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Old 03-21-2005, 07:33 PM   #11
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1 Linkworld Black/Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with 400W power supply, Model "A319-C2628-P4" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16811164006
$40.00

3 Vantec "Stealth" Double Ball Bearing Case fan, Model "SF6025L"
Item# N82E16811999601
$6.55

1 ASUS "A8V Deluxe" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
Item# N82E16813131510
$135.00

1 ASUS nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, AGP 8X, Model "N6600GT/TD/128" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16814121195
$230.00

1 AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail
Item# N82E16819103501
$159.00

2 CORSAIR XMS, Xtra-Low Latency 2-2-2-5, 184-Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 w/ Platinum Heat Spreader, Model CMX512-320LPT - Retail
Item# N82E16820145521
$127.33

1 Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only
Item# N82E16822144122
$ 60.00

1 KDS XF-7BK 17" Xtreme Flat CRT Monitor –RETAIL
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1 SONY 16X DVD-ROM Drive, Model DDU1613, OEM
Item# N82E16827101125
$ 25.00

1 Logitech X-230 2.1 Black Speaker System -OEM
Item# N82E16836121123
$35.00

Subtotal: $ 1,065.31
Tax: $.00
Shipping & Handling: $82.82
Grand Total: $ 1,148.13
Here's what I built. Tack an extra $30 to that--I tried using onboard sound but gave up in frustration and bought a soundblaster live card.

The first computer I bought is that, but with an AMD 3500+, 120GB Harddrive, 9800pro vid card, a 5.1 soundblaster card, and a DVD-RW drive. It was an extra $700.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:01 PM   #12
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Iknow shuttle pc sells some cool small Bare bones Pc's that reeally neat. They can pack a mean punch for a liitle box and resonible pricing.
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:08 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the recommendations. I actually broke down and bought a compaq system last night. Can't say I'm 100% happy with the decision, especially since I forgot HP bought them. Just have to figure out how to get all the extra crap off the system. Tempted to Reformat the drive and reinstall the OS.

Going to rebuild the old system in the next couple months so I'll check out all the sites and recommendations posted.
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:27 AM   #15
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I'm not happy, but it was the right decision.

I would NEVER have bought that for me as I build my own systems. The Compaq is the family system. Put into perspective I can deal with the Compaq but I have to keep reminding myself.
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hehe....at least a dell dude! Oh well.....hope it works out for ya 8)
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If you have any desire whatsoever to reinstall the OS, do it NOW before anything else is installed!! (Sounds like you know this, but just a little jab/reminder about the pain it can be to wait and do it later. )
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A dell? too many horror stories with them. We bought a bunch at work and have had a lot of problems. Plus I looked this AM at Dell just to compare. I looked on Sunday and wasn't too happy with what I saw. I got more for the $$ with the compaq than I could with a Dell.

Yeah I hear you about the OS. As much as I want to reinstall, I don't want to have to pay for the OS. Plus I spent about 1 hour with it this morning and have a lot of the system to the point where it feels like home already. Just have to google to see if there's a way to remove all the extra crap.
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