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Postby Phatferd » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:05 pm

acsguitar wrote:BTW I have a mobo, 1 gig of Ram, and a 3500+ with power supply and case. Its sitting in my closet. I could probably sell it to you pretty darn cheap.


I'm interested. What kind of MoBo is it?
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:08 pm

Phatferd wrote:
acsguitar wrote:BTW I have a mobo, 1 gig of Ram, and a 3500+ with power supply and case. Its sitting in my closet. I could probably sell it to you pretty darn cheap.


I'm interested. What kind of MoBo is it?


its a gigabyte with a 2 PCI Ex Slots.

The one thing is that I bent the pins on the processor. But I fixed them back straight and it has worked fine since I did that like 6 months ago.

Just a heads up. Basically its like bendhing the end of a normal electrical plug. I just had to bend them back. none of them broke.

I could it all super cheap though. I'd have to go home to get the exact specs though.
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Postby duckmonkey » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:26 pm

For $400, you may be better off just buying a Dell (speed/memory-wise), but you can build a PC for cheap since you said you're looking for just a *good* PC and not an awesome one.

I've build some PCs and the one I use at home I built for $1000 (reused monitor from old PC). Of course, it has neons and a gaming case, but it's been 100% reliable and is FAST. :)

You can save some money (and time) by getting a barebones kit. It will have the case, mobo and CPU, plus you won't have to hassle with damaging the processor (easy to do) when installing it.

You add some cheap RAM, a lower-end video card from eBay or Newegg, a cheap sound card and modem and the drives and you've got a cheap PC. The ONLY thing I recommend is to upgrade the power supply that comes with the case. I'd never use a PS that comes with a case, it won't last. Antec is the best company for power supplies, get one of those and it'll last a long time.

Defintely go with an AMD, not an Intel. Bigger bang for the buck.

You can get good deals on barebones kits at http://www.pcsupersite.com

I've used them before and they have great prices and fast shipping. :thumbsup:

Go to http://www.pcsupersite.com/pricelist.asp for a pricelist. I highly recommend an ASUS mobo, I have one and love it.

You can definately get a good PC for your target price if you shop smart.

Good luck!
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Postby duckmonkey » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:31 pm

Phatferd wrote:I found the MoBo and Processor I was looking at on tigerdirect.com for a bundle deal. I think it's an awesome deal, but would like your advice ACS (or anyone else who cares).

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1965135&Sku=MBM-A8V-3500



That's a great deal and a great combo. Asus is my mobo of choice. :thumbsup:
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:25 pm

duckmonkey wrote:
Phatferd wrote:I found the MoBo and Processor I was looking at on tigerdirect.com for a bundle deal. I think it's an awesome deal, but would like your advice ACS (or anyone else who cares).

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1965135&Sku=MBM-A8V-3500



That's a great deal and a great combo. Asus is my mobo of choice. :thumbsup:


Accept its video card has to be old school which sucks
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