View Full Version : Suggestions for this budget system?

05-09-03, 04:47 AM
- Intel Pentium 4 2.4BGHz 512K 533MHz CPU Northwood P478 Processor Retail Box $159
- ASUS P4PE/L Motherboard for Intel P4 478 Retail 103.99
- KINGSTON HyperX Series 184-pin 512MB DDR333 $76.50
- ASUS V9280TD Geforce4 Ti4200 128MB 128 bit AGP 8X TV-OUT & DVI RETAIL $137.99
- Lite On 52x24x52 CDRW Model LTR-52246S $45.50
- LITE-ON XJ-HD166S/XJ-HD165H 16X DVD ROM Drive - Retail $33
- MITSUMI D359M3 FDD 1.44MB 3.5INCH $8

Total with shipping and tax: $723.90 @ Newegg

is the mobo ok? im trying to spend as little money as possible ... is there anything i should change?

its gonna be mostly for gaming.... im thinking of AMD but i have never built an AMD before... dunno what to get... any suggestions? AMD should be cheaper?

05-09-03, 06:59 AM
Sounds decent. You have a case and powersupply for it?

By the way....nice name ;)

05-09-03, 07:57 AM
you could prolly use a bit better GFX card for it...

Mobo looks pretty good; though I'm not exactly upto date on P4 Mobos and stuffs...generally Asus makes solid stuffs though..

05-09-03, 04:42 PM
Mitsumi 1.44Mb 3.5 Floppy Drive oem $ 9.00

Lite-On XJ-HD166S 16X INT IDE ATAPI DVD-Rom Drive - Retail $ 35.00

Western Digital ( WD800JB ) 80GB 7200RPM 8MB Buffer Special Edition Hard Drive oem**Free Shipping** $ 100.00

Lite On 52x24x52x LTR-52246S INT IDE ATAPI CDRW Drive - Retail with Nero CDRW Software $ 46.00

Crucial Technology (Micron Original) 512MB 184pin DDR PC2700 333MHz #CT6464Z335.16T CL2.5 $ 68.00

ABIT NF7-S(Ver. 2.0) nForce2 AMD Socket A 333 FSB 8x AGP SATA 150 Audio/ iEEE/ LAN ATX MB - Retail 119.00

Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack! Ultra/700 DT Golden Sample Ti4400 128MB DDR - Retail $ 139.00

AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1.833GHz/333 FSB Barton Core 3D CPU Retail with Heatsink and Fan**Free Shipping** $ 139.00

Subtotal $ 655.00
Shipping $ 25.00

Total: $ 680.00

thats from essential computers.

the abit mobo gives u a good upgrade path and a 2500+ barton is a good cpu. now unless u have a fairly modern PSU u may to to updrade to one with an AUX 12v cable, this is used for both amd and intel.