Jamestown456 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no sorry i gave it to my brother can we just forget about the stuff i posted and we work with a new set-up. thanks!
  6. BC727

    BC727 Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 - $340

    price dropped hard on those, that now costs 169.99 or 179.99 check newegg.com
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    Athlons are a good buy now, but I'm not sure you'll be better off with an X2 compared to the Conroe.

    Price wise at this Processor range, yeah, you'll probably be better off with the AMD because of the price of Conroe motherboards.
  8. Jamestown456

    Jamestown456 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    so can you hook me up with a config before i buy? the 1500 is w/o monitor
  9. Jamestown456

    Jamestown456 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    how about this:

    -Antec P180 case
    -Antec Phantom 500 (Silent 500w PSU)
    -Western Digital Raptor 150gb 16mb cache
    -AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2000MHz HT 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor
    -ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan with Heatsink
    -CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
    -ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
    -NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner
    -LITE-ON Black 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 1.5M Cache IDE CD Burner
    -eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
    -Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
    -AG Neovo CW-19 Black 19" 4ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 500:1 0.285mm Pixel Pitch



    anything else i need or anything i should add on?
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