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  1. Azazel

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    somone needs to build a rig for 500 dollars (including monitor)

    he already has a 8800gt graphics card :)

    im having a little trouble hehe....
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    Rosewill R103A Black SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail ($30)

    ECS G33T-M2 LGA 775 Intel G33 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail ($70)

    SILVERSTONE ST50EF-Plus ATX 12V 2.2 500W Power Supply - Retail ($90)

    Intel Pentium E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2160 - Retail ($70)

    A-DATA 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1908K - Retail( $25)

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815A 160GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM ($50)

    LITE-ON SK-1688U/B Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard - Retail ($6)

    SPEC Research HM3003/42PB Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel PS/2 Wired Optical Mouse - Retail ($5)


    Hanns·G HW-173DBB Black 17" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail ($150)

    SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N - OEM ($30)

    HOW IS THIS?
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    thx :) iv already gone 30dollars over so i think i will go for the p31 :)
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    i heard roswill psu sucked?
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    I don't think so I've seen a lot of people happy w/ theirs, and the reviews there are good. You can check out this page: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+4026+1131414177&name=451+-+500W

    There are alot of solid psu's there w/ the same power at less price, even a silverstone if you want them. That thermaltake (and remember they rate under so that one on that page is actually probably 500w) on there also looks pretty good, and seasonic and ocz are always nice.
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    thx :) yeah..the review seem pretty good :)...thx again :)
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    thx :) what does openbox mean?
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    Someone sent it in for w/e reason.
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    It means that it was used, then returned. Newegg tests them before repackaging them so usually they are as good as new. They tend to break a little sooner than new ones though as they have already been used, and its hard to tell for how long.
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    so its a returned copy...? id rather not hehe
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    yeah..i think id stick to the GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3G :)
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    He needs a monitor too.
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    Wow, didn't noticed the open box thing :eek:
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    Its like 300 something so add like a 19'' widescreen :)
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    ah sweet thx :)
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    Speaking of which, you will want to look around for a monitor that has 5ms or under response time, otherwise you will get some ghosting. You can find a good one, although depending on where your buying you will have to do a little research.
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    lol :) thx though
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    im not surw what good us sites to buy from..im from the uk you see:)
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