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    Default 1000 and under bundle ?

    Where can i order a gaming computer for under $1000 with everything(OS, moniter, keyboard, ect)? I also need to get it from a site were they are delivered in a bundle and posebley assembled.

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    Default Re: 1000 and under bundle ?

    I reccomend building it yourself. Especially if you want a good gaming PC for that price.

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    I also find that it is cheaper to build it yourself, and you can make sure you get the parts you want, or make sure you dont get certain parts.
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: 1000 and under bundle ?

    Ok, I completely new to this, so could you list all the parts I would need(preferably from the same site). Also is it hard to assemble a computer if it is your first time trying? Does anything come with instructions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zman
    Ok, I completely new to this, so could you list all the parts I would need(preferably from the same site). Also is it hard to assemble a computer if it is your first time trying? Does anything come with instructions?
    I built my first computer with next to nothing other than what the names of the components were. Eg. CPU, Motherboard, Video card, etc...

    It would be helpful if you could tell us where you live, eg. US, Can, Aus, UK, so that we could provide you with an approiate site.

    Most components do come with instructions, and with all the system parts sometimes you get 8 sets of instructions to do the same thing.
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: 1000 and under bundle ?

    There are many guides available on the internet so you should have no problem assembling a PC. Also telling us what exactly this PC will be used for would help along with your currency as AMD lover suggested.

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    Default Re: 1000 and under bundle ?

    Im Florida U.S. Im gonna be using it for gameing, surfen the web, and high school homework stuff. Oh, I was hopeing there was a site similair to CyberPower, but i heard that on e was no good.

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    Default Re: 1000 and under bundle ?

    http://newegg.com is a great place to buy stuff from.

    Also are you overclocking?

    Something along the lines of this would probally be good.

    AMD Athlon 63 3200+ Winchester = $200
    MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum NForce3 Ultra Motherboard = $130
    Mushkin 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC3200 (2x512) = $150
    Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive = $60
    Lite-On 52X32X52 Internal EIDE CD-RW Drive Black = $25
    NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive = $10
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System Black = $65
    Antec Solution Series Quiet Mid Tower Case w/ 350W Power Supply Black SLK2650-BQE = $75
    ViewSonic G90FB 19" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor = $220
    XFX GeForce 6800 = $275

    That should give you a good idea of what you may want. You cna chnage a fw things if you wish. Liek if you do not need 5.1 speakers get a cheap pair of 2.0 speakers. The system I picked out would be good if you are not overclocking. If you are overclocking you will need better RAM and better cooling. ALso you would need a better PSU. At stock speeds that PSu would eb fien though.
    Last edited by KoolDrew; 12-13-2004 at 07:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolDrew
    At stock speeds that PSu would eb fien though.
    I doubt it will even boot at stock speeds. A 350W PSU is not sufficient for any socket 939 system, regardless of overclocking and the brand of the PSU. For a system of this sort meant to run stock speeds, a 480W ought to do it. And there's not much reason to get that case, expecially since the PSU is insufficient. Any cheap ATX case without a PSU will do.

    I'd have to agree with pretty much everything else, though. Only a couple problems... That's well over budget, and it won't do much seeing as it has no heat sink or fan for the processor (it's nearly $250 for a retail 3200 and $410 for an OEM one). Oh, never mind the operating system...

    The price will be cut by:
    This instead of the Viewsonic. It's just as good and cheaper.
    different 6800. This actually increases the price, but it's worth $15 or so to get a card with much better cooling that actually has its speeds listed. But this will probably be over budget when I'm done so a $235ish GeForce 6600Gt may have to be used instead.
    A 3000 Winchester with $10 Arctic Silver 5 and a $15-$25 HSF. A stronger HSF would be needed for overclocking.
    A $26 Raidmax case and a ~$55 480W Thermaltake PSU. A better PSU will be need for OCing, but that case is fine. I finally do own one, by the way. It actually came with room for two 80mm fans in the back, as opposed to the picture of it that shows room for one 60mm. This doesn't cut the price, but that Antec won't do, as I said. To cut the price, a cheaper case would be needed. There are decent ones for $10-$15 (nevermind shipping on all this, BTW... that'll add up later, so try to keep the item cost below your budget before ordering).
    Corsair Value Select PC3200 512MB with CAS 2.5 for $140. Something better would be ideal for overclocking, though it wouldn't be a necessity. Getting two should be a high priority, though you may not be able to afford it.
    Take out the 5.1 speakers, unless you want surround sound and find it worth the added price.

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    YAwg that show how little you actually know about PSU's. For a PC at stock speeds that PSU would be fine and it would be the same cost of a cheap case + quality PSU. And the brand of PSU makes all the difference in the world. Take a good quality Antec PSu compared to a generic one with the same specs. You will most likely have problems with the generic one. Quality is much more importantr then quanity. I have seen systems a bit more powerful then the system I listed running on a good quality 350w PSU.

    High wattage PSU's are the most overrated suggestions on any msg board. Quality is infinitely more important. So zman the system I reccomended would be perfect if you are not overclocking. You amy want to look into soem of Yawgs other alternatives though.

    EDIT: I was just looking at anandtech and they suggested a case with a 350w PSU with a system that is very similair to the system I picked out:
    http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=2282&p=3

    And if you go to forward 2 more pages you will again see a system used with a 350w PSU in a system that is a bit more powerfull then I picked out. And they continue to reccomend 350w PSu's until you get to the page where they reccomend a FX-55 system with a 480w Antec PSU.

    You still think that PSU would not be sufficient?
    Last edited by KoolDrew; 12-14-2004 at 04:36 AM.

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