Need advice on my second comp.

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  1. ThereIsASpoon

    ThereIsASpoon Member Guru

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    Ok know that I know how to build one and all I want to build a new one with all brand new parts. Here is what I found so far. It is basiclly just for internet use and some gaming but here is what I got so far:

    Case: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=370512&affiliate=pricegrabber

    Mobo: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=246410

    Hard Drive:
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=101548

    Tell me what you think of this. I also need Idea's for what kind of memory I should get, A good CPU preferbly 2.0 GHz or above, and anything else you might think I would need to make this a pretty damn good computer.


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  2. G L

    G L Don Juan

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    Case looks quite nice... I know there is a 430 watt PS option available elswhere, though maybe a few more watts than you'd need.

    Here's what I would suggest:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130493
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103485

    And maybe a cheapie card like:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125176&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=Video+Cards

    The XP/Sempron is still okay, but you'll pay a bit less money to get a lot less power... and if gaming is anywhere on the agenda for this PC, it probably isn't worth it. Also might as well go with Athlon 64 and PCI-e if it still fits your budget.

    Memory... pretty much any PC3200 with a lifetime warranty is fine. Corsair, Mushkin, OCZ all tend to have decent prices on value ram.
     
  3. Jw_Leonhart

    Jw_Leonhart Ancient Guru

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    Iwould also go with what GL recommended. Socket A is dead, and although Socket754 doesn't have a huge future either as it is getting phased out, I would say that you are going to have better options in that route. I would get what he recommended, as it's all decent stuff.

    You could even go with the Socket754 sempron line is you wanna save a little more cash.
     
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    We stock the Neo3, but I havn't seen a review of it anywhere.
     

  5. ThereIsASpoon

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    what kind of mobo and CPU would you recomend if I went intel? and if I used that same case?
     
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    The best 'high-end budget' Intel combo I have ever used consisted of the Asus P4P800 mainboard and a 2.4C processor.

    Both were purchased for a total of $230 and are perfectly stable and extremely overclockable.

    I have also built dozens of client rigs on that platform after building this one for the GF, so I know hers wasn't a fluke!

    Honestly, this PC is 99% as good as the much more expensive 3.0E and P4C800-E Deluxe I installed in my sig rig!

    So if you go Intel (and for a non-gaming rig I sure would) go with 1GB of decent RAM, a decent PSU and these components.

    You'll be glad you did.
     
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    I'm a little lost on why you would go to an Intel P4 when you can get an AMD 64 Socket939 for cheaper and it out perfrorms the P4.
     
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    do you have a link to that item JW?
     
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    G L Don Juan

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  11. ThereIsASpoon

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    but im not aiming for gaming.
     
  12. G L

    G L Don Juan

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    Well, then I suppose a 754 Sempron or Celeron-D (533 FSB) would be fine too, then... pretty much anything is okay for office and surfing. But if you start looking at anything around $120, I'd just go for the 64 2800+.
     
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    are celerons pretty fast?
     
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    G L Don Juan

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    For those sorts of tasks, anything is fast. Just make sure you get at least 512 MB of ram and windows should be happy...
     
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