Help me build a computer

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    spyder2581 Active Member

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    I am looking to get a new desktop for $600 tops. I want to have everything, including a monitor. It doesnt have to be anything special, but I want an athlon or a P4. I know dell would be a pretty good place to start but their 40% off deal isnt here still that i know of. Any suggestions??:dunno:
     
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    As much as I hate to say it, it's going to be near impossible to match a Dell at that price -- with a monitor.

    I'd almost recommend the Dell Inspiron B120 @ $549. It's a laptop, but a damn good deal, if you ask me.

    If you want to build it yourself:

    $38.88 - NEC 16X DVD+/-RW Drive Black
    $62.99 - Antec SLK1650B w/350W PSU Black
    $58.00 - Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATAII HDD
    $149.99 - X2Gen 15" LCD 8ms Black
    $62.99 - Logitech Z-4 2.1 Speakers Black
    $17.00 - Logitech Internet Pro Desktop KB/Mouse Combo Black
    $39.00 - Corsair ValueSelect 512MB Kit (2x256MB) PC-3200
    $68.99 - Intel D101GGCL Mobo
    $104.00 - Intel Pentium 4 506 (2.66GHz) EMT64 LGA-775 Box
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    $601.84

    If you build your own, everything I have recommended on my component list carries a minimum of a 3 year warranty. The Hard Drive is 5 year, and the memory is life-time. This is without OS. Adding Windows XP Home is $90. You can save money by getting a CRT instead of the LCD.
     
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    thanks alot .....do you know when dell will have any of their big deals going on again?
     
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    no. But I highly recommend you build one over buying a dell p.o.s.
     
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    any other suggestions jollyogre??? What about Amd's? I am going to build my own I think..I appreciate your help
     
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    you can go with AMD... I'd recommend the AMD Athlon 64 3000+ which I think newegg has for $120. Get an Asus or MSI mobo. Probably gonna need the ATi chipset to get decent onboard video. The Intel machine is probably a little cheaper.
     
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    thanks a lot!
     

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