Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 54

Thread: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...




  1. #31
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    38

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    Thanks for the link. Let me ask you though, if I get a Western digital drive, doesn't it include a floppy that does everything for you? Like I said, I swapped HD's in my current computer and all I had to do was load and run the disk that came with it,basically follow the directions and that was it. Than I just installed windows which is no more difficult than installing a new game, just more time consuming.

    I am now beginning to seriously consider building my own. If any of you have the time please pretend you have $1000 max to build the best gaming system you can for that amount of money. I'd like to see what you come up with!

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,393

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    Honestly..i already did that...ahha..i'll do it again later.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    38

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    AsianBatman, don't bother man. I already ordered a system complete. maybe next time! Sorry, i hope you or anyone else didn't start in on configuring one, but if you did I'm sure other people would find it useful though.

    Anyhow, I made several changes and here is the new system that I ordered:

    BASE_PRICE: [+680]
    CAS: Hot New! X-Cruiser Mid-Tower 420W Case W/ WINDOW, MultiMeter Display & Control [+9] (Black Color)
    CPU: (939-pin) AMD ATHLON™64 3500+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology
    CD: NEC 3520A 16X DVD+-RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER [+3] (BLACK COLOR)
    CD2: SONY CDRW 52X32X52 EIDE [+27] (BLACK COLOR)
    FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 6in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
    FREEGAME: Free "Half-Life 2 Bronze" Download Coupon
    FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
    FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
    HDD: 160GB Hard Drive [+26] (SATA150 - Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache -- Recommended)
    KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard [+2] (Logitech Office Pro - Black Color)
    MOUSE: MS INTELLIMOUSE W/ WHEEL (BLACK COLOR)
    MOTHERBOARD: (Sckt939)GigaByte GA-K8N PRO-SLI nForce4 SLI Chipset Dual PCIE MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio [+20]
    MEMORY: 1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Corsair XMS High Performance Memory w/ Heat Spreader [+51])
    NETWORK: ONBOARD NETWORK CARD
    OS: NONE - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
    POWERSUPPLY: Enermax EG565P 535 Watt Power Supply (SLI-Ready) [+79]
    RUSH: RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 5 BUSINESS DAYS [+49]
    SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY PLUS ONE-YEAR ONSITE SERVICE
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    SPEAKERS: Logitech S100 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set (BLACK COLOR)
    USB: Build-in USB 2.0 Ports
    VIDEO: NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GS 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD [+169]
    TOTAL PRICE OUT THE DOOR $1135 (FREE SHIPPING).

    THANKS VERY MUCH FOR EVVERYONE'S INPUT HELPING ME TO IMPROVE ON THE SYSTEM!

    My final question (for now, lol) is i just want to very this system is 100% ready for me to upgrade to a second 6800GS video card in the near future. Thanks again!

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,393

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    AHHA..you suck..i like configed what i wanted in a system..but i ain't gonna bother putting it on...anywho good luck, and still..i don't see a reason for a second cdrom.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    38

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    Well b/c I was told it's quicker, easier & better for making custom burned CD's. What was the total of what you configured?

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,393

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    Who told you that? Well my setup costed 1022.42 after tax and 3day shipping but usaully comes early.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    38

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    Ok I added up most everything I got with buying the parts seperately:

    Case: Newegg didn't sell it but Tigerdirect had it for $70+$16 shipping = $86
    CPU: $201
    NEC 3520A: Newegg didn't have it but cheapest price on pricegrabber is $55 delivered.
    SONY CDRW 52X32X52 $26 delivered
    Flash Media Reader $10
    Half Life 2 Bronze: I'll just say $25
    Floppy Drive: $10
    HDD: $80
    Logitech Keyboard $19 delivered
    MS Intellimouse $28 delivered
    MB: $110 delivered
    Memory: $120 shipped
    Enermax PSU: $95 delivered
    Video Card: $213 shipped
    Speakers $15 delivered

    TOTAL= $1093 compared to the $1074 I paid for the whole system together. I took out the extra $49 rush charge I paid as it's not really fair to include that. Also, factor in I have a 3 year warranty + 1 year onsite warranty & tech support, although the forums are probably best for that, lol.

    Anyhow, hopefully it all works out. Maybe next time i try and build one. I don't think going either way is right or wrong. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Mostly just personal preference.

    Thanks again for everyones help.

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    38

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    Who told you that?
    One of them was a moderator on PC Perspective. See posts 10 thru 15 here: http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.p...4&page=1&pp=15

    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    Well my setup costed 1022.42 after tax and 3day shipping but usaully comes early.
    I wouldn't mind seeing it if you want to post it.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,393

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    My Current Wish List
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 RAIDMAX Astro ATX-268WSP Silver 0.7mm Japanese SECC Gaming Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Model #: ATX-268WSP

    In Stock
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $30.00 $30.00
    1 DFI nF4 SLI Infinity Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: nF4 SLI Infinity

    In Stock
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $122.00 $122.00
    1 ASUS EN6800GT/2DT/256MB Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    Model #: EN6800GT/2DT/256MB

    In Stock
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $269.00 -$20.00 Instant $249.00
    1 Thermaltake W0093RU ATX 12V 2.0 Version 500W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: W0093RU

    In Stock
    Mail-in Rebate
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $79.99 $79.99
    1 AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - Retail
    Model #: ADA3200BPBOX
    ** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?
    In Stock
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $166.00 $166.00
    1 OCZ Performance Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4001024PFDC-K - Retail
    Model #: OCZ4001024PFDC-K

    In Stock
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $117.83 $117.83
    1 Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: WD1200JS

    In Stock
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $74.50 $74.50
    1 Logitech Cordless Internet Pro Desktop 967461-0403 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Desktop Mouse Included - OEM
    Model #: 967461-0403

    In Stock
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $32.00 $32.00
    1 BenQ Black IDE DVD Burner Model DW1620 BLK - OEM
    Model #: DW1620 BLK
    ** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. what's this?
    In Stock
    Remove Remove Add item to Cart Add item to Cart
    $37.99 $37.99
    Subtotal: $909.31

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    38

    Default Re: Ordering Custom built vs building your own...

    Looks like a nice setup for someone who prefers to build there own, but I think you should go with a better processor, since the increases are pretty cheap up until like 4000 arent they?

    I changed a few things on my setup:

    I switched a few more things since they hadn't started building it yet:

    1) switched to the larger, much better cooled Aspire X-Navigator case. Price difference was only $5 even though that case retails like $70 more. This case has 1X120mm fans and 4X80mm fans and is pretty well reviewed.

    2.) I dropped the Sony CRDW and just kept the NEC

    3.) I switch from Corsair XMS memory to Value select b/c I read a review where they tested both and the performance difference was insignificant unless you plan on overclocking which I don't.

    4.) I upgraded to the eVGA NVIDIA Geforce 7800GT card. This should make a nice performance difference and since I have an SLI Motherboard and plenty of power with the "SLI ready" Enermax, I can add another 7800GT in the future which could quite possibly double the life of the computer in terms of keeping up with new games.

    The total of these changes added $25 to the price. if I re-add all the prices of buying everything seperately I'm sure it would come out to more than this whole system. I figure, I can always take it apart & reassemble if it makes me feel better, lol.
    Last edited by kbreese; 12-09-2005 at 09:27 AM.

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •