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YoungstaxGx

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Dec 29, 2001
I am going to build a new computer for my friend and i got about $1800, he mostyle plays games and goes on the internet...he wants good soundsystem and monitor...suggestions? (AMD system)
 

ThePunkGeek

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Mar 24, 2001
Location
Ontario Canada
well you can get a good 17" monitor for around ~150
if you wanna overclocked for the price the epox 8kha+ is a great motherboard. you could get an AMD XP 2000 and prob get 1800~ mhz out of it. a 8500 retail is an amazing card for gaming (so am told am not lucky enough to have money for one)

you could bulid a sweet comp for only $1000 for you should have no problems making something amazing outta that. maybe a watercooling setup
 

WeaponX

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Sep 12, 2001
Location
Ft. Worth, TX
Athlon XP 2000 - $225
Thermalright AX-7 - $30
Delta ( 68.51CFM ) 80mm - $10
ASUS A7V333(comes out VERY soon) - $200 maybe?
MAXTOR 80GB 7200RPM OEM - $130
Lite On 40x12x48 CDRW - $110
Geforce 4 Ti 4400 - $300
512 MB PC2700 RAM - $150
Lian-Li FULL Tower Case - $225
SAMSUNG 955DF 19" CRT MONITOR - $230
Logitech Z-540 (speakers) - $80
Keyboard - $20
Random Optical Mouse - $30

TOTAL = $1740

The prices are off of newegg.com
RAM price off of pricewatch.com
Logitech speakers off of logitech.com
A new MSI mobo is going to be or just has been released, if he's not gonna oc, check it out.

Good luck :D
 
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YoungstaxGx

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the heatsink also gotta be quite, and no hes not going to overclock. for speakers is the Creative inspire ...not sure which model but its around $100 any good...he listens to music and plays games thats basicaly it
 

silent bob

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in "The Cave "
Dont get no name ram go with the big boys Crucial , Muskin , Corsair and definately go DDR and atleast 256 2100,
for sound I would go with the Cambridge Soundworks ,not the digital on but the four speaker with a sub it has 4 small speakers and you can adjust each speakers volume to get that AWESOME all around sound
I like my ASUS cd rom50x
Inwin full tower is a VERY STURDY case with lots of room for anything
HSF I would definately go with the Glacier , its quiet and Very Efficient
Ever think of SCSI?
 

Johan

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Jan 6, 2002
Location
MI
I'd spend more towards monitor (19" Viewsonic or Sony) and sound system (real speakers/sub and receiver) since these items last longer in a system. A decent computer w/ a good video card will play games at acceptable frame rates.
 

Starfoxer

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Feb 9, 2002
Location
USA
no overclock? then we dont need no fancy 2700 DDR or kt333's

AK31 KT266a mobo 75
2x256 pc2100 crucial DDR 150
8500 retail 160
Athlon XP 1900 155
Glaciator II (quiet) 30
Maxtor D740x 40 gig 90
Set of rounded cables 30
Plextor 40x12x40x 160
16x DvD rom 40
Enermax FS 107b 50
Antec 400W PSU 80
Audigy Platinum Sound 160
20x10x40 CDRW 60
19in Monitor 300> local PC shop ie best buy
nice speakers 150
total: around 1600$
 

William

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Mar 1, 2001
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Tuscaloosa AL
I agree, if its for gameplay and internet, do NOT skimp on the monitor and speakers. He will keep both longer than anything else. As for the rest, Athlon XP 1900+ is a great price/performance(1800 is better) and a top of the line Geforce3 will be priced better on the performance level(though you will have to figure out the budget). Get an Alpha 8045 for the heatsink with a good sunon 80mm fan to keep it quiet. A seagate hardrive will give great performance and low noise. Get a good soundcard or your investment in speakers will be wasted.
 

takiwa

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Dec 15, 2001
got the system in my sig (with a 17" monitor) for around $650-750, give or take a few :D Got most of it from NewEgg...