Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building 1k comp need a flat screen

Tags:
Last response: in CPUs
Share
March 25, 2004 5:56:28 AM

I need to build a computer for a friend all he will use it for is gaming a surfing the web. Number one thing is he wants a Flatscreen monitor. I can get him something good but Im stuck because I don't want to give him anything worse then a Athlon 64 because dell can give a ok gaming comp at 1k and I don't know if any of you guys know any better set ups. He really wants a good case and thinks the dell case sux but hey he needs the flatscreen. Here is what I have right now but I need to shave 400.00 off but don't know what to downgrade and still say its a better gaming comp then what dell is offering.

Cases (Computer Cases, ATX Form)
Thermaltake Black Xaser V Damier Full-Tower Case with 420W Power Supply, Model "V5420AU" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Case Type: Modern Tower –Xaser V Damier
Color: Black
Material: 1.0 mm SECC Chassis, Aluminum made Front door
Drive Bays: External 5 x 5.25" - 2 x 3.5" Internal 3 x 3.5"
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: Dual USB2.0 & IEEE1934 firewire in front
Power Supply: 420W Power Supply
Cooling System: 2x 80mm (see pics), 3x 90mm
Dimensions: (LxWxH) 17" x 7.5" x 21"
Special Features: 4 channel VR fan speed controllers, Digital LCD monitor with blue back lighting more info>
N82E16811133125 $160.00
$160.00

CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)
SONY Black 52x32x52 IDE Internal CD-RW Drive, Model CRX230E-B2, OEM
Specifications:
Write Speed: 52X CD-R,32X CD-RW
Read Speed: 52X CD-ROM
Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
Features: PowerBurn Conformed, VAS Vibration Reduction
Remark: OEM Drive Only more info>
N82E16827106816 $34.00
$34.00

CD/DVD ROM Drives
Lite-On Black 16X DVD-ROM Drive, Model XJ-HD166, OEM
Specifications:
Read Speed: 48X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
Interface: E-IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: Not specified
Access Time: 120ms ( typical )
Data Transfer Rate: DVD-ROM 8600~21600 KB/sec, CD-ROM 3000~7200 KB/sec
Features: SMART-X Technology, Easy-Tray Design for Both Horizontally & Vertically Use
Remark: OEM (see pictures for details) more info>
N82E16827131603 $27.50
$27.50

Hard Drives
Western Digital Special Edition 120GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD1200JB, OEM Drive Only
Specifications:
Capacity: 120GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: High-performance with 8MB Buffer
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
Remark: OEM Drive Only more info>
N82E16822144118 $97.00
$97.00

Keyboards
ORtek MCK-9000 Wireless OfficeMedia Pro Keyboard and Optical Mouse PS2 103keys -RETAIL
Specifications:
Interface: PS2
Number Of Keys: 103 keys + 30 function keys + 2 wheel
Wireless Technology: RF
Palm Rest: detachable
Design Style: standard
Mouse included: wireless optical wheel
Features: 27 MHz RF Technology, 256 Security ID Codes, Omni-directional operation with 5 foot range, Power Saving Design, Optical mouse provides excellent precision on most any flat, non-reflective surface, Unique Scroll Wheel and Volume Knob, 12 Programmable Hot Keys,Ergonomic Styling and easy tactile keys lets you work longer in comfort more info>
N82E16823134006 $36.99
$36.99

Memory (System Memory)
Corsair Value Select Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1G(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - OEM
Specification
Manufacturer: Corsair
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 3
Support Voltage: 2.5V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: two 64M x 64 -Bit
Warranty: Lifetime more info>
N82E16820145480 $167.00
$167.00

Monitors - LCD Flat Panel
Unbranded AT 700S (Manufactured by Neso) 17" LCD Monitor w/ Speakers - OEM
Specifications:
Panel Type: 17" active matrix TFT LCD panel
Native Resolution: SXGA 1280X1024
Pixel Pitch: 0.264 mm
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 400 : 1
Response Time: Tr 15ms/ Tf 35ms
View Angle: L/R +70°~ -70°, U/D +60°~ -65°
Input Connectors: 15-pin mini D-sub
Features: Built-in 1W x2 speakers & microphone jack, earphone jack
Dimensions & Weight: 17.64" x 17.05" x 7.87" (HxWxD) / 14.33 lbs
Manufacturer's Warranty: 3-year limted warranty
Dead Pixels Policy: Replacement or Refund for 8 or more DEAD PIXELS ONLY! more info>

Standard Warranty only N82E16824013001 $348.00
$348.00

Motherboards - AMD
MSI VIA K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Athlon 64 CPU, Model "K8TM-ILS" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Supported CPU: Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64 Processor
Chipset: VIA K8T800 + VT8237
RAM: 2x DIMM for DDR400/DDR333/DDR266 Max 2GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X (1.5V), 3x PCI, 1x CNR
Ports: 2xPS/2,1xLPT,1xCOM,1xLAN,3xIEEE1394(Rear 1),8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),Audio ports
Onboard Audio: ALC655 6-Channel AC97 CODEC
Onboard LAN: VIA VT8237 MAC + VIA 6103 10/100Mbps PHY
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA, RAID 0,1
Onboard 1394: 3 port by VIA VT6307
Form Factor: microATX more info>
N82E16813130451 $94.00
$94.00

