View Full Version : Building A Computer

02-20-2005, 08:09 PM
Im think abouting building my own computer what do you think of the parts that I have chosen, The first price is the price per piece and the second is the total, Grand Total is 1500 something

MBM-NEO2V-3400 :: MSI 865PE NEO2-V Socket 478 ATX Motherboar and Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz Prescott Processor
In Stock $378.99 $378.99

C283-2008 :: Cooler Master / JET 4 / Socket 478 / Intel Pentium P4 up to 3.4GHz / Duall Ball Bearing / 100% Copper / CPU Cooling Fan
In Stock $30.99 $30.99

V13-1104 :: Vantec Nexus 3.5" Multi-Channel Fan Controller (Black)
In Stock $19.99 $19.99

S457-1053 :: Masscool Blue 80mm LED Case Cooling Fan
In Stock $6.99 $27.96

ULT31044 :: Ultra Dragon Glossy White ATX Mid Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB and FireWire
In Stock $99.99 $99.99

M17-1831 :: Microsoft Internet Keyboard (Black)
In Stock $14.99 $14.99

M17-1704 :: Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical Mouse
In Stock $23.99 $23.99

THD-120M8 :: Maxtor 120GB 7200 / 8MB / ATA-133 / OEM / Hard Drive
In Stock $94.99 $94.99

K24-512RE :: Kingston 512MB ECC Registered PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
In Stock $99.99 $199.98

N27-1790 :: NEC/Mitsubishi ASLCD72V-BK / 17-Inch / 1280 x 1024 / 16ms / Black LCD Monitor
In Stock $259.99 $259.99

C44-1010 :: Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 24-Bit PCI Sound Card (Retail Box)
In Stock $33.99 $33.99

E145-5703 :: eVGA GeForce FX 5700 Personal Cinema / 256MB / AGP 8X / Video Card
In Stock $249.99 $249.99

L23-6332 :: Logitech Z5300E PC 5.1 280W RMS THX Speaker System
In Stock $139.99 $139.99

02-20-2005, 08:48 PM
get a gig of ram and i payed 80 for my 120gig maxtor 7200rpm in august. otherwise looks fine, but i would recamend a amd64, more bang for your buck.

02-20-2005, 09:09 PM
good luck, i should build my own computer if i knew how

02-20-2005, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by lord1337@Feb 21 2005, 01:09 AM
good luck, i should build my own computer if i knew how
Thats what books and things are for. Thats how I built mine and I had no knowledge whatsoever. And had only looked in a comp a couple times.

Anyways thats a sweet comp. Not as good as mine though :P

02-20-2005, 10:28 PM
I was looking at the AMD 64 but it was only 2.2 GHz and this one have 800 fsb and 3.4 GHz

AMD has 1600 Front Side Bus

02-20-2005, 10:51 PM
If you want a customize built computer, i suggest you go to
great deal and trusted retail store from BC, Canada.
note: I got my comp there :)

02-21-2005, 01:35 AM
The prices are from TigerDirect.com which is where some of my dads friends bought the comp parts from

02-21-2005, 04:20 AM
If ya wanna get pedantic you can't talk about the fsb when dealing with the Athlon64's, simply because its irrelevant as they have an inbuilt memory controller. 1600 is trash anyway (I've only ever seen that listed at PC world) and just like the *fsb* on the athlons pentiums have em quad pumped so really its only a 200mhz fsb. If you don't believe me buy one and the boot up the bios when u got your system working, it'll say 200. The clock speeds may appear slower but thats why AMD have their "Pentium rating" as each chip does more work per mhz than a pentium does, hence y they have all the 2800+ etc etc etc, to show you what Pentium its equivalent to.
And as for the A64's they seriously kick ass when u run 64bit progs on em (trust me I'm running the 3000+). A quick description of why....internal data storage on any 32 bit chip is around about 4Gb of data and stuff to do , when you consider a 64 bit chip that increases to 16 Terabytes.

02-21-2005, 10:24 AM
I was wondering why AMD has the 3100+ and stuff cause it gets annoying trying to decifer that, I probally get a AMD then

02-21-2005, 12:57 PM
How about this . . .

Prices are approximate

$150 - Coolermaster Wave Master Black
$80 - Vantec Stealth 420W PSU
$240 - Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz Northwood Core
$180 - Asus P4C800E-Dlx
$180 - 1024 MB OCZ PC-3200 Ram
$200 - 2 36Gb Western Digital Raptor HD's
$110 - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
$325 - ATI Radeon 9800XT
$40 - 52/24/52 Sony CDRW
$35 - Coolermaster Aerogate II Fan controller.
$50 - Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu HSF
$20 - LED Fans
$99 - Windows XP Pro. (if you get original cd & key)

$1709 - US New

02-21-2005, 02:29 PM
i wouldnt buy at tigerdirect just because they seem overpriced

i bought all my stuff execpt my case on newegg (http://www.newegg.com).

my comp specs here (http://www.gamerenders.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=12157&hl=your+comp+specs), cost just over a grand in late august. (not including my monitor and windows, dvd burner and sound card i got for xmas).

02-21-2005, 09:58 PM
The best way is custom made, and the best cases you can find people in your area that mod thier own. cases that you buy at newegg and places like that are way too expensive for what you get.

02-23-2005, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by GearGuy2001@Feb 21 2005, 02:24 PM
I was wondering why AMD has the 3100+ and stuff cause it gets annoying trying to decifer that, I probally get a AMD then
If you really want help no offense to anyone here. You should go to firingsquad.com they will help you with all your questions. They are really savy at the technical stuff.

02-23-2005, 06:01 PM
Why do you need a special case if your pc is going to be sitting at your desk and noone else is going to see it.

02-23-2005, 06:20 PM
Well I'd personally prefer a cool case... standard grey ones made your PC look dull and boring after a while... _

02-23-2005, 07:35 PM
Who says it is going to be sitting at a desk, I go to LAN partys sometimes

02-23-2005, 07:49 PM
I can't seem to find the drooling smiley. That setup sounds like it would own dude.

02-23-2005, 08:44 PM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ they usually show off the latest stuff
just a lil fyi, don't try to put a siggy that's more than 1mb on ur forum signature. they will ban you

and if you need help.like with what would be the best ----. post a topic and refresh it in like..a minute you'll have around 25 replies :P