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I am planning on building a computer, this a good deal? y/n

  • gbratboy1
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Post 3+ Months Ago

CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)

NEC Beige IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3520A BG - OEM
Model #: ND-3520A BG
$38.00

ATX Computer Cases


Antec Solution SLK2650-BQE Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: SLK2650-BQE
$69.00

Internal Hard Drives

Update SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP1213C 120GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: SP1213C
00 $78.00

AMD-compatible Motherboards

Update MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: K8N NEO4 Platinum
$128.00

Video Cards & Related Devices

Update ATI RADEON 9800PRO 128M Radeon 9800PRO 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: RADEON 9800PRO 128M
$139.00

Memory - System

Update GeIL Value 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory With Extreme Performance Heat Spreader Model GE512PC3200B - OEM
Model #: GE512PC3200B
$97.82

Processors


Update AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Newcastle 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3000AXBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3000AXBOX
$146.00


Subtotal: $695.82
Shipping
Zip Code: GO FedEx Standard Overnight -- $60.93 FedEx 2Day -- $48.33 FedEx Express Saver -- $38.13
Shipping: $38.13

P.S. I edited out all the bull and just left the basics, is this a good price for what I got? I found this all at newegg.com, a pretty good looking computer-hardware site in my opinion. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:


Total: $733.95
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I compared with some other websites, and this one looks good too me, but I'm hoping some people who have dealt with computers more than I have can tell me. I learned about everything I know about hardware in the last week, so as you can tell, I'm not a trained veteran in this area.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

NEC considered generic
Case will retain heat, psu is not big enough for the components your wanting to run in it.
Samsung shouldve stayed with tv's.etc.
Board isnt bad but make sure your ram is on the compatability chart for it, and good luck with configuring it.
Would go with an "X" ATI series(X600....700 etc.)
97 $ for 512 ram.... :lol: you can get a gb of ram for maybe alil more then that.
CPU is fine.

WC

gbratboy1 wrote:
CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)

NEC Beige IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3520A BG - OEM
Model #: ND-3520A BG
$38.00

ATX Computer Cases


Antec Solution SLK2650-BQE Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: SLK2650-BQE
$69.00

Internal Hard Drives

Update SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP1213C 120GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: SP1213C
00 $78.00

AMD-compatible Motherboards

Update MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: K8N NEO4 Platinum
$128.00

Video Cards & Related Devices

Update ATI RADEON 9800PRO 128M Radeon 9800PRO 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: RADEON 9800PRO 128M
$139.00

Memory - System

Update GeIL Value 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory With Extreme Performance Heat Spreader Model GE512PC3200B - OEM
Model #: GE512PC3200B
$97.82

Processors


Update AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Newcastle 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3000AXBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3000AXBOX
$146.00


Subtotal: $695.82
Shipping
Zip Code: GO FedEx Standard Overnight -- $60.93 FedEx 2Day -- $48.33 FedEx Express Saver -- $38.13
Shipping: $38.13

P.S. I edited out all the bull and just left the basics, is this a good price for what I got? I found this all at newegg.com, a pretty good looking computer-hardware site in my opinion. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:


Total: $733.95
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Um, can you explain that to me... I'm not good with the sortened versions of words (e.g. PSU) and what should I go with, cuz I can't go over $800
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And $97 is for TWO sticks of ram, not bad eh?
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Is it bad for NEC to be generic?
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Please post, I really need help on this, even if you don't know very much about computers, still help me please.
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Well since my posts are somehow mysteriously disappearing from threads, I will attempt to make this easy and none humorous.
NEC is not bad....just you get what you pay for, they are a lower end component.
Case is steel so it will retain heat, PSU= Power Supply Unit....recommended 400/450watt for the system you are trying to build.
Harddrive....I would go with either a maxtor or a western digital.
NForce boards are memory anal retentive, from the nforce 1 on up, very finicky with ram. Check the manufacturers site before purchasing that specific ram module.
You would get better performance out of one stick of 512 then buying 2 sticks of 256.The memory controller will be in single channel but to the neked eye there is no noticable difference.

