View Full Version : Building a computer, Recommendations?

12-23-04, 04:36 PM
The limit is $1000.

Here's what I was thinking:

RAIDMAX Black 10-bay Case with 420W Power Supply, Model "ATX-868WBP" -RETAIL

NU Technology Black 8X DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DDW-082 BLK

Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD, OEM Drive Only

Logitech Internet Pro Desktop Keyboard and Mouse BLACK - OEM

Corsair Value Select (Dual Pack) 184 Pin 512MBx2 DDR PC-3200 - OEM

Rosewill R710E Black 17" Active Matrix LCD Monitor - Retail

GIGABYTE "GA-K8NS PRO" nForce3 250 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL

AMD Athlon 64 2800+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor - Retail
Item# N82E16819103452

Logitech X-530 5.1 Black Speaker System -RETAIL

POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R96A-C3N" -RETAIL

Product total: $1,052.73

To my knowledge he doesn't game on his computer, mainly the Xbox. I figured a 9600Pro would be enough if he decided to do a little on the computer, though. Noticably, the price is $1,050 before S&H, but I blame the keyboard/mouse and speakers. It's about $1,100 with S&H.

Whatchoo guys think.

12-23-04, 11:30 PM
I would prolly go with another PSU...maybe one of the Antec setups with the psu included. i could be wrong but i think the socket 939 nf3 boards have a better upgrade path.


here is a good review of a new 939 that should have a good price tag. it performed on par with anything out right now. it might save you a few bucks to get a better psu and/or case.