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#25922 - 10/02/04 10:13 PM what to buy
crasy Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 48
Loc: here
i was woundering if any one can help me to build a gaming pc for a cheap price this what i have so far can any one help me shrink the cost but not by a lot
the mother board 77.00
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=13-186-002&DEPA=0

the case and power suplie 35.25
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=DIA-3&cat=CAS

the memorynote get 2 of them 74.00 +74.00
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=property&DEPA=1

thecdrw 24.50
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-SW-252S-DO-R&cat=CDW

the cd 8.25
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SC-148-BLK&cat=CDR

the thermal greese .95
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=TG-ST700&cat=FAN

the dvd drive 21.00
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SD-616-BLK-R&cat=DVD

the floppy 8.25
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=D359M3

the security 17.95
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=KW-101

the vga card 169.99
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/ATI-Radeon--All-In-Wo...rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

the sound card 29.99
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=286625&pfp=BROWSE

windows xp pro

cpu p4 ht 3.0 175.00
http://tomshardware.bizrate.com/marketplace/product_info/...03,prod_id--11453337 .html

network card and router 54.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/...?EdpNo=81237&Sku=U13-4114

the dvd burner 49.59
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/...sp?EdpNo=709379&CatId=482

the cpu cooler fan 29.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/...sp?EdpNo=685519&CatId=795
i already have a maxator 250gb hardrive and i have a logitech wierless mx duo
i have speakers and a printer and i have a lot of games
the only reason i am doing this it so i wont have to shar a pc with my faminly so any ideas on what i should buy more or if i can find a part cheaper any where or if i should change any parts i have chosen to different ones

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#25923 - 10/02/04 11:34 PM Re: what to buy
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If you want a DVD+R BestBuy has one (8x write, some they have are 5x write) for around $69 after rebate ($89 before). I mention this as you claim yours is $49.59 but tiger sais $89.99 (plus shipping you're lookin upwards to $120 dependant on what you choose).

As for the mobo/proc, I'm going with a soyo board for my machine with an AMD Athlon XP 3200+ proc, equals a bit cheaper than what you're goin at...
Mobo $114
Proc $107

for cases however, with my beast I'm wiggering together, I'm going with the Aspire Super-X Alien
mmm, goodness...
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#25924 - 10/02/04 11:35 PM Re: what to buy
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Oh, also; last i bought from tigerdirect shipping was atrocious, you should really look for a differant retailer.
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#25925 - 10/09/04 09:32 PM Re: what to buy
crasy Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
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update on what i am geting do u guys know how i can find cheaper stuff so i wont go broke i have only 700 dallors and my mom will pay shiping but here is what i want but if any one knows how i can get a great gaming pc that is fast than give me ideas here is what i have so far

cpu p4 3.0 478 160.00
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P43000E478-N&cat=CPU

the mother board 53.00
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P4R533-N&cat=MBB


ram 512x2 80.00
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=512DDR3200-N&cat=RAM


the case and power suplie 35.25
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=DIA-3&cat=CAS


thecdrw 24.50
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-SW-252S-DO-R&cat=CDW

the cd 8.25
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SC-148-BLK&cat=CDR

the thermal greese .95
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=TG-ST700&cat=FAN

the dvd drive 21.00
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SD-616-BLK-R&cat=DVD

the floppy 8.25
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=D359M3

the security 17.95
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=KW-101


the vga card 169.99
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/ATI-Radeon--All-In-Wo...rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

the sound card 29.99
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=286625&pfp=BROWSE

windows xp pro 80
http://www.oem-software.biz/?page=&pid=8996&add=xppro2002&cart=

network card and router 54.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/...?EdpNo=81237&Sku=U13-4114

the dvd burner 61.00
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=DD1205-BULK-N&cat=DVD

the cpu cooler fan 29.95
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ACFA-IAP4&cat=FAN

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#25926 - 10/09/04 09:33 PM Re: what to buy
crasy Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 48
Loc: here
hea gizmo should i build a computer or just buy one made for 500 and than upgrad that what whould u do

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#25927 - 10/10/04 05:52 AM Re: what to buy
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I'd build my own (as I'm doing)...

I'm goin with a Soyo Mobo, AMD Athlon XP Proc (3200+) and then slowly upgrading the ram (up to 4GB, as the 1GB sticks I found are $320 each).
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#25928 - 10/11/04 03:57 AM Re: what to buy
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Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 955
Loc: Merrill, IA, USA
/me will be waiting for that FX-53 to come down in price a little

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#25929 - 10/11/04 04:03 AM Re: what to buy
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man, imho the 64 bit's are worthless at moment
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#25930 - 10/11/04 04:34 AM Re: what to buy
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Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 955
Loc: Merrill, IA, USA
Anandtech Benchmarks

Here is a quote also from another Anandtech article that you gamers might find interest in

Quote:

AMD owners have much more of a reason to rejoice: the Athlon 64 runs Doom perfectly. It's almost as if the game was built to run best on an Athlon 64; maybe AMD should invest some marketing dollars in their own "The way it's meant to be played" campaign. And to make things even better, you don't even have to have the fastest Athlon 64 to get great performance, even the meager 3000+ manages to offer performance equal to that of Intel's Extreme Edition Pentium 4 at a much lower cost. The key to AMD's success is the on-die memory controller; with lower latency memory accesses than the competing Intel solutions, Doom 3 sees system memory as one big cache and drives performance up considerably. It is also the on-die memory controller that makes cache size less of an issue on the Athlon 64, while too small of a cache seems to make or break performance with the Pentium 4.
Don't feel like looking up much more. I wouldn't say they are worthless, course you can have your own opinion. I would say the price is not worth the benefit for the FX-53. But the lower end of the 64s do show enough of a performance benefit to warrant paying a little more money for a 64 than a 32, even using a price/performance ratio.

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#25931 - 10/20/04 03:23 AM Re: what to buy
crasy Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 48
Loc: here
i have a question
when i whent to compuvest.com to see how much win xp pro cost it was 48.00 because i am a student do you think this is ajoke or should i realy see if it realy is only 48.00

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#25932 - 10/20/04 03:45 AM Re: what to buy
Spyrios Offline
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Registered: 03/15/04
Posts: 419
Loc: VA
It's probably not a joke, there are student versions of software that are pretty cheap. I'm not sure what the dfferences are. Microsoft estimates that the upgrade student version should cost about $100. I have been researching this and if there is any difference between them i can't find it. You can also get Office 2003 student and teacher edition for $129.
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#25933 - 10/20/04 04:58 AM Re: what to buy
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Most companies have student versions that are about $100 off; the catch, you must have a student ID card heh
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