$700.00 to spend. Help me spend it.

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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  1. 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!
  2. 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 pricewatch.com 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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  3. Gamer. Big time Gamer.

  4. 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="http://www.newegg.com" 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="http://www.crucial.com" target="_new">Crucial</A> - $106.18 (free 2nd day shipping)
    HSF: Volcano 7 from <A HREF="http://www.coolerguys.com" 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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  5. a good site to go is http://www.ubid.com. 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.
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