OOPS, spent $1925 building my computer

Slacker

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Damn this sh!t adds up fast, started out with the intel Retail Edge package fairly cheap, but then I needed a vid card and ram and I just had to go sata, and wait, I cant put all that good stuff in my crappy old case, then the old 19" Viewsonic is looking kinda blurry.......... :shocked:

Damn, I started out planning a nice little upgrade and got carried away, it is a sweet setup though :heart:


Motherboard i945 D945PSN
Processor 820D dual core 2.8ghz
O.S. Win XP PRO and Win XP64 (Free trial)
Package total $325.00 from ebay

Vid card EVGA 7800GT(with Quake 4 free)after $20 rebate from ZZF $284.00

Monitor 2405FPW with sound bar $750.00 from ebay

Hard Drives WD2500ks 250gb SATA II 16mb cache from ZZF $112.00 ea. $224.00

Case- Antec P180 from PCNation after $20.00 rebate $108.00

Ram 2gb Kingston value ram from ZZF $150.00

Power supply Antec True Blue 480w from ZZF $95.00

Already had these items...

Keyboard
Mouse
DVD/RW
DVD rom
DSS80 sound system
 

Vic

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pffft... I remember when you couldn't buy a computer for less than $2k.
 

SampSon

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Nice machine you built there.
Though I wouldn't have spent so much on a video card, unless you're a hardcore gamer.

Is that 2405FPW a rebadged Mitsubishi? I have an older 2040u and I absolutely love it.
 

dab

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Nice specs.
You're a fan of the Intel School of thought, i was under the impression that such minds were verboten in das forum...
;)
 

Sphexi

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Last April I spent $480 on my video card :(...now you can get the same card for $250.

*cries*
 

Tylanner

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Originally posted by: Sphexi
Last April I spent $480 on my video card :(...now you can get the same card for $250.

*cries*

thats the nature of the gpu market!
 

Vic

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Originally posted by: Sphexi
Last April I spent $480 on my video card :(...now you can get the same card for $250.

*cries*
Wow, that's surprising...
 

Justinus

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Originally posted by: dab
Nice specs.
You're a fan of the Intel School of thought, i was under the impression that such minds were verboten in das forum...
;)


Is your first language German? Just curious, you seem to have combined German and English.. Cool. :cool:
 

imported_goku

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Originally posted by: Slacker
Damn this sh!t adds up fast, started out with the intel Retail Edge package fairly cheap, but the I needed a vid card and ram and I just had to go sata, and wait, I cant put all that good stuff in my crappy old case, then the old 19" Viewsonic is looking kinda blurry.......... :shocked:

Damn, I started out planning a nice little upgrade and got carried away, it is a sweet setup though :heart:


Motherboard i945 D945PSN
Processor 820D dual core 2.8ghz
O.S. Win XP PRO and Win XP64 (Free trial)
Package total $325.00 from ebay

Vid card EVGA 7800GT(with Quake 4 free)after $20 rebate from ZZF $284.00

Monitor 2405FPW with sound bar $750.00 from ebay

Hard Drives WD2500ks 250gb SATA II 16mb cache from ZZF $112.00 ea. $224.00

Case- Antec P180 from PCNation after $20.00 rebate $108.00

Ram 2gb Kingston value ram from ZZF $150.00

Already had these items...

Keyboard
Mouse
DVD/RW
DVD rom
DSS80 sound system

Pwned, you got an intel system with ON CHIP DRM! YAY! Congrats! :roll: If I were you, I'd return the majority of that crap..
 

YOyoYOhowsDAjello

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Originally posted by: SampSon
Nice machine you built there.
Though I wouldn't have spent so much on a video card, unless you're a hardcore gamer.

Is that 2405FPW a rebadged Mitsubishi? I have an older 2040u and I absolutely love it.

Isn't the 2040u a CRT?

EDIT: not to mean that's bad or anything, I have a Dell rebadged Mitsubishi being shipped here right now, but the 2405 is a 24" LCD so I don't see why you're mentioning the 2040u.
 

Slacker

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Originally posted by: IAteYourMother
damn, that's a fat monitor
I bought one when they first came out for $835.00 plus tax/ship, close to $900.00 I returned it for stupid reasons and regretted it, so when I saw the chance to get another one for less I jumped on it, its perfect too, not one stuck pixel :)

I have always gone the wintel/nvidia route, it just works.

 

SampSon

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Originally posted by: YOyoYOhowsDAjello
Originally posted by: SampSon
Nice machine you built there.
Though I wouldn't have spent so much on a video card, unless you're a hardcore gamer.

Is that 2405FPW a rebadged Mitsubishi? I have an older 2040u and I absolutely love it.

Isn't the 2040u a CRT?

EDIT: not to mean that's bad or anything, I have a Dell rebadged Mitsubishi being shipped here right now, but the 2405 is a 24" LCD so I don't see why you're mentioning the 2040u.
Yea it's a CRT.
I mentioned it because the naming convention was along the same lines as the mitsubishi line.

Understand now?
 

YOyoYOhowsDAjello

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Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: YOyoYOhowsDAjello
Originally posted by: SampSon
Nice machine you built there.
Though I wouldn't have spent so much on a video card, unless you're a hardcore gamer.

Is that 2405FPW a rebadged Mitsubishi? I have an older 2040u and I absolutely love it.

Isn't the 2040u a CRT?

EDIT: not to mean that's bad or anything, I have a Dell rebadged Mitsubishi being shipped here right now, but the 2405 is a 24" LCD so I don't see why you're mentioning the 2040u.
Yea it's a CRT.
I mentioned it because the naming convention was along the same lines as the mitsubishi line.

Understand now?

Yeah, I get it.

Dell does all their monitors like that now though.
 

uhohs

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
I spent $125 AR when that was on sale.

Just need to add more RAM and install a video card :)

same here. too bad i couldn't see into the future or i would've gotten the x800 deal from dell and the 2gb ddr from fry's for $100 after black friday. :(
 

SSP

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I decided to go cheap all the way and only spent 380 on my upgrade to a Athlon 64 3200+ venice that I plan to overclock as soon as I get a hsf. Its enough for me, and I imagine it'll last for a while (i rarely upgrade).
 

SampSon

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Originally posted by: YOyoYOhowsDAjello
Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: YOyoYOhowsDAjello
Originally posted by: SampSon
Nice machine you built there.
Though I wouldn't have spent so much on a video card, unless you're a hardcore gamer.

Is that 2405FPW a rebadged Mitsubishi? I have an older 2040u and I absolutely love it.

Isn't the 2040u a CRT?

EDIT: not to mean that's bad or anything, I have a Dell rebadged Mitsubishi being shipped here right now, but the 2405 is a 24" LCD so I don't see why you're mentioning the 2040u.
Yea it's a CRT.
I mentioned it because the naming convention was along the same lines as the mitsubishi line.

Understand now?

Yeah, I get it.

Dell does all their monitors like that now though.
Gotcha. I havn't paid attention to new monitors at all since I bought the 2040u.