best computer for ~1,000

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Cmndr. WRX>MUSTANG, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. I need the best computer for ~1g I can scrounge up a keyboard and monitor.

    It needs to have a DVD+- burner and a CD burner


    I want to be able to play games like need for speed undergrund, bf1942 and games as best as possible.


    I will paypal money to the person who gives me the best rig.
     
  2. oh, and of course Im talking about building it, no pre bought
     
  3. Speakers: Logitech Z640 6-Piece Speaker System - $60
    Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical - $15
    Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard - $15
    Operating System: Windows XP Home - $84

    I dont need those so I could spend it on a DVD rw
     
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  6. Blindsight

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    How much will you paypal the "winner"?
     
  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Case: Antec Solution Series Biege Mini Tower Case with 300W Power Supply, Model:SLK1600,Retail. $46.00
    Mobo: Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe Retail $117.99
    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - OEM $85.00
    Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu Aluminum + Copper CPU Cooler for AMD XP Socket 462,754 and Intel Socket 478,Retail. $35.99
    RAM: 2 - Crucial 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - OEM $98.00 each x 2 = $196.00
    Vid. Card: ATI RADEON 9600 PRO 128MB 8X AGP DVI/TV RETAIL $173.00
    DVD/CD burner: Lite On LDW-811S Beige DVD-Dual Drive, 2MB, OEM Bulk Pack $149.00
    CD-ROM: LITE-ON 16X DVD ROM Drive XJ-HD166/XJ-HD 165H - OEM $31.99
    Floppy Drive: PANASONIC JU-256A798P 1.44 MB 3.5 INCH HIGH DENSITY FLOPPY DISK DRIVE, OEM, DRIVE ONLY $6.00
    Hard Drive: Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM SATA HARD DRIVE, Model WD1200JD, OEM DRIVE ONLY $114.00
    Accessories: 2 - Sunon 80mm Ball Bearing Case fan,Model:KD1208PTB2,OEM. $3.99 each x 2 = $7.98

    Total: $962.95 + shipping

    I think I remembered everything :dunno:

    Edit: Forgot hard drive before :o
     
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  8. skooter

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    http://www.etccomputer.ca

    AMD Athlon XP 3000+ CPU Retail Box 333MHz With Fan Barton
    1024MB DDR400 PC3200 Memory (Major Brand)
    ASUS A7N8X DX Deluxe Mother Board
    Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM IDE 8MB Cache Serial ATA
    LG 52X32X52 CD-RW (black)
    Mitsumi 4X DVD RW +- Rewriter
    ASUS V9480VTD GF4 TI4800SE 128M, DDR, AGP8X, TV-Out, DVI, VI
    Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
    Onboard 10/100 Mbps Network Card
    Xpider Color Case (Black)
    420 Watt Enlight Power Supply Dual Fan
    1 Year Parts & 3 Years Labor Warranty

    Sub Total: 1,462.00
    Shipping: 76.40
    GRAND TOTAL: $ 1,538.40

    Prices are in canadian, so 1538.40/1.60 = 961.50 shipped.

    i saved the configuration as #: 61509072
    http://www.etccomputer.ca/eShop/default.asp?selection=system&usersysid=61509072
     
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  9. Penguin Man

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    Actually, at current exchange rates, $1,538.40 is $1,185.03 US.
     
  10. jrmy

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    MOBO: Albatron 865 PE PRO II or Abit Ic7 = both very capable motherboards at great prices with the latest technology!!!!(i went with the albatron: so far very happy with the outcome of my decision.)!!!!

    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4c = hyperthreading technology,800 mhz FSB, easily overclockable to up to 3.6 Ghz!!!!

    Memory: OCZ pc4000 El Gold edition ddr memory 512 MB = some of the best quality,fastest memory out there!(come stock with gold plated heat sinks)!!!!

    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9600Pro(could go with 9800 pro for a little more money)!!!!

    Hard Drive: 80Gb Seagate SATA Barracuda V = SATA=faster than IDE,quiet!!!!

    Heatsink: Thermalright SLK 947u = copper,BIG!!!!(only need this heatsink if you plan on overclocking that awesome 2.4c processor.)!!!!

    CDRW: Lite-on 52x cdrw drive = good brand,good warranty, good value!!!!

    Floppy: Sony 3.5" floppy = cheap,namebrand!!!!

    Case: Kingwin KT-424 Aluminum case = Aluminum(better cooling),great case for the budget gamer!!!!

    Sound Card: Turtle Beach Santa Cruz = better compatibility than soundblaster,greater value!!!!

    Fan(for heatsink): Thermaltake 92mm(only need this BIG fan if planning on overclocking the P4!!!!) = 56cfm at 35dba of noise!!!!

    Powersupply: Enermax 470 watt power supply = good clean,RAW POWER!!!!

    IDE cables: any round IDE cables will do = better air flow!!!!

    Floppy cable: same as above!!!!

    TOTAL COST= $1926.49


    P.S.(this is my EXACT same setup up except for a few additions...i can vouch 100% on all of these products and i'll tell you what man you are one lucky S.O.B!!!! i went through literally months of research
    (news groups,googling,ect.) on all of these products but i guess im glad to pass on my info so that others may not have to do so much research.

    oh and i really.. really.. really.. recommend using www.newegg.com to purchase everything that you can = fast a$$ shipping,and low prices on quality brands!!!!
    Jrmy
     
  11. jrmy

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    ooopps forgot to add in www.newegg.com ships most of thier murchandise for free!
     
  12. Blindsight

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    Knowing WRX>Mustang, something tells me no one will be getting paypal'd anything :jerkit:
     
  13. Penguin Man

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    I don't even have a paypal account, didn't do that for the money, just to be helpful and for something to do this morning.

    BTW, prices I quoted are from NewEgg.
     
  14. shut up retard, you dont know me at all.



    To the rest of you: Ill review it, thanks :)

    oh and heh jrmy, your computer is 1k over budget :sad2:
     
  15. jrmy

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    OOOOOPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!
    i mean............
    TOTAL= $926.49
    ps: sorry bout the mistake hope this helps!
     
  16. Penguin Man

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    :rofl: When I saw that post I was like "wtf, didn't he read ~$1000?" but I guess that explains it :big grin:
     
  17. jrmy

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    yeah...that explains it LOL! i even added it up right the first time i somehow just added a 1 in front of the total i got....my dad gave me a $1,000 spending limit last year to build my new computer and that is where this setup came from!
     
  18. jrmy

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    is this guy EVAR!!!!, going to respond!?!damn its been like 2 weeks now i mean COM'ON!
     
  19. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    lol, you obviously don't know who he is :rofl:
     
  20. jrmy

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    what do you mean by that:squint: who is he,what kind of guy is he?
     
  21. Blindsight

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    And just a little FYI, he's started like 5 of these threads at different times and in different child-forums here on OT. He IM'ed me a few days ago asking me to give him advice for yet another "paypal reward" thread. No one is getting jack from this kid. He's just a whiny 16 y/o nerd.
     
  22. jrmy

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    And just a little FYI, he's started like 5 of these threads at different times and in different child-forums here on OT. He IM'ed me a few days ago asking me to give him advice for yet another "paypal reward" thread. No one is getting jack from this kid. He's just a whiny 16 y/o nerd.




    [i belive you!!!!!!!!!but hey im 16 also!(bout to be 17)lol]
     

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