Help on choosing a PC 11 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

Marine Sniper15

Silent Warrior

50 XP

20th November 2005

0 Uploads

642 Posts

0 Threads

#1 11 years ago

Yea that seems like a pretty good setup. The only thing I might change would be downgrading the video card a little. Or do you think if I downgraded the card it would get outdated too soon?




Marine Sniper15

Silent Warrior

50 XP

20th November 2005

0 Uploads

642 Posts

0 Threads

#2 11 years ago

Heres the deal. A couple of weeks ago the computer crashed that both I and my parents use. They blamed it mostly on the things that I have on it, like my games. A few days ago, my Dad said he is most likely going to take off my games from the computer. He suggested I get my own PC, and after some thought I considered it a pretty good idea. Now my problem is what PC to get. Im looking for a desktop that is relatively cheap($500-$700). It does not have to be a super computer, just one that I can use for school and my games. Im looking for around 3 GHZ processor with a fair amount of hard drive space. Anyone got any ideas?:)




Mecha105

THE BURNINATOR!!!!!

50 XP

25th July 2006

0 Uploads

386 Posts

0 Threads

#3 11 years ago

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2714981&CatId=1560 evga geforce 7600 gt 256mb = 124.99 (104.99 after rebate)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1870098&CatId=107 sound blaster audigy SE = 34.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2604788&CatId=1569 Machspeed MSNV-939 mobo = 59.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2877777&CatId=1949 AMD Athlon 64 4000+ = 84.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2143226&CatId=1079 Cooler Master 550watt PSU = 99.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2418924&CatId=170 19" lcd monitor = 149.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2212578&CatId=1354 1024mb ddr400 ram = 99.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2179837&CatId=2458 Western Digital 250mb HDD sata = 59.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2700058&CatId=482 Sony dvd/cd burner drive = 39.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1432339&CatId=1997 Cooler master hyper 48 cpu fan = 39.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1283739&CatId=503 thermal compound = 5.99

The total is alittle over $700, but just save up alittle more and this will be worth it since you dont want a really powerful computer. i didnt choose a case for you, you can ask someone else about that. and you probably wont do alot of multitasking so i didnt choose a dual core processor for you.




marvinmatthew

Tech is where you'll find me..

50 XP

13th April 2005

0 Uploads

3,627 Posts

0 Threads

#4 11 years ago

The only downgrade I would even think of for the video card would be getting a 7600GS instead of the GT.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2412163&CatId=1560X XFX 7600GS- $99.99 (79.99 after rebate).




*The.Doctor

Trust me, I'm a Doctor

102,440 XP

25th November 2003

0 Uploads

9,964 Posts

0 Threads

#5 11 years ago

Here's a quick system i whipped up, only thing i didn't pick out was a case since that depends on what you like. (click the links):

Mobo: ASUS M2N nForce 430 MCP ATX Socket AM2 - $80.99 CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (Socket AM2) 2.4Ghz - 99.00 Ram: GeIL 1GB (512x2) DDR2 667 w/ heat spreaders - $74.99 Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 7600GT 256MB - $109.99 HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB - $79.99 Sound Card: Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 4 SE 7.1 - $49.99 DVD burner: LG 18X DVD-RW drive - $29.99 PSU: Antec SmartPower 500W - $69.99

Total - $594.93 (before shipping)

Are you going to be needing a monitor, keyboard, and mouse as well?




Marine Sniper15

Silent Warrior

50 XP

20th November 2005

0 Uploads

642 Posts

0 Threads

#6 11 years ago

Yep im going to be needing the monitor, keyboard, and mouse as well. As for the CPU, do u think I should go higher than 2.4GHz?




marvinmatthew

Tech is where you'll find me..

50 XP

13th April 2005

0 Uploads

3,627 Posts

0 Threads

#7 11 years ago

You haven't left yourself much money for the monitor. Use StaticX's build, and add this monitor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824002245

Even without shipping, that would leave you $20. And the montior in that link is a CRT. But the 17' LCDs are too expensive.

You might remove the sound card from StaticX's build, go to a 7600GS, and (if you must) go to half a gig of ram. That would save you some money.




rob.

I am the Walrus

50 XP

24th October 2004

0 Uploads

5,580 Posts

0 Threads

#8 11 years ago

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...339&CatId=1997 Cooler master hyper 48 cpu fan = 39.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3739&CatId=503 thermal compound = 5.99

Wait... why? 6 dollars for thermal paste that comes with the CPU. $40 for a fan which is uneccesary?

That's $46 he could spend on something else to be honest.

The rest seems good, besides that Motherboard (shifty brand?)

StaticX's build is good.

Yep im going to be needing the monitor, keyboard, and mouse as well. As for the CPU, do u think I should go higher than 2.4GHz?

The AMD's core architecture performs better than that of the Intel Pentium 4 counterpart. For example. The 3800+ will perform to the specifications of a Pentium 4 3.8GHz, etc. That's the beauty of it. Same amount of performance, less power consumption, which equates to less heat.




aaj111

The Internet ends at GF

50 XP

31st January 2007

0 Uploads

130 Posts

0 Threads

#9 11 years ago

Unless you're a big gamer or just don't care for real flashy graphics, it's fine to downgrade your Video Card, I guess.




Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#10 11 years ago

Robâ„¢;3524372Wait... why? 6 dollars for thermal paste that comes with the CPU. $40 for a fan which is uneccesary?

That's $46 he could spend on something else to be honest.

Because the processor he chose is an OEM model which does not come with a heatsink, fan and thermal paste. So it is rather neccesary mate, unless he wants his processor to die within a few minutes of being turned on.




  • 1
  • 2