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04-12-2004, 10:45 PM
Any good?


04-12-2004, 10:46 PM
Hed GREAT reviews:

Still would rather do it myself.

04-12-2004, 10:47 PM

04-12-2004, 10:52 PM
Buy this board or you will be sorry.

DFI Lan Party NFII Ultra. http://www.lanparty.com.tw/LP1/index_lp_us.jsp


Do not spend the money on a 64bit processor yet.

04-12-2004, 10:53 PM



04-12-2004, 10:55 PM

Asus A7N8X-E Delux About 120 bucks. The A7n8x-x Is also just as good, but less perks (like SATA and Wifi) but it's only bucks

Processor: Atleast better than an XP2400, which is 70 bucks.

RAM: 1 GB of PC2700 160 bucks

HD: Allow 100 bucks for this, get a 120 GB WD drive

Vidcard: GeForce 5700 128 MB/ or ATI 9800Pro 128 mb - 200 bucks
Depending on which camp you believe in, ATI of Nvidia, they're the same

Case: allow 70 bucks for a case and PS, just get what ever case looks cooler.

DVD Drive, CDRW, Allow 120 bucks for two drives

Total price is around 700. If you already have a monitor, then you're set, otherwise, you'll have to spend about 150 for a decent 19 inch CRT.

04-12-2004, 11:01 PM

Decent HDD for the money if you go IDE.

04-12-2004, 11:35 PM
Looks good, but I think it's worth it to get a 256mb vid card.

04-13-2004, 01:55 AM

Sul Morthos
04-13-2004, 10:50 AM
If you are talking about a 32-bit Processor (which I don't think 64's are worth it yet), AND you are looking at Athlons, consider an Athlon Mobile Socket A.

Differences between a Mobile XP and a Desktop XP....well, the vcore is lower on a mobile, meaning it runs with less power and less heat. It also is made for laptops, meaning it comes 100% unlocked. Any Athlon CPU you currently purchase will now come partially locked and you will have to mod it if you are looking to overclock your CPU.

I just popped out my XP 2100+ (stock speed was 1.74GHz, I ran it at 2.2GHz) and put in an XP-M 2600+ (stock speed 2GHz, I run it at 2.6GHz). The thing cost me about $80.

04-13-2004, 12:05 PM
Bulid mine myself so can't say what company bulids a good comp, but if you think you might want to try to bulid yours yourself goto


Have any ?'s look me up on TS and I'll answer them.

Mycurrent rig

AMD XP 2800 (2.8ghz 333fsb)
1 gig pc 2700 DDRAM (333 fsb)
120 gig HD WD 7200 RPM ATA 100(you want no less than 7200 hard drive)
ATI 9700 Pro (you need at least 1.7ghz or better to really see this card shine)
Sony DVDr-/+/RW 4x
old sound blaster 5.1 x-gamer with speakers

My comp bitch slaps any game I play

04-13-2004, 12:18 PM
Personally, I buy my shit from Alienware;p but for you budget freaks here's a few good sites.


Or better yet if you feel like building it yourself....

Go toAlienware orFalcon NW's website, use thier templates to build a pc, (and laugh when you see the total price), shop for the pieces seperately using ebay and pricewatch. Using the templates they have will give you an idea of what's the best out there.


04-13-2004, 08:28 PM
If you don't want to build it yourself, check out the ABS site Onyx posted. I ordered mine from there and have had zero problems and my system runs great. Why the hell would you want to pay hundreds of dollars more for an Alienware when you can get the same damn thing from ABS for a lot less?

Once again, this is only if you don't want to build it yourself, which if you know what you're doing, is always the best way to go. I have neither the knowledge nor the time to build a computer myself.

04-13-2004, 11:48 PM
I completely agree with strikertek..ordered mine from there what would have been 500 dollars more if it had alienware pasted onto it. Runs great, have had zero problems and no complaints for the past 6 months. Abs also built and delivered it to me in about exactly a weeks time. I was very impressed

04-14-2004, 01:42 AM
I bought mine from Alienware because I didn't feel like building it myself.
Next time around I'll probably build it myself, but I don't plan on doing shit until the P4 EE chips come down in price which probably won't be for a long ass time.

Just to get an idea of what the best parts out there are, again, just use one of thier templates to build a system and shop around for them.


04-14-2004, 02:46 AM
I also built mine my self, this is the third i have built.

My current rig is:
AMD 64 3400
ATI 9800XT
1 gig 3500
WD 40 7200 rpm
WD 80 7200 rpm (serial ATA)
WD 80 10000 rpm (serial ATA)
Turtle Beach sound card
500 watt pwr supply


If your looking for a good MB look at leadtek.com, i have had good luck with them for an xp 333fsb chip.

04-14-2004, 08:42 AM
I have a FX-64 from ABS, never had a problem yet, excellant customer service(so far) and very good prices, like a less expensive Alienware.