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Ryan Sanders

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I am wanting to get a PC built by someone. I really want one that is worth somewhere close to $1000 or maybe a little less. Please tell me if this would be lower or higher than $1000.

2.0 GHZ Processor
256MB of RAM
32MB or greater video card
CD-RW
Floppy Disk Drive
40GB of Hard-drive Space

And then, a monitor.

I hope I put this in the right place.
 
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you can do that for under $1,000 depending on other components you choose.

(case, motherboard. video card, etc)
 

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Oh.. Plus I forgot soundcard.. and I will need a 10/100 Ethernet Card.. Anyway.. For videocard.. I would prob get something under $100 or something.. anywhere from 32mb and above.
 
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I'm not the smartest guy in the world when it comes to computers, but I'm trying to somewhat smart. I rebuilt my computer and got
P4 2.0GHz processor
MSI 648 Max 533 MHz Mobo
Power Supply and Case

All for under $600 and that was using a local store

Then I put it together myself and it works great (except for running slow and I haven't figured that out yet).

Anyways, if I can do it, anyone can.....trust me
 
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Lets see..Off the top of my head...Guesstimate..

2.0 GHZ Processor (AMD XP 2100+ is about $90)
A good CPU heatsink and fan ($20-40)
256MB of RAM (Get good name brand memory $50-70)
32MB or greater video card (GF2 MX400 w 64mb $60-70)
CD-RW (Lite On 52x $55)
Floppy Disk Drive ($10)
40GB of Hard-drive Space (ATA100+ 7200rpm $70-80?)
And then, a monitor. (19" CRT $200) (17" LCD $400)
Antec, Chieftec, Enermax case ($70-80)*
Antec, Enermax, Sparkle 400w+ power supply ($60-70)*
Audigy soundcard ($60)*
Motherboard ($50-150)
Network Card ($20)*
Internal modem? ($20)
Laser Printer? (Samsung ML1250 $180?)

You're in the ballpark..depends what specific parts you choose.
Items with * are optional recommendations.
Items with ? I haven't shopped for in a while.. ;)

Sound and network cards may not be necessary depending on your choice of motherboard. Most have sound built in. Some better than others. Some have a Network interface built in also.

Stop by the review sections of these sites:
www.tomshardware.com
www.extremetech.com

Have fun shopping. :)
 
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if you don't feel comfortable building your own then check out:

http://www.monarchcomputer.com/

Call them to order and explain what you want, they are a great company with awesome support. you could get a nice system for under a thousand easily.

another option although I don't think thier support is near as good is:

http://www.ibuypower.com look at thier nforce special or thier value xp.

check out sellers reputations at:

http://www.resellerratings.com/

hope this helps!

:D :D :D
 
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