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Working on a New Computer Need Some Advice!

By Fight2Win
Jun 14, 2005
  1. Heres what i got:
    Budget: 800$ max would like 700$
    When do i plan on getting it: Mid-August or Later

    This what i found so far at a price tag of 665.37$

    Barebone Kit:
    Soyo Case
    ECS N2U400- A Nvidia Socket A Atx Motherboard
    Amd Sempron 2800+ Socket A Processor
    Ultra Copper Base Cooling Fan up to Xp 3000+
    Ultra 512mb PC3200 DDR400MHZ Memory
    Soyo Ps/2 Silver and Black Multimedia Keyboard
    Ps/2 And Usb Mouse(Black)
    Soyo 400Watt Power Supply
    Price Tag: 199.99

    Seperate:
    Video Card- XFX GeForce FX5500/ 256mb DDR/ AGP 8x/ VGA/ DVI/ TV Out
    60.00
    -My current card is Geforce 4 Ti4200 128 mb

    Hard Drive:
    Seagate/160 GB/ 7200 Rpm/ 8mb Buffer/ ATA-100/ EIDE/ Hardrive(retail package)
    130.00- 99.00 after rebates

    Shipping and Handling X Equipment
    = 665.37 w/o Rebates
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I don't understand your math, I get $390 from the stuff you list below, unless you forgot to list something.

    Do you include xp in the price? How about a monitor and key/mouse, are they needed in that price as well?

    Here's a rig, I recommended not too long ago. It's all from tigerdirect, but if you look around you'll get the stuff cheaper at other places, like newegg, zzf, etc.

    Mobo: $89.99
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1366536&CatId=1569

    Cpu: $147.99
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1366603&Tab=2&NoMapp=0

    Ram: $91.99
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=669365&Tab=2&NoMapp=0

    Video: $179.99(-$30) (since it's a pci-e mobo, you'd need pci-e cards)
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1351110&CatId=0
    -OR-
    Video: $234.99
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1229514&CatId=0

    Case: $49.99
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=935378&CatId=0

    PSU: $64.99
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1407918&CatId=0

    Total:$627-682
     
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    ecs makes a pretty crappy product, excepting thier not-too-bad k7s5a pro

    go with a better motherobard, and a better power supply (raidmax, thermaltake, or antec). i recommend the gigabyte ga-7n400 pro, from experience.
     
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