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May 27, 2005 6:11:00 PM

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1. Have: I have a spare 3.0ghz P 4 CPU LGA 775 Socket 5xx series with
Heatsink, 2 sticks of 256MB of DDR2 400mhz memory, an 120mb IDE hard
drive (7200RPM, 8mb cache), modem, floppy drive, 2 CD-RW's (one is a
DVD ROM). The other compnents in an older machine are not removable.


2. Do Not Have: What I do not have is a Case, Power supply,
Mobo-motherboard, LAN card, low End Sound Card, low End Graphics Card
to start.

Since I am currently unemployed I need some things to do besides
looking for a job as IT Manager, Project Manager, etc...

Any recommendations on a kit that comes with a Case, MOBO (no CPU) that
can provide a basis to add my CPU and other compnents from 1 above, and
also might supply #2 to some degree?


THank you for several options. Rather have the CASE and MOBO and Power
Supply all put together already if possible. If not, but separately
good prices, no problem. Again hard disk I have is IDE not SATA.


Thanks, Patty
Anonymous
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May 30, 2005 6:02:14 AM

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On 27 May 2005 14:11:00 -0700, pattyjamas@hotmail.com wrote:

>1. Have: I have a spare 3.0ghz P 4 CPU LGA 775 Socket 5xx series with
>Heatsink, 2 sticks of 256MB of DDR2 400mhz memory, an 120mb IDE hard
>drive (7200RPM, 8mb cache), modem, floppy drive, 2 CD-RW's (one is a
>DVD ROM). The other compnents in an older machine are not removable.
>
>
>2. Do Not Have: What I do not have is a Case, Power supply,
>Mobo-motherboard, LAN card, low End Sound Card, low End Graphics Card
>to start.

All recent mbrds I've seen/bought have on-board LAN and sound and finding a
suitable integrated graphics mbrd should be no problem.

>Since I am currently unemployed I need some things to do besides
>looking for a job as IT Manager, Project Manager, etc...
>
>Any recommendations on a kit that comes with a Case, MOBO (no CPU) that
>can provide a basis to add my CPU and other compnents from 1 above, and
>also might supply #2 to some degree?
>
>
>THank you for several options. Rather have the CASE and MOBO and Power
>Supply all put together already if possible. If not, but separately
>good prices, no problem. Again hard disk I have is IDE not SATA.

Since all you need is a mbrd and case w. P/S, why not just buy them from
one of the vendors like www.newegg.com and put the mbrd in yourself - I
find it easier to put in CPU and especially memory into fresh slots with
the mbrd out of the case anyway. The only chore is dressing the cables and
with round IDE & floppy cables that's now easier.

If you're looking for brand recommendations, I currently like MSI for mbrds
and Antec for a case.

--
Rgds, George Macdonald
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Anonymous
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May 30, 2005 12:20:58 PM

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Thanks George. I lean toward MSI as well.

WIll look at Newegg.com. Been there before and also put together PC's
before. Sometimes you ojust want to take a break.

Thanks so much
Patty
Anonymous
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June 5, 2005 2:23:02 PM

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Found the people at Maximum Value Computer to be EXTREMELY helpful over
the 10 other companies I wrote (and heard little or nothing back). And
great prices. I am not associated with them in any way other than
talking to them and buying a barebones kit: They know their stuff and
have an 800#. Good support.

http://www.mcvpc.com/

Patty
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