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Pants
10-20-2005, 09:22 AM
This is a very budget system, I still tried to get quality stuff, though...

Thermaltake Case (Steel + Plastic, 2 120mm fans)
Aspire 500W PS
AMD 64 3000+ Venice 939-pin
Asus A8N-SLI nForce4
1 GB PNY Optima PC 3200 RAM
PNY Geforce 6600 GT 128 MB
Seagate Baracuda 160 GB HDD (7,200 RPM of course)
NEC 16x DVD Burner/etc

All of this plus keyboard and headphones from Newegg is $805

Now, I can get pretty much the same exact system (minus keyboard and headphones and the PS is 450W), already assembled for around $840 from www.cyberpowerinc.com (http://www.cyberpowerinc.com) Except there I get a free copy of HL2, wich I would probably sell for around $30.

Should I buy all that from Newegg, or are there better places with better deals, or should I save myself a shit ton of trouble and just get the system already assembled (of course, I have no idea what parts they use, the specs are the same though)?

Any help would be appreciated.

Mr. Laz
10-20-2005, 10:30 AM
Kingston HYPER X 1GB PC3200 400MHz 2x512MB HyperX DDR $89 (10 dollar rebate)

http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3746176


AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 133.90

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=A64-3200BW&c=fr&pid=8250d0b8fcaab9e8eb5aad638efd32bb6d9abe7f44fe4d17713afb359fdaa9ee

AeroSquid
10-20-2005, 11:21 AM
that system will run all current games. F E A R and Quake 4 type games will have to run at low rez and features. All in all a pretty nice budget pc. I would go with an Antec case/psu but i'm not a thermaltake fan.

Pants
10-20-2005, 11:38 AM
that system will run all current games. F E A R and Quake 4 type games will have to run at low rez and features. All in all a pretty nice budget pc. I would go with an Antec case/psu but i'm not a thermaltake fan.
It's pretty much designed to handle CS:S and WoW and the occasional new game... WoW is the f*cking devil.

Thanks for those great deals, Laz, I really appreciate it.

Mr. Laz
10-20-2005, 03:15 PM
It's pretty much designed to handle CS:S and WoW and the occasional new game... WoW is the f*cking devil.

Thanks for those great deals, Laz, I really appreciate it.
http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4280824

several good hard drive deals out there too

Seagate 300GB Ultra ATA/100 8MB Buffer ST3300831A-RK - Retail Hard Drive Kit.

Price: $ 139.99
After Rebate: $ 89.99

Boxed Hard Drives Kits - 300GB & Above - 7200RPM:
Outpost #: 4280824
Capacity: 300GB
Seek Time: 8.5ms
7200RPM
8MB Buffer
5 Years Limited Manufacturer Warranty
Regular Price - $199.99

Limit 1 per Household.