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Need Info On Building A Computer

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ps2playa, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. ps2playa

    ps2playa Guest

    I am wanting to builda a computer with the following things in it:
    DVD Drive
    CD Burnable
    Internet
    Super Fast Speed
    Huge Memory

    I need to know what products would be best and what i should buy. I already have the "frame" picked out. If it is possible, it would be cool if you could price it to your best ability (or just a range is fine).

    Thanks
     
  2. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    first you should state how much your willing to spend :)
     
  3. ps2playa

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    i am willin to spend around 900$. this includes the monitor which is probaly going to be a flatscreen
     
  4. dlc2000

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    a decent LCD 17 inch monitor is about 3 to 4 hundred dollars , that doesnt leave you with much money for all the go fast parts that you want , cpu, memory , motherboard , video card , hard drive , roms , case , ps .
     
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  6. ps2playa

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    then i guess i will spend as much as i need to. I want a very nice looking, and very nice running computer. Help me out
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    You still need to set a price.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    instead of getting a dvdrom & a cd burner just get a dvd burner that also does cdr & cdrw. a pioneer 108d(16x) for about $129Can. a p4-2.4a cpu $159, 512meg($95)x2, 3.5in floppy for $10, Asus p4s800d-e deluxe motherboard for $133, case for about $55, maxtor 160gig for $107, benq fp757 lcd 17" monitor for $429, logitech multimedia keyboard for $12, ms optical wheel mouse for $15, xp home $119, xp pro for $185. this gives you an idea at what you are looking at
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    this is where this thread belongs :)

    *moved from all other topics*
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately the two are often mutually exclusive

    Damn I knew I made those threads for a good reason :p

    It may seem a bit "anal retentive" but it would allow us to help you if you could nail down a number ... "as much as I need to" can translate to $2000 for one person and $5700 for another etc.

    Good to see ur doing ur job Flip :p

    Now since i dont see any useful concrete numbers, i'm gona spec a system for $1500USD (mostly because the LCD screen is chunking out a large part of it):
    - Athlon64-2800 ($130) ... an insanely OCable chip for a hell of a price
    - MSI K8N Neo Platinum ($125) ... a class punishing platform for OCing
    - Corsair ValueSelect 1GB Kit PC3200 ($160) ... blah
    - 2xWD 160GB 7200 8MB PATA ($180) ... your basic staple for HDDs
    - Thermaltake Venus12 (check to see if this is S754 compatible i thin it is but i dunno, $30)
    - Thermaltake Silent Purepower 420W ($40) ... a hell of a nice PSU for that price
    - LiteOn 52x32x52 ($25) .. a superb burner
    - Pioneer 108 ($70) ... your basic all around DVD burner
    - Gainward GeForce6800 ($275) ... a excellent card for that price
    NET $1035


    Hmm... damn. That was nice. You can add shit on that as you desire
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    I knew if I moved it here, you would see it :)
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    NEVER count on that :p
     

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