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Old 10-23-03, 09:25 AM
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Building a budget PC for a friend. Need some advice

My buddy has given me $500 for a new PC.

All he needs is
mobo
processor
memory
video card
case

We are buying everything from Newegg. Video card seems to be the most important to him and we've decided on the Radeon 9600 Pro 128M for $172.

ECS L7S7A2 $53
AMD ATHLON XP 2400+ $82
ATI RADEON 9600 PRO $172
CRUCIAL MICRON 512MB $87

Total is $394 plus the case

I have no idea which case to buy. He doesn't want anything tiny. I have an Antec case which I paid about $100 but I know I can do better.

If you guys think there is a better value for $500 please feel free.
Old 10-23-03, 10:47 AM
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This should help you out:

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/guides/...le.php/3090501

If you subtract out the stuff he doesn't need, the AMD system comes out to $495.
Old 10-23-03, 11:39 AM
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Hey thats not too shabby. I just don't keep up with all the new things these days. So I really don't know whats good and whats not these days.

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