Build me a better comp for <= $490 US (shipped)

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  1. gaybutsex

    gaybutsex New Member

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    i changed my mind about some shit, i decided to build a cheaper comp.
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    ignore the price there, it's in canadian and doesn't include tax/shipping/insurance. the grand total comes out to 480.58 US.

    edit: i live in ontario, canada, so the site must deliver to there
     
  2. Fase

    Fase Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.

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    You're going to need 2x 37" mobile Flux Capacitors for that comp.
     
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    5200 is a crappy card (I have one, I know!) Shop around on the review sites and find something better in the same price range (check the benchmarks).

    Why a mobile processor?
     
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    that system flat out sucks for anything but basic office applications.

    socket a? no thanks.
    single channel? no way.
    2mb cache hdd? hell no.

    If at all possible, save up some cash for a better system.
     
  5. gaybutsex

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    I'm upgrading the ram and the card later on. The hdd is 8mb, look again. The processor is a mobile because they have unlocked multipliers and can be OC'ed like mad, since they create less heat. I'm talking 2.5ghz with stock cooling. And what's wrong with socket a?

    edit: I didn't do much research on the card though, if there's something better in the same price range I'll check it out. I'm buying it probably two weeks from now.
     
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    I would call that store to confirm the hdd, because the maxtor 1yr warranty drives are usually 2mb.
     
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    It's an OEM drive, does that matter?
     
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    OEM means it's just the product with no extras.
    In the case of the HDD, it's just the drive. No CD, that is use to boot from and format the drive, and no IDE cable and maybe no install manual.

    I bought a OEM SBLive 5.1 card once, I got only a couple of CD driver disc and the card in the static-free bag. No box, no extra software, no manual, nothing.
     
  9. MacAlert

    MacAlert Maxima driver OT Supporter

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    I know what OEM is, just wondering about the warranty.
     
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    I sell primarily OEM drives in my store, and they are 3-year warranty if they have the 8mb cache. My 2mb drives are only 1 year warranty. That is why I say you should confirm...
     
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    Well, I'll get the retail drive then, if it's there.
     
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    retail oem doesn't matter... both 3yr... it's the cache.
     
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    I know, plus I don't feel like tracking down any cables or software once all this shit comes in.
     
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    your mobo should include cables. no software is neccessary.
     
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    Yeah, I just noticed that. The stupid thing's got a 2mb cache anyway, I ended up going with an sata mobo/drive, oem.
     
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    good choice. sata is definitely > than ide.
     

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