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Good PC for Price?


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#1 hainer36

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:16 PM

Im wondering if this is a good compter to buy for the price?
MB- Asus P4P800-SE
CPU- P4 2.8 Ghz 800Mhz FSB Prescott
RAM- 2x256 DDR 400 Infineon
HD- Maxtor 80GB 7200 Rpm ATA 133
CD- Liteon 52x32x52x16 CDRW/DVD combo drive
Floppy- Samsung 1.44
Case- Elitech 226 450W
Video- Celestica Radeon 9200-SE 128MB
Sound/Network- Onboard
Monitor- LG 17" 700S
Input Devices- "Unicorn" 4 in 1 Keyboard/Optical Mouse/Webcam/Speakers
Windows XP Pro (Already Have)

This would cost me $1103 im wondering if i should get this, if i do i might add a better video card later, but i might just keep it.
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 07:11 PM

I would replace the CD with a NEC ND-2500A .

Also if you plan on doing any gaming the video card has to be upgraded to a better one. Other than looks good to me.

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 07:28 PM

Where are you finding your parts? It does look good!

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 09:01 PM

Personally, it may be a bit for the price that you are spending. The may save a little money if you replace the 2x256MG RAM with (1) 512MG. Also, you could probably save a little money replacing the combo drive with a dual layer DVD burner. In that case, the dual layer DVD blanks may be a little higher, but you can always wait until they come down before you purchase them. The last time I checked, the price for one of these drives is ~$65-$70.

I am curious on the price you are getting for the keyboard, speaker, mouse, and web cam. I found a set of wireless keyboard and mouse for $30, and a pair of powered speakers for about $20. Web cam I did not really look for when I was pricing the other ones, but I know of a specific brand of very good quality, with built in mic that you can get for $50 and is available at nearly any video game store. It is one that I currently use, so I know how well it works, but to give you a hint, it is not really used for the PC unless you d/l a free driver.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 10:09 PM

Hi, hainer36. I was wondering if the PC you specified is a complete package, or you're building it? The MB & CPU are highly rated. I found a good writeup on the monitor, also rated high. LG Studioworks 700S. The only 2x256 DDR 400 Infineon I could locate (not an exhaustive search, however) was a 240-pin HYS64T32000GU-3.7-A, top-rated, at newegg which caught my eye 'cause the mobo takes 184-pin. I went to Infineon (HQ in Germany) and was thankful google can translate so quickly. :thumbsup: Specs are downloadable in .pdf format, which I didn't do. If its a package deal at least you might find some details in the links. Looks like a good PC. The 4-in-1 intrigues me. Is it adaptive designed? I came across some google search results that prompt my question.
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