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Thacker

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I am thinking about building a computer and i was looking up some parts. I have found most everything but I wanted some one to look over it to make sure the parts are all compatable.
Here is the list

MOTHERBOARD
KT3 Ultra2-6380E, VIA® KT333, VIA®VT8233A ,AGP 4x and 5 PCI, 1 CNR,1 AGP 4Xslot.
Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller, Supp.,100/133/166 MHz FSB,
2.2 32-bit Master PCI bus slots.
(Part - MS6380050)
Price: $ 69
MAKE: MSI
MODEL#: MS6380050
SLOT TYPE: Socket A
APPLICATION: AMD XP PROCESSOR
FORM FACTOR: ATX
CHIPSET: KT333
PORTS: 1 AGP4X / 5 PCI
MEMORY SLOTS: 3 DDR333
KT3 Ultra2 (MS-6380E) The Most Popular AMD K7 Platform • PC Alert™III
• Fuzzy Logic 4™ • Live BIOS™ • Live Driver™ • MSI™ DVD (5.1 Channel)
$69.00 buymstar.com

Controller Card
Inno3d
ATA/133 EIDE Ultra DMA RAID Controller Card-PCI Interface for IDE ATA100 and ATA133-Retail Box
Supports ATAPI CD-Rom, DVD-Rom, CD-RW, LS-120, Tape and Zip devices. Online Coupon: CCPWMB577ATA133A213
(Part - CCPWMB577ATA133A213)
$19

CPU
AMD
ONLINE ORDER ONLY -
AMD Athlon XP 2700 2.17GHz 3D NOW! (Socket-A) 333FSB Processor - CPU INCLUDES -
20Days Dealer Warranty. ((AMD Channel Partner))
(Part - AMDXP2700)
Price: $323
$324.41 ECONOPC, Inc.

DDR sdram 512
House Brand
ONLINE ORDER ONLY -
major 512MB PC3000 366Mhz DDR SDRAM 184 Pin, 2.5 Volt 64X64 Non Parity Unbuffered
512MB PC3000 DDR SDRAM, Lifetime warranty W/ Copper Heat Spreader.Must Enter Coupon Code A8741
(Part - 512MB3000)
Price: $115
$117

CASE & POWER SUPPLY 500 WATT
House Brand
ATX Aluminum + 500W P4 Mid Tower Case with Front Door. Silver Color.
7bays, 4x5.25, 2x3.5, 1x3.5. Hot ! In stock. Mention Pricewatch at check out.
Price will be adjusted manually (guaranteed).
(Part - CS4396+PS500P4)
Price: $51
$56

HARD DRIVE 60GB x 2
Western Digital
ONLINE ORDER ONLY -
WD600AB 60.0GB EIDE UDMA/66 5400RPM 128k Cache 3.5 inch LP
*IN STOCK* 1-5PCS PER CUSTOMER PER 48HRS FOR FREE SHIP
(Part - WD600AB)
Price: $74
$74 x 2

CD-RW/DVD DRIVE
Ricoh
ONLINE ORDER ONLY -
MP9200A Internal EIDE/ATAPI CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive (OEM Bare Drive)
12X DVD-read, 20X CD-record, 10X CD-rewrite, 40X CD-ROM playback.
(Part - RI12XG)
Price: $67
$77.95

CD-ROM
LG ELECTRONICS
gcr-8521bi 52x max eide int atapi cd sgl gcr-8521bi .
(Part - GCR-8521BI)
Price: $ 24
$32.99

Floppy drive
Samsung
ONLINE ORDER ONLY -
1.44 Floppy 3.5inch Drive 20 PACK PRICE. special for 20 pack only MENTION PRICE WATCH - 20 Pack Orders Only.
Single Drive at regular price 9.95 Price: $7
$7.44


VIDEO CARD
ATI
ONLINE ORDER ONLY -
RADEON 8500LE 128MB DDR AGPx4 w/software CRT/DVI/TV OUT VIDEO CARD W/s-video cable
White Box ATI High-End Gamer graphic card, -Radeon 8500LE 128MB DDR, IN STOCK
(Part - VC-ATRA85LD128TDC)
Price: $ 92
$92.00

LAN CARD
D Link Systems - Networking Cards
*In Stock* - DFE-530TX+ 10/100Mbps PCI Network LAN Adapter.with Wake-On-LAN Cable Mention PRICE WATCH - Single RJ-45 connector Auto detection of 10Mbps Ethernet and 100Mbps Fast Ethernet.
(Part - 3639-TARUSA)
$9.95

Modem
ArchTek
Archtek CNR 56k Modem Card - NOT PCI - NOT AMR Includes Driver - Works with 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(Part - MOCNR)
$12.50

Keyboard
Generic
Win98 English PS/2 Keyboard Youll be a natural pro on the internet with this beige keyboard.
(Part - KBGEN108)
Price: $5
$7.95

Mouse
Generic
Inca Optical Mouse PS/2. Retail. Call us for volume discount-! MUST MENTION PRICE WATCH - PS/2 Connection - Optical Accuracy - Black Finish - No Drivers Needed! Price: $7
$8.99

LCD 17in
AOC International
TFT1780 17Inch LCD .26mm TFT Monitor, 1280x1024 LCD 17inch view, 3 Year direct Warranty from AOC,
(Part - TFT1780)
Price: $335
$348.95

it cost $1332.13
any cheaper prices would also help. the second price is with shipping
thanks
 
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Thacker,

the only recommendation i would make would be be buy better DDR. house brands have a bad habit of going bad or you risk getting a bad stick on delivery. i know that it'll cost you more, but IMO it would be worth it. I like samsung myself.

just my two cents! :)

roosterman
 
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I have almost the same board sitting at home waiting for time for me to swap it with my old MB. I have the KT3-Ultra2R. Been doing reasearch the last few days getting drivers, BIOS upgrades, and checking ram prices..


Some comments for your list...
Try shopping at www.Newegg.com or www.Pricewatch.com

Motherboard: Get the KT3-Ultra2R version instead. RAID onboard. Save the $20 on the seperate card.

Memory: Get Kingmax(SEC) PC2700 512mb DDR. It's the only PC2700 512mb memory on MSI's compatibility list. $112 at newegg

CPU: An Athlon 2100 XP can be had for under $100. Will you really notice a difference in everyday use? Save the extra $200 for a Radeon 9700 Pro or a really good Heatsink and fan combo. Swiftec copper?

Video: See CPu above. :)

Harddrives: Get 7200rpm drives. ATA100 is fine. There isn't much of a performance difference from ATA100 to ATA133.

CDRW: Get a Lite On drive
CDROM: Get a DVD drive instead

Monitor: no comment here... I have an old fashioned 19" CRT at home. :) good for watching dvd's.
 
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