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aenima1724

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#1
Is there anything missing other than a floppy and monitor?

Is there anything you would change with this setup, with out going much higher in price?

video card: VGA CHAINTECH A-GX20 TI-4200 64MB 8X NO TV OUT, VGA -- $85.00

case: Maxtop CSX-147K-GF-USB-Gray Cool Case Mid Tower PC Case -- $35

cdrw: Lite On 52x32x52x Beige Color CDRW Drive LTR-52327S -- $39.99

hard drive: WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 80GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE -- $77

keyboard: KBTEK 104 Keys Windows 95/98/ME/2000/xp PS2 Keyboard -- $4.99

memory: CORSAIR 256MB PC3200 VALUE SELECT. DDR RAM -- $47.50

motherboard: Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe -- $122

mouse: Designer-Plus Scrolling Internet Easy+ Mouse -- $0.01

cpu: AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ "Barton" 333 FSB -- $92

Speakers: BlueDiamondGroup Active Speaker System Model Rock 2001 Black -- $24.00

cables: 2 -- 24-Inch, Teflon Coated, IDE True ATA133/100 -- 2.99
1 -- 20-Inch, Floppy drive cable. FLAT, 2-Connector -- 1.99

TOTAL: $ 535.46
TOTAL W/ SHIPPING: $ 572.50
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#2
a) fyi, motherboard comes with ide and floppy cables. and are you sure you even want a floppy?

b) i'd opt for some better name brand speakers. maybe even wait and get them in a local store since they'll undoubtedly add to the shipping cost with their weight.

c) buy two extra 80mm fans to mount on the rear of the case.

but it looks like you have a nice bang-for-your-buck system going on there. :)
 

coathanger007

Tomorrow Tweaking Today
#6
I'd go for a Ati 9600 Pro video card (good speed and value). Need 512MB RAM these days.
I'd rather get 2 x 40GB HDDs and stripe them (these days problem is speed not space). Recommend Creative Inspire 4400 speakers (great value for money) and 19' AOC monitor (great value for money). How about Live 5.1 SE sound card (dirt cheap nowadays). Basically, recommend my system :D
 
#7
You're missing a power supply, unless that's included with the case. You're going to want a 350W minimum. If you game a lot, you might want to spring for a DirectX 9 video card. The 9600's are going for about $115. The FX 5200's are cheaper, but actually slower than the 4200 you're looking at.

You might also want to think about PC2700 instead of 3200, to be in sync with the processor. You don't need it right off the bat, but think about adding another 256MB ram a little later on.
 

Shamus MacNoob

Moderator
Political User
#8
I agree spend the extra few get the lite-on combo cdrw/dvd thats what I use and I agree get the maxtor's ata 133 , I would look at a Gigabyte board G7NNXP if possible :)
 

Shamus MacNoob

Moderator
Political User
#9
Originally posted by arson_nick
You're missing a power supply, unless that's included with the case. You're going to want a 350W minimum. If you game a lot, you might want to spring for a DirectX 9 video card. The 9600's are going for about $115. The FX 5200's are cheaper, but actually slower than the 4200 you're looking at.

You might also want to think about PC2700 instead of 3200, to be in sync with the processor. You don't need it right off the bat, but think about adding another 256MB ram a little later on.

He can get the PC3200 and overclock the barton easy to 200x10 and be in sync :)
 
#10
cd-r change it to the 52x32x52x16 CD-RW/DVD for $10 more like previously stated.. the video card is cheap, throw in another $70 and get a 9600Pro

and your motherboard would be better of as an NF7 with no $ difference.
 
#13
You guys obviously have fallen for Maxtor's marketing hype with ATA133...

The WD is the better drive, it has faster seek times, and faster throughput. They are better overall drives, stick with the WD.

The WD "Special Edition" drives have a 8mb cache, and a 3 year warrenty. That's what makes them special edition in the WD line.

Also I second looking at the Abit NF7-S... it's cheaper, and a good board... but I do love my A7N8X DX
 
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Bronx Bomber

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#14
i would get at least 512mb of ram. but, i guess it depends on what you are using the computer for.
 

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