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Ok heres the deal, my boss wants me to build him a computer. I told him I don't know much but he insisted so.....

This comp has to stay under the $600.00 mark, and that is for the complete system. He also wants to go with the Barton 2500+ if possible. I found a good package deal at NCIX for this, it is Barton 2500+ with SOLTEK 75FRN2-L NFORCE2 for $221.54cdn. I would like to stick with what NCIX carries so the memory can't be crucial.

I cannot seem to stay under $600, all the little stuff kills me. Can you guys help me come up with a complete system for under $600 based on the athlon 2500+ ? The only things it is gonna be used for is a little surfing, doing bills and some music.

If you don't think it is possible to stay under $600 based on the 2500+ than it can be changed to something cheaper as long as it is one of the Athlons.

Your Help Is Appreciated :) Oh yeah this price doesn't include monitor.

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WOW Under $600 with a 2500+??? I will give it go.

Here is what I came up with from NCIX:

1.44 MB High Density Floppy Drive $10.80

KEYMOUSE PS/2 2 BUTTON MOUSE W/ SCROLL WHEEL 700DPI $6.99

GENERIC COMPACT PS/2 KEYBOARD $5.25

SONY CRX225E 52X/24X/52X E-IDE INT CD-RW W/ SW OEM $49.92

ABIT NF7-M SOCKETA NFORCE2 DUAL DDR AGP 5PCI ATA133 VIDEO SOUND LAN $144.52

AOPEN 17IN QF50A MID-TOWER CASE BLACK 300W W/ FRONT USB & SOUND $59.34

MAXTOR DIAMONDMAX PLUS 8 30GB 7200RPM 2MB ATA133 W/ FDB $76.16

AMD ATHLON XP 2200+ 256K 266FSB SOCKET A RETAIL BOX *3YR. MFR. WARRANTY* $110.01

IMPRESSION 17IN .27 1280X1024 L.R. OSD $132.24

GENERIC 256MB PC2700 DDR333 184PIN $65.79

TOTAL $661.02

Reasons for the downgrades: First there is no why you are going to be able to build a 2500+ system for under $600. I choose the new mobo because with the old one you would have to buy a sperate graphic card. This one has an intergrated MX440 which can play some games but it was also cheaper then buying the other board + a graphic card. Everything else is just self explanitory. Nothing real impressing. :? You still need speakers and an os.

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Swimmer you came pretty close, I just might use that system, Thanks. First I am going to see if i can get him to up the budget a bit.

Why an Athlon 2500+ if it's not even going to be used for moderately intensive stuff?

He talked to a salesman :lol:

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Yeah but the floppy is kinda a staple of a computer. 8) Is the shop networked with network storage?? That is a good price for what you are getting!! The only change I would make would be the case and maybe the monitor... Other then that it is a solid computer. :D

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Umm not bad! $261.98 cnd! That is about 1/2 the budget so it is decent. Put some of the parts from the other computer and you are set!

Revisied components:

Barebones from tigerdirect.com $261.98

-PCChip motherboard with intergrated 64mb graphics

-128mb pc2100 memory

-300w ATX case

-1800+ AMD Athlon

-NIC & modem

KEYMOUSE PS/2 2 BUTTON MOUSE W/ SCROLL WHEEL 700DPI $6.99

GENERIC COMPACT PS/2 KEYBOARD $5.25

SONY CRX225E 52X/24X/52X E-IDE INT CD-RW W/ SW OEM $49.92

MAXTOR DIAMONDMAX PLUS 8 30GB 7200RPM 2MB ATA133 W/ FDB $76.16

Windows XP Home OEM $118.00

IMPRESSION 17IN .27 1280X1024 L.R. OSD $132.24

TOTAL $650.00

Now that is only $10 bucks cheaper then what the other system is priced at....:roll: But this version does include the Windows XP Home software..

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Ok here is the compaq that i found that is on budget. I know compaq sucks but this might be our only choice!

review your S6000Z

Scroll down to see your customized pc order below.

price $598.00 *

mail-in rebate − $150.00

price after rebate $448.00

you saved 25.1%

Processor AMD Athlon XP 2400+ operating at 2.0GHz edit

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition edit

Memory 128 MB DDR / PC2700 (1 DIMM) edit

Hard Drive FREE SIZE UPGRADE from 120GB to 160GB 7200 rpm edit

Primary CD/DVD Drive 48X max. CD-ROM Drive edit

Secondary CD/DVD Drive 48X max hp CD-Writer Drive FOR $1 edit

Removable Storage 3.5 in. 1.44MB Floppy Drive edit

Graphics Card Integrated Graphics edit

Sound Card Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ Front Audio ports edit

Monitors Compaq cv7500 17" monitor edit rebate form

Speakers JBL Platinum Speakers w/ Digital Audio Port edit

Keyboard and Mouse Presario Keyboard & Scroller Mouse edit

Productivity Software. Microsoft® Works 7.0/Money 2004/MSN Encarta Plus

There you have it

:evil:

