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Old 06-27-02, 02:20 AM
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Building a computer, watcha think? (dirt cheap)

Here's what I have so far (I have a cheap CDROM and floppy already for it)

It's for my dad and he wants it dirt cheap. This is as cheap as I can get it. What do you guys think? I'm also considering a Dell refurb (more on that tomorrow) but for now I think this is the best bet. Do I need anything else for a CPU? I'm pretty handy with updgrades and stuff, but I've always stayed away from MoBo and CPU stuff. I think I need like thermal grease and a fan, is that right?

Thanks guys

(oh yeah in case you couldn't tell these products/prices are from Newegg.com)

Cases PC - ATX - Mini/Med Tower
MAXTOP 147KG2F-USB BLUE **Cool Case**2 Additional Fans : 1 x on the Top Panel, 1 x on the Side Panel, 1x Power Supply Fan** Intel P4/AMD Ready Two Fans 7-bay Front USB Connector 350W Power Supply Mid Tower PC CASE - RETAIL Fan: Sleeve. Dimensions (DxWxH): 18.5" x 8" x 17". Drive Bay: 5.25" External x 4, 3.5" External x 2, 3.5" Internal x 1.
N82E16811150028 $45.00
$45.00

Hard Drives - IDE
IBM 40GB 7200RPM Model # IC35L040AVVN07-0, Part # 07N8450 - 120GXP OEM, DRIVE ONLY
Specifications:
Size: 40 Gigabytes
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Seek time: 8.5ms
RPM:7200
Data Transfer: 40MB/sec
Cache 2MB
OEM(Drive alone) 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty --* Works With PC & Mac *--
N82E16822145018 $68.00
$68.00


Memory - PC (DDR)
Crucial Micron 128MB 16x64 PC2100 DDR RAM, 184-Pin, CL=2.5-Unbuffered 2.5V, 6-Layers CT1554Z265.16T. Requires DDR supported Motherboard - Lifetime Warranty. OEM/ NOT RETAIL BOX.
N82E16820145003 $27.00
$27.00


Modems
Encore 56k PCI Modem with MOTOROLA Chipset Voice, Data Fax ENF656-PCI2-MO Retail
Specifications:
Data Modulation Rates: V.90/K56flex, V.34bis, V.34+, ITU-T V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V.22 and Bell 212A, ITU-T V.23, V.21 and Bell 103.
Transmission: 56k, 33.6k, 31.2k, 28.8k, 24.0k 14.4k, 12.0k, 9600, 7200, 4800, 1200bps, 1200/75bps & 300bps
Voice Mode: Allows a DTE to record and play back voice through sound card
Data Compression: ITU-T V.42bis and MNP 5, ITU-T V.42 and MNP 2,3,4.
PCI Bus, Plug and Play
Compatibility: IBM PC, 586 or compatible
N82E16825180002 $9.00
$9.00


Monitors
CTX INTERNATIONAL 17" PL7C Monitor Screen Size 17" viewable 16" Dot Pitch .27 Screen Resolutions 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz 1024 x 768 @ 85Hz 800 x 600 @ 110Hz Compatibility IBM® PC and PC compatibles Mac® (up to 800 x 600) Energy Star® , VESA® and DPMSTM standards Weight Gross: 39.6 lbs Net: 34.1 lbs Front Panel Controls: Power On/Off, Select, Key1, Key2, Up, Down LED Controls: Brightness/Contrast, H/V Position, H/V S--* Works With PC & Mac *--
N82E16824103132 $118.00
$118.00


Motherboards - AMD
EPOX EP-8KHAL+ VIA Apollo KT266A (VT8366A) 200/266 MHz Motherboard. Retail Box. For AMD XP, Athlon and Duron Socket A. No Over-Clocking. Accepts DDRAM, 3 DDR Slot,1X / 2X / 4X AGP FSB,1 AGP Slot, 5 PCI Slot. Support ATA 66/133, 2 USB, Sound. Retail Box. Model: EP-8KHAL+.
Tech Support Contact: [email protected]

N82E16813123169 $79.00
$79.00


Processors - AMD Duron
AMD Duron 850MHz Socket A PGA Processor
Specifications:
CPU: 850MHz
Type: Duron
Cache: 192K
BUS: 200MHz
Socket: A (PGA) OEM (Processor Only)
N82E16819104118 $34.00
$34.00


