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July 17, 2002 6:30:22 PM

Ok, my grandparents want a new system. Dell, and Gateway, and other cheap computer stores do not have the right specs/price i want. here is what i want in the system, and hoever can make this system (overclocking if they wish) and offer it for the lowest price i will buy it.

I need the following:

P4 aynwhere from 1.5 Ghz and up
at least 256 DDR RAM
decent MOBO
G4 MX
any decent monitor 17'
decent keyboard, and would prefer optical mouse.
Windows XP Home
80GB hardrive
cheap soundcard/decent 2 piece speakers
Case of your choice
Fans, and cabling are up to you, and stable overclocking will make me want to buy from you. Send detailed specs and pricing in a reply to this or to davismvd@hotmail.com

im looking for a low price under $500 or under $600 if possible.The lowest price/best stable OC'ing wins.

I will expect all parts assembled properly in the case, and shipped also.
Thanks.


My computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

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July 17, 2002 6:38:09 PM

Excuse me, I was looking for the CPU discussion group... not the QUOTATION Forum!

<font color=red>Floppy disk?!? What the heck's a floppy disk?!?</font color=red>
July 17, 2002 6:41:19 PM

That price might be difficult to accomodate with those specs. Shipping alone will put a pretty good dent on the price. I know you said you couldn't find what you wanted at Dell, but I do know that they are offering $100 rebate + free shipping + free cd-rw upgrade. I was able to put together a decent p4 1.8 system for $609 without monitor. Look into it.
Just outta curiousity, why do your grandparents need anything faster than a 1ghz?
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July 17, 2002 6:41:43 PM

I really dont think its possible to do for that low a price.....i can do it for about $800 American.........think ur gonan make to fork over more in order to get it done decently...

<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?id=13597" target="_new">-MeTaL RoCkEr</A>
July 17, 2002 6:57:36 PM

ok, let me get more reasonable. I will take any graphics card..at least 64MB. I will settle for 60GB hardrive, and would there be a noticeable difference between a 1.5 Ghz Celeron and a 1.5 Ghz Pentium?

My computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
July 17, 2002 8:31:44 PM

They're the same thing. The new Celerons are based on the old P4s.

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July 17, 2002 9:09:29 PM

I do a system for you for $100 over cost, but you'll have to buy all the parts and send them to me.

<font color=blue>At least half of all problems are caused by an insufficient power supply!</font color=blue>
July 17, 2002 11:13:09 PM

crashman, ill consider it, unless anyone else offers to do it for lower.

My computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
July 17, 2002 11:30:47 PM

Are you stuck on Intel? You can do well with an AMD system. I could probably get one set up for about that price range.

English is phun.

ed: Check that "Similarly equiped" for close to that price range. The kicker is between the monitor and the OS, you've already spend over half the $600 budget.

ED-PS: How much are you paying whoever builds it for you?<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Bront on 07/17/02 06:33 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 17, 2002 11:39:26 PM

Um, am I missing something?

English is phun.
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July 18, 2002 3:32:30 AM

For the money you're talking about investing you might better reconsider Dell or Gateway.

You never know what you can do until you try.
July 18, 2002 4:00:02 PM

AMD is fine...just anything over 1.2 Ghz. I will pay anyone whoever give me the best offer. someone said theyd build it for $100...give me a better system price, and a better labor price and you got yourself a deal.

My computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
July 18, 2002 4:59:29 PM

well...here's in Canadian Dollars.......

Item Quantity Cost Each Total Cost Action
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ @ 1.47-GHz w/ 266Mhz FSB CPU OEM {REQUIRES HEAT SINK & FAN} {Invis: CP01947} 1 149.99 149.99 Remove
Thermaltake Volcano 7 Copper Heat Sink & 2900RPM -> 5000RPM 80mm Variable Fan (Recommended up to 2100+ Socket A & Socket 370) {Invis: AC02014} 1 34.99 34.99 Remove
256 MB - 184 Pin DDRAM @ PC2100 / 266Mhz {Invis: ME01702} 1 109.99 109.99 Remove
Asus A7S333 - Socket A ATX Motherboard DDR RAM ONLY SUPPORT {Invis: MB02141} 1 109.99 109.99 Remove
60 GB Maxtor 7200RPM Hard Drive OEM {Invis: HD01446} 1 139.99 139.99 Remove
Pioneer 16X DVD-Drive Tray Model OEM {Invis: CD01315} 1 74.99 74.99 Remove
SoundBlaster PCI 128 Soundcard OEM {Invis: SC00878} 1 29.99 29.99 Remove
Altec Lansing AVS-200 Speakers {Invis: SP02061} 1 29.99 29.99 Remove
Asus v8170DDR GeForce4 - 440MX w/ 64Mb DDR & TV-Out AGP Retail Box {Invis: VC02095} 1 164.99 164.99 Remove
KDS 17in Monitor {Invis: MN002345} 1 194.99 194.99 Remove
Premium Mid Tower ATX Case w/ 6 Drive Bays & 300W P.S. {Invis: CS00909} 1 74.99 74.99 Remove
Smartlink 10/100Mb PCI Network Card {Invis: NW01097} 1 14.99 14.99 Remove
Mitsumi 104 Keyboard {Invis: KB00133} 1 19.99 19.99 Remove
MS Compatible PS/2 Mouse w/ Wheel {Invis: MS01493} 1 14.99 14.99 Remove
SUBTOTAL $1164.86 $CDN

Plus Taxes.......so than u do ur american conversion........

<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?id=13597" target="_new">-MeTaL RoCkEr</A>
July 18, 2002 8:16:52 PM

Well, Here's what I came up with.

16X DVD
Floppy
60 GB 7200 RPM HD
104 Key Windows Keyboard
Logitech USB/PS2 optical wheelmouse
Samsung 17" CRT Monitor (Very nice 17" resolution, flat screen)
MSI Mainboard with SIS 745 Ultra chipset (DDR333)
1 x 256MB PC2700 CAS 2.0
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ (1.466 Ghz)
Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF
Altec Lansing AVS Speekers (Satilites and Sub)
ATI Radeon 8500LE 64MB DDR(250/275, overclockable to 300/300 and greater)
Windows XP Home.

Price, with building, is $1000. That includes everything from the hardware, to the building of the computer, to shipping. I would have to ship the monitor to you seperately from everything else, or else that would cost and additional $50 in shipping. If you buy the monitor yourself (I highly recomend it), that would knock $150 off the price tag.

Also, I didn't see any requirements for anything like a modem or a network card. Did you need either/both?

English is phun.

ED: For a downgrade to PC2100 Ram, Geforce 4 MX440, and simple paired speekers, it will drop the price an additional $50. However, I think that it's $50 well spent.

ED: Also, for $50 more, I can upgrade the HD to a 80 GB 7200 RPM Drive with 8MB Cache (Much faster disk access)

It's your system. I'll tailor it to your needs.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Bront on 07/18/02 05:04 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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