The mobo in this computer is an Asus A7V8X-LA. It is a hybrid of the A7v8X-mx which has the VT8235CE southbridge where as the LA version has VT8237 southbridge. This is a VIA chip set motherboard unlike the A7N8X

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Cool I got the boss to move the price up to $800 cdn that is a bit better. I think he will go a little higher if he has to :D I think the 2200+ is good for him. I am going to put a list together sometime tonight and post it for your scrutiny :)

Feel free to post your own ideas for $800 cdn :wink:

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Cool I got the boss to move the price up to $800 cdn that is a bit better. I think he will go a little higher if he has to :D I think the 2200+ is good for him. I am going to put a list together sometime tonight and post it for your scrutiny :)

Feel free to post your own ideas for $800 cdn :wink:

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Cool I got the boss to move the price up to $800 cdn that is a bit better. I think he will go a little higher if he has to :D I think the 2200+ is good for him. I am going to put a list together sometime tonight and post it for your scrutiny :)

Feel free to post your own ideas for $800 cdn :wink:

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Cool I got the boss to move the price up to $800 cdn that is a bit better. I think he will go a little higher if he has to :D I think the 2200+ is good for him. I am going to put a list together sometime tonight and post it for your scrutiny :)

Feel free to post your own ideas for $800 cdn :wink:

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Swimmer, was this in canadian dollars :?:

Ok here is the compaq that i found that is on budget. I know compaq sucks but this might be our only choice!

review your S6000Z

Scroll down to see your customized pc order below.

price $598.00 *

mail-in rebate − $150.00

price after rebate $448.00

you saved 25.1%

Processor AMD Athlon XP 2400+ operating at 2.0GHz edit

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition edit

Memory 128 MB DDR / PC2700 (1 DIMM) edit

Hard Drive FREE SIZE UPGRADE from 120GB to 160GB 7200 rpm edit

Primary CD/DVD Drive 48X max. CD-ROM Drive edit

Secondary CD/DVD Drive 48X max hp CD-Writer Drive FOR $1 edit

Removable Storage 3.5 in. 1.44MB Floppy Drive edit

Graphics Card Integrated Graphics edit

Sound Card Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ Front Audio ports edit

Monitors Compaq cv7500 17" monitor edit rebate form

Speakers JBL Platinum Speakers w/ Digital Audio Port edit

Keyboard and Mouse Presario Keyboard & Scroller Mouse edit

Productivity Software. Microsoft® Works 7.0/Money 2004/MSN Encarta Plus

There you have it

The mobo in this computer is an Asus A7V8X-LA. It is a hybrid of the A7v8X-mx which has the VT8235CE southbridge where as the LA version has VT8237 southbridge. This is a VIA chip set motherboard unlike the A7N8X

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Swimmer, was this in canadian dollars :?:

Ok here is the compaq that i found that is on budget. I know compaq sucks but this might be our only choice!

review your S6000Z

Scroll down to see your customized pc order below.

price $598.00 *

mail-in rebate − $150.00

price after rebate $448.00

you saved 25.1%

Processor AMD Athlon XP 2400+ operating at 2.0GHz edit

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition edit

Memory 128 MB DDR / PC2700 (1 DIMM) edit

Hard Drive FREE SIZE UPGRADE from 120GB to 160GB 7200 rpm edit

Primary CD/DVD Drive 48X max. CD-ROM Drive edit

Secondary CD/DVD Drive 48X max hp CD-Writer Drive FOR $1 edit

Removable Storage 3.5 in. 1.44MB Floppy Drive edit

Graphics Card Integrated Graphics edit

Sound Card Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ Front Audio ports edit

Monitors Compaq cv7500 17" monitor edit rebate form

Speakers JBL Platinum Speakers w/ Digital Audio Port edit

Keyboard and Mouse Presario Keyboard & Scroller Mouse edit

Productivity Software. Microsoft® Works 7.0/Money 2004/MSN Encarta Plus

There you have it

The mobo in this computer is an Asus A7V8X-LA. It is a hybrid of the A7v8X-mx which has the VT8235CE southbridge where as the LA version has VT8237 southbridge. This is a VIA chip set motherboard unlike the A7N8X

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Swimmer, was this in canadian dollars :?:

Ok here is the compaq that i found that is on budget. I know compaq sucks but this might be our only choice!

review your S6000Z

Scroll down to see your customized pc order below.

