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DELL RULZ!!!

....Now that I have your attention (gee I hope this thread doesn't get locked), I am planning to build a computer and spend around $1500-1600 (but more in the range of $1500). Anyway so far this is what I've got:

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2GHz ($231)
Corsair Value Select PC3200 DDR400 Kit 2x512MB ($107)
Maxtor 200GB SATA/150 ($96)
Sony DW-Q28A ($44)
Asus A8V-E SE Socket 939 VIA K8T890 ($91)
Asus EAX800/2DTV Radeon X800 256MB PCI-e ($219)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS OEM ($67)
Kingwin MTX425SW Mutant X Mid Tower Case ($72)
BenQ FP91G+ ($363)
Logitech X-530 ($61)
Microsoft Windows XP Home ($100)
Logitech Office Pro Black Keyboard OEM ($11)
Logitech USB / PS2 Wheel Mouse Optical ($10)

GRAND TOTAL: $1472

Now the total is well within my price range, but i've got about an extra $150 left over, so what should it be spent on upgrading in this package?

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hmmm

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i would get a junker processor...amd athlon 3000 or 3200 to reduce cost

get a hard drive from a different maker such as seagate or western digital
get a different mobo one dat is nforce 4
get a different gfx card as current ati cards lack sm3 and fp32 suggest getting vanilla 6800 or 6600gt to meet ur budget

r u planning to use the heatsink/fan dat comes with the cpu? would recommend against that and buying a good heatsink and fan. also add in a tube of artic silver thermal paste

hmm i also dont find a reason you might need the sound blaster audigy

and stop trying to lure people with ur out of place titles...


hmm where are u buying these parts from as the prices seems kinda high....

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(NT) (NT) a new PSU (antec, ocz, enermax)

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a new PSU (antec, ocz, enermax)

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The only thing missing in your specs was the PSU size. Make sure you get a GOOD 450w PSU.
Also most just say "Need help with a PC buld" and will lots of help. John

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and you're gonna...

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run all this good stuff with XP Home??? Get Pro (OEM)$140. at TigerDirect and elsewhere.

and life goes on...

Jack

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(NT) (NT) and THIS IS A DOUBLE POST THAT WAS LOCKED !!

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(NT) (NT) cause he said "sex" in the title? i don't blame him :p

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Yeah don't blame me...

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...I didn't think it would cause such a fuss. Well in any case is it necessary for me to upgrade to windows pro? And i'm thinking I might upgrade the video card to a 6800 or more likely a 6600 gt. Thanks for the help guys, if you've got any other suggestions then keep em coming cause it's gonna be another week or so before I finalize my decision. Oh and i'm getting the parts from Canada Computers, the prices might be off by a bit cause I had to convert them from canadian prices to american for all you americans.

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Dude!

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You should be in marketing!

Wink JDM

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