newcomp specs

  ashley-b 19:21 13 May 2004
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hi
thinking of getting:

3½" Floppy Drive

AMD XP2600 Barton Retail

56K Internal PCI Hardware modem

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

ATi Radeon 9600XT 128MB DDR AGP

Corsair Value Select 2x256MB PC3200

Cobra MIDI case - Silver

Sony 52X24X52X16 Combo Silver

120G Maxtor DMax+9 SATA150/7200 8MB

Microsoft Windows XP Home OEM

from aria.co.uk. total price: 655.93

where can i get it cheaper?

thanks
-ash

  citadel 22:08 13 May 2004

It looks like they are using top quality components, this is more important than price.

  ashley-b 13:42 22 May 2004

uh huh
however now im going ot build it myself
whatya think?

  961 13:53 22 May 2004

Suggest memory from Crucial and hard drive from Seagate

You may well find it cheaper but service is what counts. Check total cost against click here If that comes in cheaper then buy from them, but don't buy bits from all over because carriage will cancel out savings

Processor excellent value and performance.
Unless you are into games big time drop a notch in the graphics card and you will save a bit

  bremner 14:03 22 May 2004

Agree with Crucial and I would buy a 512MB stick as this leaves better upgrade options.

Don't agree about the Seagate though. Have bought in excess of 20 Maxtor drives this year and have yet to be let down and they get a real caning from continual wiping, fdisking and formatting. The one you have chosen also comes with a three year warranty.

  961 15:55 22 May 2004

I'll go with that. We all get our favourite hard drives and stick with them especially when we read of mega problems with other makes

The point about three year warranties is worth noting. Some now only have 1 yr and that is not a good idea. In the case of Seagate, buy the "plus" range to get 3 yrs

  Arthur Scrimshaw 18:38 22 May 2004

Agree about the 512 stick apart from this doesn't take advantage of the dual channel feature of the mobo. Best would be TWO sticks of 512mb

  bremner 18:59 22 May 2004

Sorry I didn't realise the mobo was dual channel, I therefore agree with Arthur

  Rayuk 19:34 22 May 2004

Barton 2500+oem with Thermalright heatsink and 92mmFan then run at 11x200 = Barton3200+

"3200+ Athlon 64, 512MB PC3200 (400MHz) RAM, 250GB HDD and 8 speed DVD Rewriter with 3 year warranty and 9600XT video card... £799"

£150 more and all built for you - that's if you've got a Lidls nearby and live in the right area.


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  ashley-b 16:17 24 May 2004

does anyone know of any companies that are cheap, and will put together the cpu, fan, thermal paste and motherbaord?
(2600 barton, a7n8x-e dlx)

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