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$700.00 to spend. Help me spend it.

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December 5, 2001 6:48:25 PM

Ok. I posted a little while ago about getting a bare bones comp. Had some solid advice. And I thank you for it. But now Im gonna order something by the weekend. I have $700.00 to spend.

All I want is a case, mobo, Athlon XP processor, and 512 megs of RAM. All prebuilt.

Tell me oh great OZ. What and where to go.

Thank you.

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December 5, 2001 8:45:22 PM

1. write $700 check out to LHGPooBaa, care of toms hardware

2. post.

Excuse me for a moment. I need to drive my ergonomic wheely chair over a sheet of bubble wrap!
December 6, 2001 12:23:11 AM

This is an easy question if we know what you want to use the PC for. Are you a gamer, an audiophile, a DVD ripper or do you just want a Word and Outlook machine that will last?

Try for prebuilts. However, you might want to know what to look for depending on what you want to use the computer for.

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December 6, 2001 8:15:02 AM

Gamer. Big time Gamer.

December 6, 2001 3:23:45 PM

You don't need hard drive(s), CD-ROM(s), video card, sound card, monitor...?

ONLY Case (& PSU), mobo, CPU and RAM?
Mate, $700 is going to go a long, long way...

Let's take a quick trip to <A HREF="" target="_new">Newegg</A>. Prices include shipping (FedEx saver in US).

Lian-Li PC62 USB - $185
Enermax 431w Whisper - $91
Abit KR7a-RAID - $182
AMD XP 1600+ (1.4GHz, OEM) - $126
2x 256MB PC2100, <A HREF="" target="_new">Crucial</A> - $106.18 (free 2nd day shipping)
HSF: Volcano 7 from <A HREF="" target="_new">CoolerGuys</A> - $30

That puts you a couple bucks over $700, but you can easily cut down on that (case or PSU, most likely). I haven't actually seen any reviews on the KR7a-RAID, but I can recommend it based on Abit's awesome reputation.

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December 7, 2001 10:18:50 AM

a good site to go is I get my cpu cheap there and mother board. and it verys on the the price. It depends on how you bid.

I keep to a price range and that what I get.