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Well the boss (my fiance) thinks 1,000 is too much for a new computer. Which makes sense since we have a baby on the way. I am looking to see if you guys can help me build a cheaper computer. She thinks $800 is a little more sensible. With this computer I would like to do e-mail and a lot of multitasking with office programs and downloadign music. Also do you guys think DVD Burners are worth it nowadays. This is what I had come up with on my own. Well thanks in advance guys.

 

ANTEC Solution Series Super Mid Tower Case with 350W Power Supply, Model "SLK3700AMB" -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

NEC 8X Black Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive, Model ND-2510A BLK, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

Microsoft Black Multimedia Keyboard & Wheel Mouse Optical Bundle PS/2 102keys OEM

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

Kingston ValueRAM Dual Kits 184 Pin 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3200

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

Rosewill R720N (Beige) 17" LCD Monitor w/ Speakers -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

MSI "K7N2 Delta-L" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack SP1a - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9200SE Video Card, 128MB DDR, 64-bit, TV-Out, PCI -OEM

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...ufactory=BROWSE

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Everything seems ok. However why not cut out the LCD and get a good CRT? Should be able to cut some costs that way. And in regards to your DVD burner question. I do think they are worth it, however you need to picture yourself using it to see if it would be worthwhile. I use mine all the time, but this is me.

 

Also you didn't mention, but is there going to be any gaming at all, even if it is just light gaming?

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OK Well I will probably be playing a couple games. I would like to try that FarCry game it looks pretty cool. Well my budget is about $100 for a video card. I also went with a 19" CRT and bought some corsair valueSelect PC-3200 2X512 RAM. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Any video card that will play Far Cry well will cost at least $200.

 

Also I would try to squeez some pennies and get this.

 

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ductCode=241141

 

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...uctCode=80698-R

 

Also a SATA drive would probaly be worth wild for about the same price.

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