is this good computer deal?

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This is the computer i am thinking of making wat do u think

Processer:AMD Athlon XP 3000+ "Barton", 400 FSB----------------------$140
MotherBoard:ASUS "A7V600-X" KT600 4 AMD------------------------------$56
Memory:Kingston 184pin ddr400 pc3200 512mb--------------------------$100
HD:120gb 7200rpm 8mb buffer-----------------------------------------------$90
CDROM :52x32x52 CD-RW Drive W/ CD Maker Software----------------$22
Floppy: Just a normal one-----------------------------------------------------$9
Video card:Nvidia Geforce4 mx4000 128mb-------------------------------$free
Sound Card:Motherboard-----------------------------------------------------$free
Operating System:Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition----------------$94
Case:Raidmax Black 420watt power supply-------------------------------$50
Shipping---------------------------------------------------------------------------$25
Total-------------------------------------------------------------------------------$586

Wat do u think about this deal? have any ideas for improvment? i only have 600 dollars! so remove some or make small upgrade suggestions please!
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You could probably do without the floppy and save $9. When is the last time you used one?
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never lol.
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Are you going to need MS Office? You will also need a heat sink and fan for the processor, which can be found for 20-30$.

Office can get expensive though.
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I assume you're using your current monitor & perfs ?
As lucassix mentioned, I'd loose the floppy.
If that stick of Kingston 512 is the one on ASUSs compatability list,
Quote:
KVR400X64C3A/512 ---- Hynix ---- DS ---- HY5DU56822BT-D43
You wont be able to use it if you want to add memory later, it's one of thoose "one stick only" sticks.
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okay thank you.
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I'd always pay the extra $9 for a floppy. Don't you need it to install Windows anyway? They always come in handy at some point and save a lot of headaches.

Anyway, looks pretty good. If you're into overclocking you may want to look into the AMD mobile chips. Apparently they can overclock like crazy.

If you're into gaming you should know that this rig won't be able to play any newer games at a decent frame rate. A GeForce 4 MX is just too outdated to perform on any 3-D intensive game.
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You can even get Windows 98 to boot of a cd with a little bit of creative burning. XP in fact can't be installed via a boot disk, you have to boot from the CD.
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Depending on the creation date of the 3000+, he may or may not be able to OC it. AMD didnt start locking the chip multipliers until a later date.

Them AMD 2500+ M is a nice little OCer and will save you some extra cash. Only thing is you have to find one first. I've been looking for one for a while for a mess about PC. Perhaps I`m looking in the wrong places though.

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