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Buying a new Computer, need to know if its worth the $$

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April 13, 2006 12:24:31 PM

Ok, these are the specs, and the guy wants $500 for it. Once i buy it though i will need to get a new video card(MB only supports 8x AGP) and more RAM. Let me know what you think.

AMD 3000+ cpu 64 bit Athlon not a Sempron - about 3 weeks old retail 3 year warr.
mobo M871G mobo has sata 2, 8x agp -about 3 months old lots of warr left 9 months+
512 pc3200 ddr ram -New
160 gig harddrive -New - 5 year warr.
New DVD burner
New case see thru side hidden 1/2 front swing door led fans easy
install tools-less pci cards Front panel LCD display temp time fan speeds etc... black case with red accents COLORSit model 8023C Soho Series Nice looking case dual fans over under design on top vent hole runs really really cool lots of room for more fans at least 5 more

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April 13, 2006 1:26:57 PM

If you are going spend the money I would look for something with PCIe graphics, AGP is dead tech.
April 13, 2006 7:11:14 PM

AMD 3000+ cpu 64 bit Athlon ~120
mobo M871G mobo ~50
512 pc3200 ddr ram ~40
160 gig harddrive -New ~80
New DVD burner ~40
New case ?

Might be abit low on the cpu but what the ...
u got roughly ~330-350$ + case if u buy them new
So a case for 150$???

So if u get the parts for 300-350 (as I cant tell what the case is and whats it goes for its hard to tell - can be worth 400+ but hardly 500)then u got a good deal for me I think 500 looks way to much
Sure if u buy awerything new then parhaps then it is 500 but prob less online. And now we are talking second hand even if u get good varanties and so on.
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April 13, 2006 7:18:42 PM

Im Canadian, i think i should have mentioned that before, i think that makes a difference in the prices for the new pieces. When i was looking online to compair, a 160GB hd was at least $115 and it would be around $200 plus tax and shipping for a MB/CPU. Mabye i am not looking at the right sites or something, cause i used tigerdirect.ca for the price comparisons. Anyways, thanks for the feedback
April 13, 2006 7:45:05 PM

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Im Canadian, i think i should have mentioned that before, i think that makes a difference in the prices for the new pieces. When i was looking online to compair, a 160GB hd was at least $115 and it would be around $200 plus tax and shipping for a MB/CPU. Mabye i am not looking at the right sites or something, cause i used tigerdirect.ca for the price comparisons. Anyways, thanks for the feedback


Tigerdirect sucks, its like ... i don't know just really bad.

Use NCIX and/or MemoryExpress

ncix.com
memoryexpress.com
April 13, 2006 8:15:00 PM

buy it for 500 buy a 80 dollar PCI-express motherboard and a video card to fit your budget plus another stick of 512 and you have yourself a decent computer. all in all the upgrades should cost anywhere from 300-500...have fun
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