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#1 pcgamer247

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:21 AM

I'm thinking about getting or building a new computer. I have never built a computer b4 but i think i might be able to manage to. Right now I am planning on buying an ibuypower pc with these specs: ASUS A7N8X-X motherboard, Amd Athlon xp 2600+ quantispeed cpu, nzxt guardian case w/ 350 psu, 512 mb ddr 333 ram, 80gb 7200rpm ultra ata-100 hard drive, nvidia geforce 2 mx 400 64mb video, nec 4x dvd+r/+rw +cd-r/rw, onboard lan and sound, and windows xp os. All this will cost me $601 without a monitor. I was wondering if anyone had any opinions or suggestions on what i should do. I would like to keep the final price under $700. After i get a computer i would like to upgrade. Any thoughts on any of this would be helpful.

#2 C0DE

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:40 AM

i would spend $700 instead and get some pc3200 and a 9600XT .. then you wouldnt have to upgrade in the near future. ohh also why do you need a dvdr/w? i mean i wouldnt get it unless you feel that a couple cdrs just isnt enough.

Edited by C0DE, 08 February 2004 - 11:43 AM.


#3 justinal

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:46 AM

yeah if you use it go for it but you woiuld save some money with a cdrw drive but if you burn dvds go for it
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#4 NoSnipeLimit

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:47 AM

I agree with Code. Get the pc3200 and radeon 9600xt. Also just to add to the cd-rw/dvd-rw thing. You can rip dvd's to 1 cd and still maintain good quality.

Edited by NoSnipeLimit, 08 February 2004 - 12:02 PM.


#5 kingcobweb

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 12:06 PM

I recommend getting more than 512 RAM- spend the extra $40 and get 768 MB, or even 1G.

Edited by kingcobweb, 08 February 2004 - 12:06 PM.


#6 pcgamer247

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 02:16 PM

thx guys