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« on: August 07, 2003, 12:56:26 AM »

well...im in highschool and im not the best student...so when my grades dropped...my dad took my computer away...and now i want to buy a new one because i cant get the old one back...so i was wonder what the cheapest setup would be but that would still have some power....im lookin at about a 200$ budgit here...i can put one together or buy one retail...i have all the accessories...just need a tower....
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2003, 01:35:01 AM »

most likely useless...but i found this while browsing gamespy
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2003, 11:47:55 AM »

Hmmm, hows about this:

$35 - 1.3GHz Duron
$41 - SocketA Motherboard, onboard Audio & LAN cards
$33 - 256MB PC2100 DDR-RAM
$35 - Geforce 2 MX
$70 - 40GB 7200RPM Western Digital Caviliar
$20 - Midi Tower case

That comes to $234, which is over the budget, though you could squeeze that down by getting SD-RAM instead of DDR-RAM, and a smaller hard-drive, but that depends on how flexible your budget is...
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2003, 01:34:27 PM »

Talking about pc's, how much could i get a 2.5ghz, 512k, 40gb pc for?
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2003, 01:57:41 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2003, 04:03:27 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2003, 05:22:03 PM »

SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM EV SPAMMED LOOK UP THERE ITS SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!!!
hm, if u'r lookin 4 something cheap, why not just buy a used one off of somebody u know?
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2003, 06:16:22 PM »

no one that i know wants to sell a computer...and hmm...that looks like a nice layout SS...ty...but since my "dad" aka the biggests beep beeeeeeeep beeep that ever beep'd isnt helpin me out...i have to build the computer myself...which i dont know how to do...unfortunately...so i wonder if i might be able to look it up on the web...is it more or less ez?

edit: hey SS...where'd you get those prices from? a comp show? cuzz im pretty sure that they arent retail
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2003, 07:15:34 PM »

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That wasn't spam, it was a funny joke. Tongue


Thusa, those prices are from ebuyer.com which doesn't have a great reputation over in Britain, but does have decent prices.
As for building a computer, no it isn't hard (says the person who hasn't actually built one :miffed:) because all the bits just slot together really. It might be best if you know a techy/geeky person that would be willing to help to ask them, but if not then there are plenty of websites with helpful hints and stuff.
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2003, 07:18:29 PM »

heh....thanx....i think i might have some1 in mind...or i might jus look online and see what i can find in that regen...or jus buy a 'for dummies' book?  Wink  
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2003, 07:19:10 PM »

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Talking about pc's, how much could i get a 2.5ghz, 512k, 40gb pc for?
You mean a base unit comprising of Athlon 2500, 512MB DDR RAM and a 40GB HDD?
Shouldn't be more than £400 for a basic system. Decent gpu, monitor, mouse, etc will add a couple of hundred onto that.
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2003, 07:42:19 PM »

http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/index.htm

i was lookin around a bit and stumbled onto this website...this guy seems to know what hes talking about more or less...although...since i dont really have the choice of buying online (im 15 w/o a credit card) im going to have to look around for the cheap parts that i need...i might be able to get my grandfather (he buys mad stuff online) to buy it and i will pay him back cash, which sounds like a good idea from my point of view...i still need to find someone to oversee this whole operation of mine who has a good knowledge of computers and is willing to share it...
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2003, 07:58:33 PM »

Oooh, that is a good site. <bookmarks/> Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2003, 07:59:20 PM »

/me motions to ss, 'cause he's hella smart
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2003, 08:12:18 PM »

Yes I am [/bigheaded] But I'm also only online, and building a computer really needs someone there in person.

You willing to pay fares for flights to the US and back? Tongue
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