Is this a decent budget system?

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  1. Drunk Bastard Audio

    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    Cases (Computer Cases, ATX Form)
    Raidmax Model 268WYP(YELLOW/SILVER) 10-bay Case Retail

    CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)
    Optorite 4X DVD+/-RW Drive, Model DD0201, Retail

    Floppy Drives
    PANASONIC JU-256A798P 1.44 MB 3.5 INCH HIGH DENSITY FLOPPY DISK DRIVE, OEM DRIVE ONLY

    Hard Drives
    Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model 6Y080P0, OEM Drive Only

    Memory (System Memory)
    KRETON 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail

    Motherboards - AMD
    Albatron K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU, Model "K8X800 ProII" -RETAIL

    Power Supplies
    Allied 400W Power Supply ATX400P4 w/ Two Fans ***AMD APPROVED*** UL, CSA, FCC Approved

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    AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1MB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor - OEM

    Video Cards
    SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 128-bit, TV-Out, 8X AGP -OEM

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    Onboard sound


    all less then a grand shipped?
     
  2. plat

    plat New Member

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    a64 3400+ is a budget system? :rofl:

    edit: dont get that vid card though, atleast get something thats dx9 capable.
     
  3. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    What's the budget it?

    Here's a gaming system that Patrick Norton of The Screen Savers is doing for less than $500
    http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/products/story/0,24330,3598882,00.html
    Not finalized yet, but still damn good for being bought completely online and minus shipping
    They have another on the site that he did last year where he bought all the parts local.
     
  4. Drunk Bastard Audio

    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    a64 3400+ is the center piece...can't be cheap there :/
     
  5. randomjoker

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    Pretty nice but I don't like ATI, go with the FX. =D
     
  6. Froggy316

    Froggy316 berbagol

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    goto sharkyextreme.com and look at their january value gaming pc in their guides section.
     
  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Entirely a matter of personal opinion there. I bought an FX5200 for this machine and after my experience with it I'll never buy an nVidia card again.
     
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    you got the bottom of the bottom of the barrel and your unhappy? what did you expect? if you bought a 9600SE you would be equally unhappy.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I never said I was unhappy with the card, the graphcs are fine. I'm unhappy with nVidia because of all the fucking driver issues and such that I ran into.
     
  10. Drunk Bastard Audio

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    well being I don't play a shitload of games, I think the card I got will be ok for right now...
    someone mentioned about my choice of RAM on a different forum...asked why I went with 3200 instead of higher...my reasoning was because the 512mb stick was 70$
     
  11. randomjoker

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    Thats why you find the one that runs the best and stick with it.
     
  12. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :wtf:
     
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    system runs great...not bad for a first time pc builder.
     
  14. CyberBullets

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    dont worry this ae/noob is a nvidia fanboy...
     

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