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01-Jun-2007, 04:54 PM #46
Originally Posted by Whistlinphil
How much is too much to spend on used parts? I ask because my boss at work has CPUs from HP Pavillions (probably Pentium II or Celeron) and I want one to tinker with. I was thinking $40. Is that too much or not enough?
A brand new celeron is 40 bucks, and that's a high end celeron, if there is such a thing. I like the $5 number. Or free, that works too.
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01-Jun-2007, 07:03 PM #47

37 for this OEM one, 39 for a similar non-OEM one
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21-Jun-2007, 12:35 AM #48
What specific information? Keep it out here in the open forum so if someone else has the same question they can find it.
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26-Jun-2007, 11:40 AM #49
So far I've got
1. Seagate 500GB ATA Ultra ATA /100
2. ND-2500A NEC 16x DVD+- R/RW DL Drive
3. BIO Black ATX Computer Case

My question is what kinda of good reliable Motherboard, CPU and Power Supply supports the list i have above.
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26-Jun-2007, 12:03 PM #50
Nicky Butt has been banned.

We don't like spammers. I see no other reason or purpose to your post.
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29-Jun-2007, 05:46 AM #51
For anyone building their own system, I would highly recommend they spend an additional $15 and buy a PSU tester.

I have 4 testers, but use this tester most of the time since it will test a most of the leads.

I test every PSU before I install it in the case. Although I rarely get a PSU that is DOA $15 can save you a lot of aggravation in troubleshooting PSU problems on new builds.
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04-Jul-2007, 12:35 AM #52
Can anyone try to explain why AMD is more expensive than Intel motherboards,
and why is the "Striker Extreme" 2 x PCI Express x16 slot, support NVIDIA® SLI™ technology, at full x16, x16 speed(blue)1 x PCI Express x16, at x8 speed(middle)1 x PCI Express x12 x PCI 2.2 sounds better than the "COMMANDO" 2 x PCI-E x16 (@ x16 and x4 mode)4 x PCI 2.2.
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08-Jul-2007, 06:15 PM #53
Striker is better because of O/C options, and its a cooler name.
Will let you know what striker is like as soon as mine arrives- hoping it rocks!!
Incidentally, my case cost £187- thats, umm, about $400? And that was because it was less than retail ( currently about £400 I think- $800?)
Probably a bad thing to say, but has anyone added up what these damn computers cost? I worked mine out at about £1500 ( $3000) just for components, with another $800 for the new quad and mobo. And all so i can play games that little bit faster, and be able to post a good 3dmark06 score.
Any shrinks out there, give me a hint why i do it!!!
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18-Jul-2007, 03:34 AM #54
blue screens
Hi good posts can you do one on blue screens of death my computer keeps crashing and I can not under stand the codes do you
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08-Aug-2007, 11:31 AM #55
hi building a computer is sooooooo easy .im 13 and i've just built my first my only problem was the cost of the components
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27-Aug-2007, 06:51 AM #56
Hey ya'll... I am working on building my first system... have done a lot of replacing parts in the past but have never gone from ground up to completion. Would you with more knowledge than I give your suggestions and input on the following build? I do a fair bit of video editing and Photoshop work but seldom any games. I want someting that will be fast and not be obsolete 5 hours after I plug it in. Would appreciate any suggestions. I am about ready to order.

CASE -- Lian Li PC-60A Plus II $118
MOTHERBOARD ASUS P35 Blitz Extreme Crossfire $300.00 or
ASUS Striker Extreme $303.00
PROCESSOR Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (L2 cache = 4MB 2.66 GHz) $195.00
4 MB of RAM Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4D 2GB DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Dominator Series = $108.00
VIDEO CARD Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS (320 MB) $290.00
PSU Enermax INFINITI 720W ATX12V and; EPS12V Computer Power Supply EIN720AWT, 80PLUS Certified, Active PFC, SLI and; Crossfire Ready, RoHS Compliant, Supports SATA and; PCI-E $169
HARD DRIVE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA2 16 MB cache 750 GB $192.00
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27-Sep-2007, 02:52 PM #57
Dis mus be de place! Contemplating 2nd Rig...
Hi Guys,

Well, I have such an accumulation of "spare parts" that I thought that I would pick out the kewlist pieces, list them and see what you think I should be looking for in a Motherboard (altho I have an accumulation of m/b's too... some even with those funny long black slots at the bottom of the board! lol).

This "second" rig will replace the first if it performs better. I don't do games, but do a lot of surfing, writing, pictures, etc. with a LOT of proggys open 24/7.

Pwr Supply, got a dozen, and picked a Antec 450W w/20-24, Sata, 12vx2, etc.

CPU is AMD 64 X2 ADA3800AA5BV with good new Intel fan.

TWO 1G sticks DDR2 667 PC5300 B62U838 240 pin. Label peeled but has Blitz BGA chips, probably Micron D9GMH or KingMax or Mushkin...where the peeled labels were, it says "VOID" in white glue that stuck the label on thus voiding the probably lifetime warranty (any guesses?). They are pulls, tested and good. I also have a 1G stick of Kingston (KVR667D2N5) PC2-5300 CL5 240Pin Non ECC Unbuffered 1.8v SDRAM but that would be half the bang... would the 3 work together?

Asus EN6200TC 128 PCI-e OR could use GF FX5200 128 DDR TV AGP 8X (Ver3.8) OR Leadtek WinFast PX6600TD Type2 PCI-e Video Card, all new-in-the-box to run a Samsung 215TW.

Am going to run XP SP2, have the HDD's, DVD/CD's etc., and even a Caleb 144 if I could find a driver for it.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice you care to post.

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27-Sep-2007, 09:55 PM #58
Ok... Yes-- you can use 3gigs even if they're not the same manufacturer... But I'd suggest checking the mobo website to see if the RAM was tested with the motherboard to see that it worked... I'd say for video card, if you're tied with memory, go for a pcie card, and if an AGP card has the most memory, pick that.
Nothing else that I can say for ya. Good luck putting together the spare parts :-)
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04-Oct-2007, 02:00 AM #59
Hi all

I have Intel's PentiumD915 processor, D102GCC2 Mob, 512 MB 533 Mhz DDR2 (UMAX)

I have two DDR2 slots. One is with 512 MB 533 Mhz DDR2 (UMAX) and other is free.
I want to upgrade my RAM. Should I go for another 1 GB or a 512 MB?
I heard that 2 similar kind of memory will do a better combo work.

Plz suggest ...........................................
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04-Oct-2007, 01:10 PM #60
Two similar will do better... I'd say though that you might want to just upgrade your current stick to 1g, and use the 512 as well, until you can get another 1g stick.

2g of dual-channel RAM is a beautiful sight to behold--trust me.
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