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July 7, 2002 11:07:21 PM

This is a machine for my brother. Everything needed is here and spec'd out along with where you can order it.

The total of these products is $503 shipped, except he wants a super-duper studio sound card that cost $205 shipped.

If you can find anything to improve on here or a way to save money let me know please. Still trying to figure out how I want to do the OS since that winXPpro for $50 deal is dead.

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Mainboard
Model: SOLTEK SL-75DRV4
Price: $79 shipped ($75)
From: www.newegg.com
Comment: Tom's Hardware's top pick. The one I use now (DRV2) and like a lot.
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CPU
Model: Athlon XP 1800+
Price: $83 shipped ($83)
From: http://www.tcwo.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_pro...
Comment: Optimal value here.
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Memory
Model: Crucial PC2100 256 MB
Price: $45 shipped ($50 with $5 coupon)
From: www.crucial.com
Comment: Lifetime warrenty.
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Harddrive
Model: Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM EIDE ATA-133 HARDDRIVE
Price: $67 shipped ($66)
From: http://www.estoretogo.com/showitem.asp?item=HD-MX540S
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Video
Model: Geforce 3 (MSI /w Vid-in, Vid out)
Price: $104 shipped ($95)
From: http://www.fticomputer.com/cgis/detail.cgi?product=VB-M...
Comment: Excellent card that has depreciated in cost from $300+
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Sound
Model: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX
Price: $205 shipped ($192)
From: http://store.yahoo.com/nexthardwareshope/sounblasaudp.h...
Comment: This is the model you say you want. This is as good a price I can find on something that usually goes for $245 before shipping.
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DVD/CDR-RW
Model: Samsung Combo CD-RW/DVD 32x8x8x4x
Price: $58 shipped ($49)
From: http://corporate.auctionworks.com/store/itemDetail.asp?...
Comment: Two in one - the speeds are decent. Same source as floppy.
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Floppy
Model: Y-E Data 1.44 OEM
Price: $9 shipped ($5)
From: http://corporate.auctionworks.com/store/itemDetail.asp?...
Comment: If you can't salvage one from a junk system, you can get this one
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Case/PS
Model: SuperCase 7C443115 /w 300w powersuply.
Price: $45 (shipping cost unknown)
From: http://www.pyrinex.com/cases/
Comment: This is a good, inexpensive steel case recommended by Tom's Hardware.
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CPU Fan
Model: Cooler Master EP5-6151
Price: $13 shipped ($6)
From: http://www.belka.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&...
Comment: I have some arctic Silver II that you can use between it and the CPU.
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Operating System
Model: Microsoft XP Professional
Price: Working on this. Prices fluctuate a lot.
From: Working on this. Prices fluctuate a lot.
Comment: This is a final step. You can get this for Free or you can get it for $92. Looking around still.
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July 8, 2002 12:24:11 AM

dull

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