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 03/08/2005 06:06 PM
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lancevo3
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i need a 500-550 dollar computer already build what can i do my other one just went out

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 03/08/2005 06:07 PM
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Silk_the_Absent1
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Do you have any components you will be migrating over?

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 03/08/2005 06:25 PM
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lancevo3
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nothing i need a whole need pre-built computer

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 03/08/2005 06:30 PM
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Silk_the_Absent1
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Ok, I'll get looking.

One question, why pre-built? It will be cheaper to buy the parts and build it.

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 03/08/2005 06:32 PM
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i could do parts off of newegg

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 03/08/2005 06:35 PM
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Silk_the_Absent1
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One more question, what will you be using it for?

-Adam

EDIT: Here's an idea to mull over:

MOBO $65:
http://www.newegg.com/app/View...esc....-123-225&depa=1' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...tion=13-123-225&depa=1

CPU $120:
http://www.newegg.com/app/View...esc....-103-452&depa=1' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...tion=19-103-452&depa=1

Video card $67:
http://www.newegg.com/app/View...esc....-125-141&depa=1' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...tion=14-125-141&depa=1

Memory $58:
http://www.newegg.com/app/View...esc....-145-026&depa=1' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...tion=20-145-026&depa=1

Hard drive $59:
http://www.newegg.com/app/View...esc....-145-049&depa=1' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...tion=22-145-049&depa=1

Case with GOOD PSU $79
http://www.newegg.com/app/View...esc....-202-002&depa=1' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...tion=11-202-002&depa=1

Grand total: $448 + Shipping.

At that price, you could double the memory or go with a 3000+ and stay within budget.

Beat that Kool

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 03/08/2005 06:55 PM
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the setup silk posted is pretty much the best you could get.... and yeah, if you game, get another 512MB RAM, but if you don't, you should get a 3000+... or use those spare $50 as an investment in the video department... if you game of course...

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 03/08/2005 07:36 PM
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Silk_the_Absent1
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Yeah, if you up the video budget to $120, you can get a 6200' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...tion=14-122-216&depa=1 or a 9600XT' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...tion=14-164-008&depa=1, and still stay within budget.

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 03/08/2005 07:40 PM
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Good job silk... *wipes off lips..
 03/08/2005 08:12 PM
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Silk_the_Absent1
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TBH, I would be proud to have that system, actually, I almost did. I was going to order that mobo and CPU originally in November, but I pulled and scrounged and went 939.

Still, that is still a mighty fine system, and definately beats pre-builts costing 2+ the cost.

BTW, I wouldn't skimp and get a different PSU, as that E-Power is a good unit.

-Adam
 03/08/2005 11:58 PM
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yea, go with that, do NOT go with a AXP, i thnk the A64 2800+ outperforms the AXP 3200+ in most things.....and the 3200+ is like $200

even the AXP 2800+ is like $5 more than the A64 2800+

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 03/09/2005 12:01 AM
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QUOTE (someone124 @ Mar 8 2005, 08:58 PM) yea, go with that, do NOT go with a AXP, i thnk the A64 2800+ outperforms the AXP 3200+ in most things.....and the 3200+ is like $200

even the AXP 2800+ is like $5 more than the A64 2800+
Yeah but the AXP 2800+ is so awesome. But I would up the video card, I game on 512 and it's like nothing, I know that 1gb would be better yeah but I think a better vid card would outweigh that.

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 03/09/2005 04:55 AM
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dont forget OS

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 03/09/2005 09:21 AM
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I was going on the assumption that he was going to carry the liscense over from his now defunct system, but if he needs a new one, stick with the first configuration I listed and get XP Home OEM.

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 03/09/2005 08:13 PM
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lost art of Blacksmithing
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Also, look at www.tigerdirect.com for complete pc's un $500 bucks. Or parts, what ever you need. Fast shipping, great custommer serves. Always have specials. Look and see

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MoBo: Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-K8NS Pro
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Memory: PNY DDR 512 MB
Vidio card: XFX GeForce FX 5700 LE
Power supply: Ultra / X-Connect / 500-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan
Hard Drive: 2 - Maxtor DiamondMax 10 160GB PATA133
 03/09/2005 08:30 PM
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I shopped at TD once. And that was once to many. For me, their customer service was terrible. The parts I purchased from them, I never received my rebates. After doing exactly what they had told me 4 times ! Then, after about 6 months, they refused to acknowlede that I had even placed an order there. Maybe it was just my experience, but I'll never even visit that website again.
 03/10/2005 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (misopeenut @ Mar 9 2005, 01:55 AM) dont forget OS
Hes putting Linux on it, duh.

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