Sound Card
Creative Lab Sound Blaster 16 PCI Sound Card OEM Version - Based on the award-winning, Sound Blaster 16 technology, the Sound Blaster 16 PCI delivers the same high quality audio with the performance increase of the PCI bus. Mfg Part# 5048151001
N82E16829102141 $16.00
$16.00


Video Cards
ATI RADEON 32M SDR 4X AGPPowered by the ATI RADEON graphics processing unit (GPU) Featuring ATIs CHARISMA ENGINE, PIXEL TAPESTRY and VIDEO IMMERSION technologies - NO TV OUT(* This card come with Chipset heat sink fan unlike the LE version. *)
Old 06-27-02, 02:47 AM
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well you can get rid of the sound card, since the mobo itself has a built in sound card. same thing for video, if im not mistaken, i believe there is a built in video. otherwise everything else seems to be cheap. you mite want to grab a smaller HD if that possible, 40gb for you dad seems to be way more than enough. i think a 25gb will do.

everything else seems to be bargain hunted.
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get rid of the sound card. the motherboard has built in sound.

you do need the video card since it does not have that

not bad. I tend to stick with ASUS MB's myself however I do think this is a decent value system.

I would also bump up the ram to 256 MB - however that is me

you do need to get a cpu HS/Fan and some thermal paste for the cpu also.
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yep.. with memory prices now.. dont limit him at 128mb
and how much is that vid card? another cheap alternative is geforce2 gts
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OK Here's my updated system based on feedback from you guys (he says he has a moniter in the garage that works so I left that out this time). I put a CDR in there because he could use one and a disk drive cuz i don't think the one I have works. Am I missing anything? The RAM we'll probably upgrade later, but for now he says he wants it close to $400.


Cases PC - ATX - Mini/Med Tower
MAXTOP 147KG2F-USB PURPLE iMac Color **Cool Case** With 2 Additional Fans : 1 x on the Top Panel and 1 x on the Side Panel ** Intel P4/AMD Ready Two Fans 7-bay Front USB Connector 350W Power Supply Mid Tower PC CASE - RETAIL Fan: Sleeve. Dimensions (DxWxH): 18.5" x 8" x 17". Drive Bay: 5.25" External x 4, 3.5" External x 2, 3.5" Internal x 1.
N82E16811150025 $49.00
$49.00

CD Recorder/Rewritable Drive
-Special Value ASUS CRW-2410A 24x10x40 CDRW Drive - Retail delivers a maximum 24X CD-R writing speed, 10X rewriting speed, and 40X reading speed to achieve multi-functions in one optical drive. The new drive is ideal for viewing movies, listening to music as well as storing data. ASUS CRW-2410A provides a wide range of supporting formats allowing digital audio enthusiasts to enjoy the highest-quality audio playback and to effortlessly create music compilations and backups.
Swift data recording: burn a CD in 4 minutes
FlextraLink™ to prevent Buffer Underrun Errors
Superior Stability with DDSS II (2nd Generation Double Dynamic Suspension System)
N82E16827135001 $51.00
$51.00

CPU Thermal Paste / Grease
COOLER MASTER High Performance Thermal Compound Kit Part# HTK-001. Excellent thermal conductivity; Electrically non-conductive; Low Bleed; Wide range of application temperature. Retail Box.
N82E16835100100 $4.00
$4.00

Fan / Cooling Device - CPU
COOLER MASTER DP5-6I11A CPU HEAT SINK AND FAN - RETAIL For Intel PIII CuMine up to 1.13 GHz and higher P III Tualatin up to 2.4 GHz. Celeron up to 850 MHz and higher. AMD Athlon up to 1.6 GHz. 2100xp Athlon up to 1.6 GHz. Duron 1.2GHZ & higher. K6-2/3 up to 600 MHz. Heat Sink Dimensions: L60 x W60 x H41 (mm). FAN Dimensions: 60 X 60 X 13 mm. Rated Voltage: 12 VDC. Rated Speed: 5400 R.P.M. Air Flow 27.72: CFM. Noise Level: 38 dB(A)
N82E16835103125 $6.00
$6.00

Floppy Drives
SONY 1.44MB 3.5 INCH INTERNAL FDD DRIVE - OEM Model MPF920-Z
N82E16821103109 $8.00
$8.00

