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 Post subject: A new computer on a ((kinda)) budget..
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:39 am 
Little Foot
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Okay here's the thing, right now I'm working for my uncle at his computer warehouse right now ((they carry older stuff here)) and I'm working for a computer. I'm on a budget of $1500, but he says he has a bunch of bussiness parters that carry good stuff that he can get good prices on the high end stuff so that kind of helps but I'm not sure how much ((maybe 3/4 price or so?)).
Anyway, I've been looking around and I've decided to either go with this computer http://www.infotechnow.com/shopping/sys ... _ultra.asp ((with all the upgrades except....harddrive, wireless, monitor, scanner, and printer)) or the following parts....

149.99 - Mother Board - ABIT KV8-MAX3, Athlon 64 -

315.99 - CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3200+

293.97 - 1.5 Gb RAM - PC-3200 512 DDR samsung

418.00 - Vid Card - ATI Radeon X800 PRO AGP 8X 256MB DDR Retail

129.99 - Hard Drive - Western Digital 200GB IDE 7200rpm 8M (OEM)

49.99 - CDR/W DVR - forgot the type of reader...sorry

9.99 - Floppy Drive - Mitsumi 1.4 4MB Floppy Drive Black (OEM)

35.99 - LAN card - 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Adapter

172.99 - sound Card - Creative SB Audigy 2 Platinum (Retail) -

59.99 - Speakers - Logitech Z-640 5.1pcs Speakers

23.99 - Modem - Creative V.92 PCI Modem Blaster

299.98 - Case - Lian-Li Aluminum PC65USB Silver Case + Koolance INEX -
136.99 - OS - Microsoft Windows XP Pro (OEM) -

Any suggestions on what I should do ((this computer is for gaming))? Different parts, any other nice pre-built computer? Thanks in advance for any help.

 Post subject: Re: A new computer on a ((kinda)) budget..
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:58 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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KrazySpike wrote:
I'm on a budget of $1500

...but you spec'd out a $2100 system.

Although there's nothing wrong with what you described, I'd get an nForce 3 250Gb based motherboard (better overclocking, better management utils), a GeForce 6800 GT (slightly faster, SM3.0 support), 1GB of RAM (1.5GB is $100 wasted at this point), ditch the Audigy 2 PLatnuim (Useless for a gamer) for an Audigy 2 ZS and scrap the Lian Li/Water cooled setup altogether.

That should put you at or under budget.

Plus, I recommend Newegg if you don't have a preferred supplier, their proces are a bit lower than the ones you lsited.

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