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September 22, 2009 9:37:45 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP - 2 weeks max

BUDGET RANGE: $200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet / Word Processing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case, Power Supply, keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Whatever is the cheapest i guess

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Pentium 4 3.2ghz Socket 775

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I already have a case for her, and the power supply. Just need to build a cheaper home pc build based around the P4 3.2ghz. Any build ideas and or knowledge of where to get this older hardware?

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a c 272 ) Power supply
September 22, 2009 9:45:29 PM

Do you already have the P4? I would really suggest something like an Athlon II 245 if you dont already have the P4. If its a socket 775 P4 you should be able to get a cheap board that supports it off newegg along with some DDR2 ram, get a Gxx board so you dont have to get a GPU too. If you dont already have the p4 its going to be harder to get.
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a b ) Power supply
September 22, 2009 9:53:11 PM

Building around that old CPU is a big mistake since you can build a MUCH faster computer for just a few dollars more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... (AMD Athlon II X2 240 + Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H combo) $119.99

WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-4096K - Retail $49.99 - $10 MIR

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $49.99

Total - $219.97 - $10 MIR

You could go with a cheaper hard drive to get to your budget, but the newer drives are considerably faster and not much more money.
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a b ) Power supply
September 22, 2009 10:22:25 PM

^+1. Let the P4 die. The X2 240 is leagues ahead of the P4/Pentium D.
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a b ) Power supply
September 22, 2009 10:24:12 PM

The only good place for a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 is the garbage can.
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September 22, 2009 10:41:44 PM

Why oh Why new build with p4, if you must get some cheap second hand parts from ebay, bet you will come in under $100 this way!
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September 22, 2009 10:59:27 PM

you can easily purchase a refurb p4 system under $200
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September 22, 2009 11:03:09 PM

> Internet / Word Processing

If that's all, then ...

Intel Celeron 430 Conroe-L: $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P5KPL-CM LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard: $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory: $34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner: $28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Subtotal: $157.00 (excluding shipping)

ALL BRAND NEW HARDWARE!!

That leaves you $43.00 to play with :) 


p.s. The Celeron 430 is plenty of power:
don't be deceived by the name, which was
re-branded for Conroe single-core CPUs
and later for a few dual-core CPUs too.

Search for "Celeron" at Newegg for a list:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


MRFS
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September 22, 2009 11:24:39 PM

damn you just made me s**t in my pants, ARE YOU SERIOUS? A P4 BUILD IN THE YEAR 2009? EVEN FOR 200 DOLLARS, YOU CAN GET A BETTER COMPUTER (SOMEONE POSTED A BUILD ABOVE).

this thread is just pointless, i give that p4 a throw to the garbage where it belongs :D  just an opinion
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a b ) Power supply
September 22, 2009 11:47:11 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
The only good place for a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 is the garbage can.

Or as a heater :lol: 
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September 23, 2009 12:24:09 AM


Alright, so I was going to make her a dirty Pentium 4 system, but you guys talked me out of it to say the least. So I have a case, Power supply, and all the case mods for it. Now for the actual system, lolz... I want to keep this PC as cheap as I can but still get decent hardware. All this PC will most likely be used for is facebook, net surfing, and a few papers for college. As I said, my budget is around $200, buuut, if any of you can find some good ways to budget it less, props.

Any thoughts?
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September 23, 2009 4:04:48 AM

did you even read the above comments? sigh..

Quoting shortstuff_mt: "

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... (AMD Athlon II X2 240 + Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H combo) $119.99

WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-4096K - Retail $49.99 - $10 MIR


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $49.99

Total - $219.97 - $10 MIR

You could go with a cheaper hard drive to get to your budget, but the newer drives are considerably faster and not much more money."
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a b ) Power supply
September 23, 2009 4:39:38 AM

intels own $70 budget e5200 is a more powerful cpu than the most powerful P4 ever made , let alone the 3.2 GHz version
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September 23, 2009 5:00:46 AM

Possible troll?
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September 23, 2009 5:02:36 AM

I can buy P4 refurbs for $100.
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