$550 computer

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  1. intrktevo

    intrktevo New Member

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    I'm trying to build a deccent computer for $550.

    I don't need:
    • Monitor
    • CD Drives
    • Floppy Drives :mamoru:
    • Keyboard
    • Mouse

    Any help is appreciated :x:

    edit: this is what i've been looking at, still need a case
    http://secure.newegg.com/app/WishR.asp?ID=1206321
     
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  2. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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  3. PC Principle

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    Try to buy a system on E-bay that already has a case, mobo, CPU, and HDD. You can get a pretty damn good one for ~400 and then spend the extra on a video card.
     
  4. Toaster Oven

    Toaster Oven Guest

    Budget P4 System

    CPU: P4 2.4c - $148 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-116-157&depa=0
    Mobo: Abit AI7 - $99 - http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-164&depa=0
    RAM: Mushkin 2x512MB - $130 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-146-299&depa=1
    Video Card: 9600 Pro - $118 - http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=14-131-219&depa=0
    Hard Drive: WD 120GB - $45 - http://shop3.outpost.com/product/3306472?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    Case: Antec Super Lanboy - $40 - http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=312199&pfp=srch1&ref=performics

    Total: $580


    You should be able to overclock that to ~3.0Ghz. Spend an extra $50 on cooling (Thermalright XP-90 and Panaflo 92mm medium speed) and your ballpark overclock should be around 3.2-3.4Ghz and as high as 3.5Ghz if you're blessed with a good processor.
     
  5. PC Principle

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    how well do the plain 2.4 overclock?

    I can get mine up to 2.7 w/o extra cooling systems
     
  6. Toaster Oven

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    Can you be a little more specific as to which 2.4 you're talking about? The 2.4c Northwood I linked to averages 3.2-3.4Ghz with good air cooling.
     
  7. intrktevo

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    i don't really want to go with anything that has to do with rebates since i've never had any luck with them before.

    also, i've never overclocked and don't want to fry my new processor so i want to stay away from that too
     
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    Wow, you've obviously never built a computer from pricewatch listings... Might as well buy a TV out the back of a volkswagon.
     
  9. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    zipzoomfly > newegg
     
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    i like newegg better than zipzoom.
     
  11. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    Actually, the system I'm on right now was built entirely from "pricewatch parts". All in all, I've done 4 systems through the site with only a single problem with getting an incorrect motherboard. That was corrected by the merchant quickly and with some free memory for the trouble (and the promise of a good review).
     
  12. MacAlert

    MacAlert Maxima driver OT Supporter

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    Newegg has better customer service and actually update their site fast. I highly recommend buying from them.
     
  13. intrktevo

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    i'm defiently planning on going with them, i just wanted to see if anyone could think of a better set up for this price range
     
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    anyone have any suggestions for case/powersupply for this setup? :x:
     
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    wattage means nothing. A 300W sparkle is better than a 500W generic
     

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