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#1 survivor

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 05:15 PM

Can different components be listed for a budget or mid range build such as Proc,mobo,hdd,cd drives,sound cards if needed and modems?Not interested in gaming just something that might be better than store bought.Thanks

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 05:40 PM

Sure. Could you describe what your needs are and some of the software you would like to run?
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Posted 03 December 2005 - 07:44 PM

will be using windows xp home and will not be burning dvd's. It will be a system like I said for my 10 year old grand daughter.Would like a basic unit that won't be obsolete in two years tho.Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 08:47 PM

This I can make a suggestion from first hand experince. I have a 13yo girl and 6 yo twins (1 girl, 1 boy). In '03 I bought them each a P-III 500mhz Dell GX1. I install 512mb RAM, Jaton PCI 64mb video card, and Dell 17" monitors.

GX1 > $19 local computer recycler
Video> $20 on eBay
Monitors>$19 local computer recycler
Win2000>$60 on eBay
RAM >$60 on eBay
I have them networked thru a cable mode, and in the last 6 months upgraded them with a PowerLeap slot 1 upgrade chip. All are upgraed to 1.4ghz. The 13 yo is using it for school every day, and the 6yo are very proficent at Neopets, a kids safe site. I just was patient and picked the auctions. If you have a local used computer seller he/she may work with you thinking they will be able t sell you a better computer later. If you buy on eBay watch your shipping.
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:56 PM

List of new components for future new build.As stated before this will not be for gaming just reg. internet use for grand daughter.Would like suggestions or comments on compatibility.Thanks




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PriceQty.Subtotal
Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM Serial ATA II SATA
Caviar SE Hard Drive with 8MB Buffer - WD1200JS
(OEM, Factory Sealed)79.99
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Samsung 3.5 Inch 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive
(Beige)



AMD Sempron 2800+ Palermo 64-Bit 1.6GHz, 256KB
L2 Cache, 90nm, Socket 754 CPU Processor,
SDA2800BXBOX (Retail with Fan and Heatsink,
3-Year AMD Warranty) (Non-Refundable)
79.99

Samsung 52x32x52x16 CD-R/CD-RW DVD Combo IDE
Optical CD-ROM Burner Drive: SM-352B/ TS-H492A
(Beige, OEM)
38.99




120x120x25mm Enermax Ultra Quiet RPM Adjustable
Clear Case Cooling Fan: UC-12FAB (3/4 Pin)
(Blue)




* 120mm Fan Grill/Guard: None 17.99
Kingston KVR400X64C25/512 512MB DDR400 PC3200
CL2.5 PC Memory RAM (Lifetime Warranty)

61.99
Asus K8N-E nVidia nForce3 Chipset 800MHz FSB
DDR400 Socket 754 ATX Motherboard w/ AGP 8X, 6
Channel Audio, GBLAN, SATA/RAID, USB 2.0
(Retail)






69.99
Enermax (by Coolergiant) EG495P-VE SFMA
V2.0(24P) Noisetaker Series 485W ATX Power
Supply ATX 12 Ver 2.0 SATA, PCI-Express Ready
Fan Speed Control: EG495P-SFMA24P (20/24 Pin,
Retail, Free Enermax RPM Adjustable LED Case
Fan!!)


* Enermax LED Case Fan: 1x 80mm Quiet RPM
Adjustable LED Case Fan /FNL8EM8CASBL/ (+0.00)


* Enhanced Power Lead for VGA/HDD: 84.99


Subtotal for extremepcgear: 446.92
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 11:48 PM

Truly most budget builds will be "obsolete" in a few years. Though, it sounds as if this will not be used for high-end stuff so it would probably be fine if it's not the latest of technology in a few years.

I would use the following:

AMD Sempron 64 3100+ $100
Biostar K8NHA Sckt 754 nForce3 mobo $70
512mb Corsair Valueselect RAM $40
80gb WD Caviar HD $55
ASUS Radeon 9550 $56
DVD drive $20
Total $340 + Case and PSU The case is a matter of taste so I'll leave that one for you to decide.
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Jaton 6600GT
400W HiPRO

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:30 AM

That looks like descent specs for a non gaming machine. besure and protect it with antivirus, antispyware, and a firewall as soon as possible.
Good luck and have fun.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:04 AM

Forgot to ask if either above lists would handle Xp Pro or would I need to use Xp Home?

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 11:54 AM

I'm running XP Pro on a P-III 500mhz w\512 mb RAM
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 12:21 PM

Would I need a vid card if I purchase AMD MoBo Gigabyte GA K8NSC-939 and would this 939 be compatible with 754 socket? List below:
Sky Hawk/Eagle Tech Matrix PSR5601W-BK-DR Silver/Black 1.0 mm
anodized Aluminum Alloy ATX Mid Tower Case With side window - Retail
Model #: PSR5601W-BK-DR $49.99
Item #: N82E16811117032

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM Serial
ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST380817AS
Item #: N82E16822148040 $64.50

AMD-compatible MotherboardsQty.Product DescriptionUnit
GIGABYTE GA-K8NSC-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb ATX AMD
Motherboard - Retail
Model #: GA-K8NSC-939
Item #: N82E16813128286 $63.00

Video CardsQty.Product DescriptionUnit PriceSavingsTotal Price

ASUS A9550GE/TD/128 Radeon 9550 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video
Card - Retail
Model #: A9550GE/TD/128
Item #: N82E16814121511 $56.00

Power SuppliesQty.Product DescriptionUnit PriceSavingsTotal Price
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS-430-PMSR/P ATX12V Max: 400W,
Peak: 430W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: RS-430PMSR/P
Item #: N82E16817171007 $33.95

Memory - SystemQty.Product DescriptionUnit PriceSavingsTotal Price
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400
(PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model
VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
Model #: VS1GBKIT400
Item #: N82E16820145440 $73.99 CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400
(PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model


ProcessorsQty.Product DescriptionUnit PriceSavingsTotal Price

AMD Sempron 64 3100+ Palermo 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor
Model SDA3100BXBOX - Retail
Model #: SDA3100BXBOX
Item #: N82E16819104237 $99.00

Combo Qty.Product DescriptionUnit PriceSavingsTotal Price

LG Black E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner 5X DVD-RAM Read Model
GSA-4167B BK OEM - OEM
Model #: GSA-4167B BK OEM
Item #: N82E16827136071 $42.99

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 12:26 PM

To be honest I know very little about AMD products. According to the link it is not compatible. It has a 939 socket.
Yes you will need to buy a video card. This one does not have onboard video it appears.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:30 PM

Most wouldn't, there are a few exceptions I believe, but, I don't believe those boards are of very high quality so you're probably better off sticking with a 754 board unless you feel like spending the extra cash. Socket 939 is really unnecessary in this situation you wouldn't really see any huge performance increase with what I'm guessing she'll be doing. So just switch out that with the biostar I posted earlier and you've got a very nice rig which should be somewhat future proof.

Edited by welco, 07 December 2005 - 10:31 PM.

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EPoX EP-9NPAJ
Hitachi 7K80
Jaton 6600GT
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Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:12 PM

XP Pro and Home are virtually identical. Any system that can run one can run the other.

Wanna know the absolute cheapest way to go? Buy a used system through your local classifieds or something like http://www.craigslist.org. Plenty of people are getting rid of decent, internet capable machines. Old P4 based machines (around 2 GHz) can be found for a couple hundred dollars, often with memory already installed and sometimes with monitors. I got a P3 for use as a Linux mail server for $40. There's no real reason to go new for such a light usage machine, and you're saving pollution and landfill space on top of cold, hard cash.




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