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August 25, 2006 3:52:44 PM

Hi guys !

i need some help from u. i m going to buy a PC in few weeks but i m confused what to buy !!

and also there is another problem , that my budget is low $ 550

what would u prefer for me which could come in this budget

Intel or AMD ??? in processor

in Graphics card Nvidia or ATI ?? since i like to play lot of games like Oblivion , Fear and many other games ...

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August 25, 2006 4:44:17 PM

Does this $500 have to include a keyboard, case, monitor, mouse, speakers, etc.?

For such a tight budget you'd be better off going for an AMD with socket 939.

On Newegg, you can get something like an Athlon 64 3700+ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...) and ABIT KN8 nforce 4 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...) as a combo for $156.99.

For a video card, I would normally say to go for a Sapphire Radeon x850xt from Newegg becuase they had them at $130, but right now they're sold out, so your best bet would probably be the x800GTO (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...) for $129.99.

You could then get a gigabyte of Corsair Value Select (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...) for $104.99.

That's around $400 for that. If you need a monitor, case, PSU, mouse, keyboard, and speakers, though, then this might go a little over your budget. If you're not gaming, then you could just buy a motherboard with onboard video and save yourself money there which you could use towards whatever else you need to buy.
August 25, 2006 9:56:18 PM

i already have monitor and other accessories

just need to build new PC

if the budget gets increased upto $600 that could be adjusted for the best thing

My few friends are telling me buy Intel Pentium 4 Dual core processor with some good board .. they were saying that may cost me 200 to 220

then the other things could be brought easily.....
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August 25, 2006 10:14:33 PM

I'm guessing they're talking about a Pentium D and not a Conroe. I wouldn't go for either, on your budget. Conroe (Core 2 Duo) is a very good processor, but considering that you can only spend $550 or $600, I wouldn't recommend it. Pentium D's are decent processors, but for the same price of a Pentium D you can get a better AMD processor. If you really want dual core, you could go with an AMD X2. If guess since you're building the system from scratch then you should go with a socket AM2 processor and some decent DDR2 RAM. Or if you have leftover DDR400 RAM that you can use, I would stick with Socket 939.

Pentium D is just a bad choice since AMD's price drops.
August 25, 2006 10:33:15 PM

thanks !! javascript:emoticon(':D ')
Very Happy

estimatingly 400 are used in buying processor , card and ram
now only 150-200 are left

three things are left now

HD , PSU and a DVD-R ....
August 25, 2006 10:40:24 PM

Do you need a case?

For A PSU I'd recommend the Antec SmartPower 2.0, and 500W should be more than enough for your needs(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...) .I wouldn't recommend getting a random off-brand PSU. While they may be much cheaper, it's important to get a reputable brand.

For a harddrive, the Western Digital Caviar 250GB SATA is very good for the price (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...).

And if you want a DVD-RW (they're not much more expensive than a DVD-ROM drive these days), you'd be fine going with something like this 16X burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...).

And with all of that you should still be within your budget.
August 25, 2006 11:57:21 PM

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i already have monitor and other accessories

just need to build new PC

if the budget gets increased upto $600 that could be adjusted for the best thing

My few friends are telling me buy Intel Pentium 4 Dual core processor with some good board .. they were saying that may cost me 200 to 220

then the other things could be brought easily.....


List EXACTLY what you need. Don't be vague like this, it makes it really hard for us to help you if we don't know what you need! We can't keep you under budget if you're too lazy to type in what you need.

So far its a processor, motherboard, RAM?, case?, HDD? (how many?), etc.

Or if that's too hard, list what you have that you will be bringing into the new build so we don't have to waste our time.
August 26, 2006 3:53:44 PM

i m building my PC from start

i need processor , board , HD , Graphic card , PSU , case , RAM and a DVD-RW .......



i need 1 more sugestion that i already have

Intel P4 2.4 Ghz (Socket 478)
P4VP-MX ASUS mother board (AGP 4X slot)
GeForce FX 5200 Nvidia (128 MB)
256 DDR-Ram
80 GB HITACHI ATA Hard drive

the suggestion i need is that should i upgrade it now or wait for something new ???
August 28, 2006 6:25:10 PM

As for your new computer, I'd do what jack suggested, get a system that was core 2 duo upgradeable and go from there.

As for your existing computer, what would you upgrade it to? you can't really jump to a new processor, but you could up your vid card and RAM. but other than that, its pretty much a dead end.
sounds like you can wait, so if you can wait, just wait. if you can't play your brand new game or something, then upgrade.
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