Processors

AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor - OEM
Specification
Model: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Operating Frequency: 2.0GHz
FSB: Integrated into Chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.5V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket 754
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: OEM(Processor Only) more info>
N82E16819103425 $211.00
$211.00

Video Cards
SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -BULK
Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9800PRO/380MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/680MHz
BUS: AGP 1X/2X/4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video Out)+DVI Connector
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: 4 Cables, VGA via DVI Adapter, PowerDVD, Driver CD
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz more info>
N82E16814102268 $211.00
$211.00

Extend my Standard Warranty on the above qualified items: $62.31


Subtotal » $ 1,386.49
Shipping and Handling Charge »
Tax Instruction for All Resellers How Newegg.com calculates shipping $
FedEx International Economy - PR ONLY APO/FPO - Military ONLY FedEx Standard Overnight FedEx 2Day FedEx Express Saver Choose which State to ship AA AP AE ALASKA ALABAMA ARKANSAS ARIZONA CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DELAWARE FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IOWA IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MASSACHUSETTS MARYLAND MAINE MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSOURI MISSISSIPPI MONTANA NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA NEBRASKA NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO NEVADA NEW YORK OHIO OKLAHOMA OREGON PENNSYLVANIA PUERTO RICO RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH VIRGINIA VERMONT WASHINGTON WISCONSIN WEST VIRGINIA WYOMING
Grand Total » $ 1,386.49



-------------------------------------------------
Remember what your fighting for, Remember why you even started fighting, and Remember who you are
a c 159 à CPUs
March 25, 2004 3:31:03 PM

I believe your budget is unrealistic. In order for you to get close to $1000, you'd be better off going with a standard .25 dot 17" monitor. You can find them as low as $99 at Fry's or various places online. You could also find a decent case for about half of what you've budgeted. And the nforce3 250 boards are just weeks away. Worth waiting for.
March 25, 2004 4:35:31 PM

IT sux that he wants a Flat screen as thats what makes it so god damn expencive. If it wasn't for the flat screen I would only be like 100.00 over pluse I would get him a 19". Ack I hate flatscreen monitors and I think they look like crap for games. He needs it because his g/f is the one with the cash and she wants a dell but said that she might consider going through me but she needs the flatscreen. I convinced him that the computer I have here would be much better for him then one that could be build by dell. But to keep it a top of the line gaming computer I would need 1400.00 so he is going to go and talk to his girlfriend and see if he can convince her to spend 1400.00.

[-peep-] flatscreens :p .

-------------------------------------------------
Remember what your fighting for, Remember why you even started fighting, and Remember who you are
Related resources
March 25, 2004 10:19:32 PM

Do you mean flat screen CRT or just an expression for LCD?
All LCD's are flat screen, but a lot of CRT's advertise that too. For a CRT, can't beat Samsung! But if you want and LCD, can't beat Samsung!

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. Now, let's eat!
March 26, 2004 2:37:43 AM

What does dell give you for a grand?
March 26, 2004 3:07:56 AM

LOL that flat screen is TERRIBLE! He may even get a headache playing on it. 17" CRT or catch a deal from dell on lcd's...

SEX is like math. Add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and hope you dont multiply
March 26, 2004 3:38:09 AM

He wants a LCD sorry. Anyway the chick really doesn't care if the monitor is good or not for number 1: she just wants something that looks cool and to her LCD is much prettier then big CTR monitors, and Second and this one I will agree with: She has a 50" plazma screen that my guy can hook his comp upto and play games if need be.

-------------------------------------------------
Remember what your fighting for, Remember why you even started fighting, and Remember who you are
March 26, 2004 4:19:25 AM

Do you realize the emissions on that plasma? He's gonna screw up his eyes using that thing. Maybe a 15" LCD?

SEX is like math. Add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and hope you dont multiply
March 26, 2004 4:37:26 AM

i really hate people that put form over function. any cheap no name flat screen like that is going to lick balls.

wpdclan.com cs game server - 64.246.52.144:27015
now featuring (optional) cheating death!
March 26, 2004 5:23:13 AM

I want a no name flat screan if it's gonna lick my balls. As long as I dont have to use it for gaming.
March 26, 2004 6:19:06 AM

you might want to reconsider that, theres nothing on a flat screen monitor that is soft or not sharp lol

wpdclan.com cs game server - 64.246.52.144:27015
now featuring (optional) cheating death!
March 26, 2004 10:32:54 PM

But it doesn't have the 40,000 volt flyback of a crt Ouch!!
March 27, 2004 12:54:43 AM

Try harder to convince his girl that a CRT is the way to go. Perhaps buy both and then he can compare and return the one they dont want...

Balls, said the Queen if I had them I would be king!
!