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Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« on: September 10, 2007, 06:44:54 PM »
cheep cheep cheep.
Hokay well since its local and I don't have to get it shipped here and I'd rather it ASAP.
Im looking into just getting a box, and going from there, I have customised it to..uh...cull things that cost money that I already have in my laptop anyways, and with my external Im not too fussed about a giant harddrive, I've managed with my 40gig laptop harddrive for the last 3 years anyways. So here we go:
wanting to run XP because vista would require 5 times as much RAM :)

$877 with minimised thingoes. JUST FOR BOX!!

CPU - Dual core intel 2 duo 6320(2x1.8ghz)
CPU coolder - standard intel
Mainboard - Asus via al PCI.E
Graphics - NVIDIA 8500GT 256mb
case- standard super case (2x9 fan )
psu - 450W generic
1GB RAM DDR2 667
cd rom
Sata 80gb HD


So for what I am getting does that seem reasonable? Yes no maybes?
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 04:33:03 PM »
Despite not being too savvy with the current standards for technology, most of it sounds pretty damn good for the price. But yeah, a lack of RAM in any case is a bit of a concern for us computer heavy users, but then, 1 GB is pretty good for the price, and hey, at least then you have a first upgrade to look forward to (eventually...) The only thing that I can see that would really be a type of problem is the 80GB HDD, when it's getting to the point of 200 GB becoming standard (if it isn't already), but an external HDD would cure that.
But then, that's still more money down the computer-drain. I suppose it matters just for what and how much you're gonna be using it...
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 03:20:56 PM »
I agree. The CPU is fine as with the mainboard. If you can squeeze in an extra 1gb of ram that would help. I didn't realise they were still selling computers with under 200gb hard drives. You can pick up a 160gb for around $80. or go and grab a 500gb for $160. Last time i checked a 320gb was the sweet spot for $ per GB, although that was a few months ago so i dont know if this still holds true.

The next upgrade to look forward to i say would be the 22" LCD :D

Good to see you can get a dam fine computer for under $1000. I priced my next computer at $6000  :-X
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007, 04:29:54 PM »
lol the gig of ram and the 80gb hardrive are changes *I* made so as to lower the cost  :-[
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007, 05:01:57 PM »
Good to see you can get a dam fine computer for under $1000. I priced my next computer at $6000  :-X

but your actually gonna spend that much???  if your going all out, why not get an 8-core mac with 16gb of ram!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007, 08:22:38 PM »
holy frick! 16 gb?!
For that amount of ram I'd be macs bitch anyday! :O
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 03:14:07 AM »

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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2007, 03:54:47 AM »
maybe its so fast It starts precomputing stuff that you havn't even THOUGHT of using yet. Your models will be built before you conceive them, your e-mails will be sent yesterday, your ipod will never go out of date!
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 02:52:19 PM »
but its a mac. The sad thing is when i built my current computer last year i had the idea that i could get an upgrade or two into it before i had to buy a whole new system. How wrong i was.

I managed to bring the price down to a nice $2900 after downsizing it bit and brining it back to reality.
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2007, 07:20:26 PM »

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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2007, 10:14:04 PM »
Mwahahahaha a Mac in disguise. Cheeky. Although i'll admit those prices are very attractive.
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2007, 12:55:14 AM »
$16 000 is attractive?
*looks into Kyles drug selling entreprenurial skills...either that or you are harvesting kidneys for black market trade*  ???
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2007, 11:31:03 AM »
$16 000 is attractive?
*looks into Kyles drug selling entreprenurial skills...either that or you are harvesting kidneys for black market trade*  ???

lol i meant the price of 2x Quad 3Ghz Xeons for $3000.
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2007, 03:21:52 PM »
pfft you did not, FINE keep your money making secrets secret! *goes out to get friends drunk and steal their oh so vunerable kidneys*
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Re: Buying a new comp for CHEAP.
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2007, 03:46:23 PM »
ok here is my input  (got prices from http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf   they are in Melbourne)  and other places

I would recommend getting 2 gigs min... at 800 mhz  (not 667   ie slowwwer)
quad core is cheep(ish)   id get one  :S    but my e6300 is good though

I feel that the most importaint part in a system is the powersupply  then mb  iv got the corsair 620  awesome

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256MB 8600GT Gerneric/Leadtek/Gigabyte/Asus     129/*155/155/155
 
 
2G Kit-800 (2x1G) OCZ-System Elite                  129
 
Q6600 / Q6700 (Quad Core)                        *345 / 699


mb    ASUS P5KPL G31                                  107

ps    Corsair HX-520                                 $143

Thermaltake Soprano DX                               164

Seagate SATA 400G                                   135

                                                   ---------------
                                                             $1179
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256MB 8500GT Leadtek                                103

E6550                         214

2G Kit-800 (2x1G) OCZ-System Elite                  129

mb    ASUS P5KPL G31                                  107

ps    Corsair HX-520                                 $143

Seagate SATA 400G                                   135

Thermaltake Soprano DX                               164

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                                                               $995
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