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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ryan Sanders, Feb 5, 2003.

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  1. Ryan Sanders

    Ryan Sanders Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. Jtoast

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    you can do that for under $1,000 depending on other components you choose.

    (case, motherboard. video card, etc)
     
  3. Ryan Sanders

    Ryan Sanders Thread Starter

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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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  5. PaveFE

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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
     
  6. JSanguancheu

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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. :)
     
  7. torgo

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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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