I challenge you to build a better pc under $700 (no monitor)

siftings81

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all from NewEgg... keep it to one place please.

ENLIGHT EN-72370X3C4 MEDIUM ATX TOWER CASE with 1 Internal CaseFan - $47.00
SHUTTLE AK31A AMD K7 VIA APOLLO KT266A SOCKET A ATX MOTHERBOARD - RETAIL -$80.00
ATI OEM Radeon 7500 64MB DDR AGP with DVI/TV/CRT-OEM $130.00
AMD Althon XP 1600+/266 FSB PROCESSOR CPU - RETAIL 1600+/ 1.40GHz $144.00
CRUCIAL MICRON 256MB 32x64 PC 2100 DDR RAM - OEM 184-Pin, CL=2.5-Unbuffered 2.5V $53.00
MAXTOR EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # 6L040J2 40GB 7200RPM - $87.00
LITE-ON LTR-24102B-01 24x10x40 CDRW - RETAIL $82.00
CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER LIVE! 5.1 - $32.00

Total - 655 + 43 for shipping...

this is all i need for now, speakers later... I'm sure I'm forgetting something, like a fan for the case or some thermal compound...
 

Windogg

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Substitute the MSI GeForce2 TI in place of the Radeon for more kick and $1 less. :)

Windogg
 

Floydian

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IMHO i'd get crucial from the source - crucial.com with the anand 15% off link saves you like 20 bux, you could use that 20 bux to get like a nicer case or better sound card or just save it
errrrrr scratch that
uhhhhh, my bad lol
i'm livin in the past
w00t past was good
 

John

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<< IMHO i'd get crucial from the source - crucial.com with the anand 15% off link saves you like 20 bux, you could use that 20 bux to get like a nicer case or better sound card or just save it >>



Using the AnandTech link to get 15% off crucial.com memory lets you save 3.50 over the newegg.com price. I am not sure where you get a 20.00 savings from.
 

KeithP

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I would get the Aopen 20x10x40x OEM (w/software) for $71 [save $11]
I would get a 1.2 Athlon (266FSB retail) for $115 [save $29]
Then I would get the PNY GF3 Ti200 for $172 [$42 more]

This is $2 more than your system but I would take the trade-off on the burner and CPU for the better video card. Even with the slower CPU I would think with the better video card, game performance would be at least as good if not better.

Maybe...still kinda of thinking about it :)
 

Kingofcomputer

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I'd change it to
Athlon 1600+ retail
Shuttle AK31A
Visiontek GTS-V
Maxtor 40G DX740
Lite-on 24x retail
SB Audigy oem
Evercase without PS
HEC 350W PS
 

epod

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When I bought my 256 mb chips of crucial it was $35 w/ free shipping. They've changed it since?
 

epod

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You can scrap the XP 1600+ and just go for an original 1.4 T-Bird which is only $105
 

vicdoc

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Memory prices over the past 2 weeks has shot up maybe 60%. Check it out at Crucial.
 

siftings81

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i would like to avoid the regular athlons becuase of their heat output. I want to use the retail hsf.