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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:30 pm

I have a budget of $800 to build a computer for my brother. He wants to do gaming and video production. Here's what I got.
http://secure.newegg.com/app/WishList.a ... &ID=456281
I am considering getting a dual format DVD burner instead of the lite on 52x32x52x. Any suggestions? (BUDGET) I might get him to go to $900, I have a mouse, modem, and speakers already, also leave monitor out.
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Postby Bhairav on Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:29 pm

Which one is the one you configured?
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Postby Stoner on Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:33 am

- ANTEC Performance PLUS Model PLUS1080AMG w/ True430 PSU = $127
- MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR = $117
- AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ Barton Retail = $92
- (2) Buffalo Technology 256MB PC3200 (Winbond Module) = $94
- HITACHI/IBM 120GB/8MB = $96
- Optorite DD0203 = $110
- ABIT SILURO GF4 TI4200-8X 128MB = $137

Total = $773 shipped (CA add tax)

If you want to go w/ 1GB (2x512) of RAM, it'll be $845. Newegg.com prices.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:42 am

bhairavp wrote:Which one is the one you configured?


"Bro's something something" all i remember is i have "Bro's" first. It has an aopen mobo, 2.4 ghz P4 800mhz fsb and other stuff. comes to be about $840. (Cant find name cuz newegg is performing "routine maintenance")
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Postby TheWizard on Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:43 pm

Stoner's recommendations are good, except I would substitute a Western Digital or Maxtor hard drive in place of the Hitachi/IBM. I never liked IBM desktop drives; I had too many of them die.

My only other comment, if you want to stick with Intel processors, that's fine. I prefer Intel over AMD, but no need to get into a debate about that here. Throw all the statistics and lab results out the window, both AMD and Intel make very good processors. I honestly feel the decision someone makes is personal.
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Postby kaga on Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:17 pm

get segate HD or Maxtor hard drive i don't like my WD Hard drive right now
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:57 pm

My WD Raptor is a great drive, but I would prefer a Maxtor Hard Drive over a WD any day. Only reason why I got Raptor is cause it's 10K RPM.
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Postby Stoner on Sun Oct 26, 2003 1:24 pm

WDSE HDs have 3 years warranty. Maxtor has 1. Seagate seems to have the lower dba. While IBM's the fastest. Your choice. I just picked up a pair of WDSE 120GB/8MB for $68 each.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Oct 26, 2003 2:00 pm

WD also has a 1 year warrenty if you get a 2MB Cache HDD, Maxtor has a 3 year if you get an 8MB Cache drive.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sun Oct 26, 2003 8:49 pm

I am thinking about getting the latest one on slickdeals.net, 120 GB maxtor with 8mb cache for $60 after MIR. OfficeDepot
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Postby TheWizard on Sun Oct 26, 2003 10:22 pm

Absolutely! Shop around! That's how you get the best deals. Sometimes it doesn't always pay off for you to give all your dough to one company like Newegg.
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