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[Case Gallery] The Ultimate Budget PC

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BudgetPCGuy

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Specs:
AMD 64 2800+ New Castle 123.00, Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M Motherboard 54.00, WD Caviar SATA 40GB Hard Drive 48.99, 1GB Corsair ValueSelect Ram 78.99, Gigabyte Geforce FX5200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 34.00, Artic Cooling Heatsink/Fan 13.49, Cooler Master Centurion Case 44.99, NEC DVD Burner 38.99, NEC 3 ½ Floppy Drive 9.89, KDS 17 inch Monitor 75.99, Scythe Keyboard 5.99, Logitech Mouse 5.99, Logitech Speakers 7.00

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Total Cost: $541.31
Thank You New Egg!

Runs better then a Dell. No rebates needed.
 
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Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)
Motherboard Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430
Cooling Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU
Memory 2GB G.Skill DDR2 800
Video Card(s) Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600
Storage WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.
Display(s) Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900
Case Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).
Power Supply ThermalTake 430W TR2
Software XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.
#2
...dude! that is one frickin sweet budget build! I mean, you spent money in all the right areas and held back where you needed to...any ideas on future upgrades? lol. I dont think it would hold up to a good round of COD2 though... :p
 
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zekrahminator said:
...dude! that is one frickin sweet budget build! I mean, you spent money in all the right areas and held back where you needed to...any ideas on future upgrades? lol. I dont think it would hold up to a good round of COD2 though... :p
Shipping was about $40.00 because I got some of the PC from a computer show. No upgrades for awhile because this computer is used by my girlfriend for surfing the web and for her digital camera.
 

bruins004

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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (939)
Motherboard MSI Neo K8n Neo4-F with Nforce 4
Cooling ThermalTake Venus12 + 3 case fans + PCI slot cooler for GPU
Memory 2x 512mb Kingston PC-3200
Video Card(s) XFX GeForce 7800GT
Storage Western Digital 160GB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2025WM
Case Logisys Dracula Case (Black)
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound, Logitech X-530 Surround Sound Speakers
Power Supply OCZ PowerStream 520W
Software Window XP Pro, Office Suite, Tons of Games
#4
I must say very nice build for a budget...I was lucky to find a lot of deals and rebates for my computer and only spent $800 (that was 6 months ago). I was going to go with the same mobo, but decided not to since its AGP.
 
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bruins004 said:
I must say very nice build for a budget...I was lucky to find a lot of deals and rebates for my computer and only spent $800 (that was 6 months ago). I was going to go with the same mobo, but decided not to since its AGP.
Thanks, it's just for the girlfriend to surf the web. She loves it.
 

Solaris17

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Processor I5 7640x 5Ghz 24/7
Motherboard MSI x299 Tomahawk Arctic
Cooling Corsair H55
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4 3000mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080TI
Storage 2x Seagate 3TB Drives (RAID 0) 1x Seagate 256GB SSD 1x Adata 120GB SSD
Display(s) 3x AOC Q2577PWQ
Case Inwin 303 White (Thermaltake Ring 120mm Purple accent)
Audio Device(s) Onboard on Audio-Technica ATH-AG1
Power Supply Seasonic 1050W Snow
Mouse Roccat Tyon White
Keyboard Ducky Shine 6
Software Windows 10 x64 Pro
#6
nice build for only round $550 nice ;)
 

TazzMania

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Processor AMD XP 2800 Barton @2193.53 Mhz
Motherboard ABIT NF7 Ver 2.0 NForce-2 Ultra 400
Cooling 3 Antec Case Fans , Antec CPU Fan
Memory Corsair TWINX512-3200 @ 350 Mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire X800 GTO 256 Meg AGP (Not O/C)
Storage 3 Segate 120 Gig
Display(s) Sony 17 inch Flat panel
Case Antec
Audio Device(s) Nforce 2 onboard 5.1
Power Supply Coolmaster 450w dual 12v Rails
#7
The FX5200 would be an area that I would look into upgrading....I owned a 5200 late last year and while it held it's own...it will not handle the demands of newer games (call of duty 2 )

Nice budget build however!!!
 
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Italy_14

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TazzMania said:
The FX5200 would be an area that I would look into upgrading....I owned a 5200 late last year and while it held it's own...it will not handle the demands of newer games (call of duty 2 )

Nice budget build however!!!
The video card is nice. Works nice. It has a heat sink instead of a fan so it's a little more quiet.
 
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Processor X2 3800+ @ 2.3 GHz
Motherboard DFI Lanparty SLI-DR
Cooling Zalman CNPS 9500 LED
Memory 2x1 Gb OCZ Plat. @ 3-3-2-8-1t 460 MHz
Video Card(s) HIS IceQ 4670 512Mb
Storage 640Gb & 160Gb western digital sata drives
Display(s) Hanns G 19" widescreen LCD w/ DVI 5ms
Case Thermaltake Soprano
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2 softmod@Audigy 4, Logitech X-530 5:1
Power Supply Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 500w
Software XP Pro
#10
Nice, I would have gone with a sempron though.
 
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wazzledoozle said:
Nice, I would have gone with a sempron though.
I wanted a little more performance than the sempron could provide. I'm not a big fan of celerons, durons, or sempron's.
 

sirrep74

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Processor amd sempron 3100+
Motherboard msi ms 7142
Cooling currently air thinking about going to water
Memory 2g pony
Video Card(s) geforce 6200
Storage 1 40g maxtor(os),1 80g(everything else)
Display(s) 1 15" e1514 lcd
Case stock e-machine w3105 w/a self modded window
Audio Device(s) none
Power Supply 400w power king w/loomed wire
Software windows xp
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build

nice for the budget clean it up some and butcher the window so had to give you a three srry
 
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