price $598.00 *

mail-in rebate − $150.00

price after rebate $448.00

you saved 25.1%

Processor AMD Athlon XP 2400+ operating at 2.0GHz edit

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition edit

Memory 128 MB DDR / PC2700 (1 DIMM) edit

Hard Drive FREE SIZE UPGRADE from 120GB to 160GB 7200 rpm edit

Primary CD/DVD Drive 48X max. CD-ROM Drive edit

Secondary CD/DVD Drive 48X max hp CD-Writer Drive FOR $1 edit

Removable Storage 3.5 in. 1.44MB Floppy Drive edit

Graphics Card Integrated Graphics edit

Sound Card Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ Front Audio ports edit

Monitors Compaq cv7500 17" monitor edit rebate form

Speakers JBL Platinum Speakers w/ Digital Audio Port edit

Keyboard and Mouse Presario Keyboard & Scroller Mouse edit

Productivity Software. Microsoft® Works 7.0/Money 2004/MSN Encarta Plus

There you have it

The mobo in this computer is an Asus A7V8X-LA. It is a hybrid of the A7v8X-mx which has the VT8235CE southbridge where as the LA version has VT8237 southbridge. This is a VIA chip set motherboard unlike the A7N8X

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Swimmer, was this in canadian dollars :?:

Ok here is the compaq that i found that is on budget. I know compaq sucks but this might be our only choice!

review your S6000Z

Scroll down to see your customized pc order below.

price $598.00 *

mail-in rebate − $150.00

price after rebate $448.00

you saved 25.1%

Processor AMD Athlon XP 2400+ operating at 2.0GHz edit

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition edit

Memory 128 MB DDR / PC2700 (1 DIMM) edit

Hard Drive FREE SIZE UPGRADE from 120GB to 160GB 7200 rpm edit

Primary CD/DVD Drive 48X max. CD-ROM Drive edit

Secondary CD/DVD Drive 48X max hp CD-Writer Drive FOR $1 edit

Removable Storage 3.5 in. 1.44MB Floppy Drive edit

Graphics Card Integrated Graphics edit

Sound Card Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ Front Audio ports edit

Monitors Compaq cv7500 17" monitor edit rebate form

Speakers JBL Platinum Speakers w/ Digital Audio Port edit

Keyboard and Mouse Presario Keyboard & Scroller Mouse edit

Productivity Software. Microsoft® Works 7.0/Money 2004/MSN Encarta Plus

There you have it

The mobo in this computer is an Asus A7V8X-LA. It is a hybrid of the A7v8X-mx which has the VT8235CE southbridge where as the LA version has VT8237 southbridge. This is a VIA chip set motherboard unlike the A7N8X

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LA-CSBW2044HA Case

P4S800 Motherboard

Pentium4-2.6(800MHz)

Intel Approved Fan

Arctic Alumina Thermal Compund Paste

Standard Floppy

512MB Certified 400Mhz PC3200 DDR Memory

52x24x52 CD-RW DRIVE 5224A

Logitech Desktop Keyboard & Wheel Mouse

1 Year Motherboard/Processor Warranty

40GB 100/7200RPM HDD

$646.10 USD

I am so bored... first attempt at some bzboys.com

Go to http://www.pricewatch.com and pick the main parts online then go to your local frys electronics shop for the rest...

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LA-CSBW2044HA Case

P4S800 Motherboard

Pentium4-2.6(800MHz)

Intel Approved Fan

Arctic Alumina Thermal Compund Paste

Standard Floppy

512MB Certified 400Mhz PC3200 DDR Memory

52x24x52 CD-RW DRIVE 5224A

Logitech Desktop Keyboard & Wheel Mouse

1 Year Motherboard/Processor Warranty

40GB 100/7200RPM HDD

$646.10 USD

I am so bored... first attempt at some bzboys.com

Go to http://www.pricewatch.com and pick the main parts online then go to your local frys electronics shop for the rest...

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LA-CSBW2044HA Case

P4S800 Motherboard

Pentium4-2.6(800MHz)

Intel Approved Fan

Arctic Alumina Thermal Compund Paste

Standard Floppy

512MB Certified 400Mhz PC3200 DDR Memory

52x24x52 CD-RW DRIVE 5224A

Logitech Desktop Keyboard & Wheel Mouse

1 Year Motherboard/Processor Warranty

40GB 100/7200RPM HDD

$646.10 USD

I am so bored... first attempt at some bzboys.com

Go to http://www.pricewatch.com and pick the main parts online then go to your local frys electronics shop for the rest...

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LA-CSBW2044HA Case

P4S800 Motherboard

Pentium4-2.6(800MHz)

Intel Approved Fan

Arctic Alumina Thermal Compund Paste

Standard Floppy

512MB Certified 400Mhz PC3200 DDR Memory

52x24x52 CD-RW DRIVE 5224A

Logitech Desktop Keyboard & Wheel Mouse

1 Year Motherboard/Processor Warranty

40GB 100/7200RPM HDD

$646.10 USD

I am so bored... first attempt at some bzboys.com

Go to http://www.pricewatch.com and pick the main parts online then go to your local frys electronics shop for the rest...

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