Hard Drives - IDE
IBM 40GB 7200RPM Model # IC35L040AVVN07-0, Part # 07N8450 - 120GXP OEM, DRIVE ONLY
Specifications:
Size: 40 Gigabytes
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Seek time: 8.5ms
RPM:7200
Data Transfer: 40MB/sec
Cache 2MB
OEM(Drive alone) 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty --* Works With PC & Mac *--
N82E16822145018 $68.00
$68.00

Keyboards - English
KB-2000 107-KEY WIN98 PS/2 KEYBOARD RETAIL BOX IBM Compatible With ATX System. The special function keys for windows 98 power Management System Requirements. the BIOS of Mainboard support windows 98 ACPI Management Keys. Microsoft windows 98 system or higer
N82E16823131100 $3.50
$3.50
Memory - PC (DDR)
Dane-Elec DDR 128MB 16x64 PC-2100 RAM - OEM 184-Pin. CL=2.5-Unbuffered,6-Layers. Requires DDR supported Motherboard - Lifetime Warranty. Parts# D1D266-064165E
N82E16820999306 $21.00
$21.00

Modems
Encore 56k PCI Modem with MOTOROLA Chipset Voice, Data Fax ENF656-PCI2-MO Retail
Specifications:
Data Modulation Rates: V.90/K56flex, V.34bis, V.34+, ITU-T V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V.22 and Bell 212A, ITU-T V.23, V.21 and Bell 103.
Transmission: 56k, 33.6k, 31.2k, 28.8k, 24.0k 14.4k, 12.0k, 9600, 7200, 4800, 1200bps, 1200/75bps & 300bps
Voice Mode: Allows a DTE to record and play back voice through sound card
Data Compression: ITU-T V.42bis and MNP 5, ITU-T V.42 and MNP 2,3,4.
PCI Bus, Plug and Play
Compatibility: IBM PC, 586 or compatible
N82E16825180002 $9.00
$9.00

Motherboards - AMD
Asus A7V266-E KT266A AA Chipset 266/200MHz FSB AMD Approved Motherboard w/onboard Sound 3 DDR 184Pin DIMM Slot, 1 AGP, 5 PCI, 1 ACR, 2 Ultra DMA/100 IDE Ports C-Media-CMI-8738 Audio support 6 Channel Speaker Mode, Jumper Free, Power Loss Recovery, 4 USB ports, Integrated Serial Infrared, NO LAN 2MB Award Bios, ATX Form for AMD Socket A/PGA ProcessorsFOR BUNDLES ONLY! Must be Purchased with other Hardware ! i.e. Case, CPU, ... Order will not be processed if Sales Order consists of mother board only.
N82E16813131215 $105.00
$105.00

Mouse
Designer-Plus Scrolling Internet Easy+ Mouse PS2 connectors two buttons, High Precision Input Device. 600DPI High Resolution, for IBM PC & Compatible. Compatible with Microsoft Mouse. Easy to use Plug & Play. Retail Box. Special Deal **LIMIT 5 PER CUSTOMER!**
N82E16826129001 $.69
$.69

Processors - AMD Duron
AMD Duron 800MHz Socket A PGA Processor
Specifications:
CPU: 800 MHz
Type: Duron
Cache: 192K
BUS: 200MHz
Socket: A (PGA) OEM (processor Only)
N82E16819104117 $31.00
$31.00

Video Cards
ATI OEM Rage "Mobility" VGA Card 8MB AGP - OEM Version - ATI's RAGE MOBILITY family provides exceptional performance notebook graphics as measured by 2D/3D WinBench frame rates in 3D and DVD, and CPU utilization for DVD. 2D performance is 30 to 60 percent faster than competitive products, and 3D performance is three to ten times faster. Powered By ATI
N82E16814102178 $18.00
$18.00


Subtotal » $374.19
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Grand Total » $ 414.42
Old 06-27-02, 02:42 PM
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How about this for a case?

http://www.sofsoft.com/midatxcaswit1.html

or this one for even less

http://www.sofsoft.com/midatxtow30p.html
Old 06-27-02, 04:18 PM
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Consdier substituting/adding these components:

ECS K7S5A SiS® 735 SOCKET A MOTHERBOARD - RETAIL $54.00

Cooler Master's DP5-6I31C-A1 CPU Heat Sink and Fan $7.00

or get rid of the processor and get the retail unit which has a 1 year warranty

CPU AMD|DURON 1.1GHz (200Mhz FSB) - w/Heatsink&Fan Retail box

$56.00

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