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what i mean is, i put 2 memory sticks equaling 1 gig, know what i mean?
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What should I use instead of steel? What material is better?
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And why do you all say, WC?
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Anyway, is LITE-ON a better brand then NEC?
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Please use one post to submit all questions...lol

Within your budget you will more then likely be only able to get a steel case for now but aluminum is much better.
Ok the first post made it seems as if you were paying 97$ for a total amount of 512 mb of ram , my apologies.
Unclear of what you mean by this"And why do you all say, WC?" Meaning why do I put WC after my posts? Habit I suppose.
TDK/Plextor/Sony these would be considered by most as higher end burners, Lite On burner are ok I suppose. Have seen them go bad fairly quick. I am only saying these things so you will get the most for your money IMO, others may disagree.

WC
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One thing...I HATE NEC! Change that crap thing! Get an LG DVD Burner. They're good
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Allright, I dropped that idea, since it was a first try, does this system look better? I took the specs from a complete PC, mixed up stuff but similar enough to be compatible. Hope it looks better...


Shopping Cart

CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update SONY Black IDE Combo Drive Model CRX320EE/B2S - Retail
Model #: CRX320EE/B2S
Remove Save Move To Wish List $31.00 $31.00

ATX Computer Cases

Thermaltake XASER III LanFire VM2420AU Silver Chassis: 0.8 mm All aluminum made Front Panel: Silver color- ABS plastic, Red colour- Aluminum made ATX Mid Tower Computer Case W0009 420W Power Supply
Model #: VM2420AU
$119.00

Internal Hard Drives

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3120827AS 120GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST3120827AS
$83.00

AMD-compatible Motherboards

Update DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: LANPARTY UT nF3 250G
$96.00

Video Cards & Related Devices

XFX PV-T34K-NT Geforce FX5200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: PV-T34K-NT
$44.00

Memory - System
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail
Model #: TWINX1024-3200C2PT
$121.50

Processors

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Newcastle 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3000AXBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3000AXBOX
$146.00

Subtotal: $640.50
Shipping: $28.48

Total: $668.98

Hope I deleted the right stuff, tell me if this is a better idea...
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Possibly a lil better video card, Did you check to make sure the ram is compatable with the board?

WC
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Lol first build?
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Everything seems decent to me for a budget machine. Get the highest wattage power supply you can afford. Newegg rocks even when their shipping costs for a single item seems ridiculous at times. As far as Samsung hard drives, I have them installed all over the place and have had nothing but success with them. Thats why theyre installed all over the place. :D
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gbratboy1 wrote:
Update MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: K8N NEO4 Platinum
$128.00

Update AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Newcastle 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3000AXBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3000AXBOX
$146.00


Your first print was trying to match a socket 754 on a socket 939 mobo.
IMHO I would go with the Venice core chip over the Newcastle and go with socket 939 over 754. BTW the MSI K8N is a GREAT board.
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change the vid card to a radion Xseries or a 6200 or 6600 AGP

add an 80 gig(or smaller) HDD(Hard Disk Drive) for a boot device because smaller drives are faster for reading and writing

and for the case may i suggest this, i think it looks cooler than the xaser
Aspire X-Cruiser Thermally Advantaged Case(pick your color)here ill link you
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=Go&DEPA=0&type=&description=X-Cruiser&Category=0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

it also might be wise for you to buy a better PSU than the one it has with it and keep the one that comes with it to use as a backup
the reason being is alot of power suplys that come with cases are prone to instability or defect

my suggestion is this
Rosewill RP500 ATX 500W Power Supply $52.99 Model #: RP500

oh and PSU stands for Power SUply

does this help
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Actually, PSU stands for Power Supply Unit. Just thought you should know.
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Okay for gaming i would suggest that you get

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a 6600 gt for a graphics card or if you can afford it get a 6800 gt

for a mobo Get socket 939 because you dont have to buy a brand new mobo and processor when you decide to upgrade for the future. with a 3000+ processor
get some thermal paste and an Xp90 or an x9120 and overclock it

But other than that Its fine
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Get this video card. It costs a little more and isn't 512 but it supports SLI. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150110

Sorry just noticed your board doesn't support SLI, I say save your money and get an ASUS A8N Deluxe when you can.
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Thats a better idea as everything will fit together, remeber sockets of the motherboard and processor must match, as well as the graphics socket, e.g. agp or pci-e.
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Dude, just lease a Dell and upgrade every 6 months.
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GT500Shlby wrote:
Dude, just lease a Dell and upgrade every 6 months.


That was the stupidest thing ever lol
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I was being facetious.

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