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    final cheap p4 system specs... opinions?

    I'm building a computer for a wife's friend. Here;s what i'm thinking of using.

    MSI 6566E 845E Max i845E S478, 2DDR, AGP4X, Audio, USB2.0 ATX Motherboard RETAIL
    $72

    ATI OEM RADEON 7000 64MB SDR W/TV
    $34

    Kbyte 256megs pc2100
    free after rebate

    Intel Celeron (Pentium 4 based) 1.7GHz
    $54

    WD 80gig special edition
    4 months used

    cendyne 48x burner
    4 months used

    Her floppy drive and a mid-sized case.

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    I wanted to avoid onboard video because I'm only putting 256megs of ram in. Or, I could put 512megs of ram and buy a board with onboard video.

    Anyways, what's a good price for such a system?
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    Junior Member zooner's Avatar
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    I'm thinking the final price for such a system being 450.

    I think i'm offering her a steal. what do you think?
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    The Celerons are very terrible in performance... especially the 1.7s. I would get the Celery 2.0 and overclock it...

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    Looks like alot of bang for the buck to me.

    What is she planning on using the comp for?
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    Rig #3-AMD Barton 2500+, Albatron KX600 (via), 1 gig Corsair 3200, Radeon 9600 Pro 128, Seagate 80 gig HD, Antec Truepower 400

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    believe it or not the Celerons aren't really that bad..

    unless you compare them to the P4s or AXPs

    I have a Celeron 950 and it runs damned good, considering it's a 'Celeron'
    and the Celeron he's planning on putting in there is nearly 2x as fast..

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    What's a Celeron ?

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