Plz Help Me Design My PC!

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  1. Mr. Monopoly

    Mr. Monopoly OT Supporter

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    Howdy OTers,

    I'm trying to design a crucial PC on a strict budget and would like some suggestions on what to put inside. I want a resonably fast machine, probably about 2 ghz, with a mojo hard drive, and the ability to match up with a cable modem. It also should have good video as I will be using it for digital video. Can anybody help me keep it under a grand? :x:
     
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    does that include monitor keyboard and mouse?

    assuming it doesn't, then I'd do:

    $80 - Intel Celeron D 320 2.4GHz (Retail) [3 year warranty]
    $100 - Intel D865GLCL Motherboard (Retail) [3 year warranty]
    $170 - Corsair 1GB PC-3200 Kit (2x512MB) [Lifetime warranty]
    $60 - nVidia GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card [3 year warranty]
    $100 - Antec Sonata case w/350W PSU [1 year warranty]
    $90 - NEC 3500A 16X Double-Layer DVD+/-RW [1 year warranty]
    $10 - Floppy drive [1 year warranty]
    $95 - Windows XP Home
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    $705

    With an Intel Pentium 4 2.4A, it comes to $760.

    As you can see, a good system is NOT expensive.
     
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    I'd go for an AMD and drop the Windows (or at least make it XP Pro if you must), but otherwise that looks like a good system to me.
     
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    that system sucks...
     
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    why pro, versus home?
     
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    How about a harddrive? Its just not economical to build your own unless you are going high end...

    Including harddrive, lcd monitor, mouse, speakers and printer. Not as much memory or as good video (not that the other video is that great.)... Includes shipping.

    Spend the extra money for a 250 gig harddrive if you need it. (specials this weekend for around $100) and the video card you want..
     
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    oi, dell sucks bro.
     
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    bro???

    And a home built celeron is worth a shit?
     
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    celeron *D*... notice the "D". It's twice the cache and a 533MHz fsb...

    and yes, I'd take the celeron D over the dell anyday.

    Also notice I quote a 2.4A P4, as well... Not to mention a MUCH better warranty.
     
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    I've found pro is a lot easier to configure than home (for me anyway, since I hate fucking around with wizards and shit). Not sure on the real differences, since I don't really use either, but everyone seems to agree that pro is a much better system.
     
  11. Mr. Monopoly

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    Oi, I'm a loving that system. Thanks a ton for the suggestions Penguin. And nope, i don't need the keyboard and mouse, i'll buy one of those from goodwill. lol.
     
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    pro supports more than 5 systems in samba networking
    pro can connect to a domain controller
    pro supports improved windows file sharing.

    other than that, pro and home are the EXACT same. I connect to a DC, with more than 5 systems, and use robust file sharing, so I need pro. for 99% of users, they only need home.
     
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    pro is better...
     

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