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JEDIpartner
02-19-2007, 01:48 PM
Not so much as YOU build one to my specifications and send it to me but rather assist me in putting the proper parts together for me. Was thinking about getting one built at www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com)

The IT guy here at work might help me, so I'll let you know if he does and we can kill this thread. :)

Need something that will be efficient at ripping/burning DVDs, running games and running music composing/editing software.

Any takers?

LTBasker
02-19-2007, 02:40 PM
But that could take several hours of clicking through newegg and countless parts to find just the right one.

Yeah, I'm in. :D I used newegg to pick out all the parts for my computer as well as my sister's computer, it's so fun. :cool:

Just need extra info for it.

-Want computer case with LEDs and/or window side panel?
-Have any preferred brands?
-Peripherals needed?
-Any parts from an existing computer getting used in the new one?

CaptainSolo1138
02-19-2007, 03:07 PM
Check your PM's, JP.

2-1B
02-19-2007, 03:51 PM
Cappy,
JP doesn't have PMS, he's a nice guy. :)

CaptainSolo1138
02-19-2007, 03:53 PM
Proper or not, I added an apostrophe. You suck.:p

JEDIpartner
02-19-2007, 03:54 PM
Sometimes I think I do have PMS. My IT guy here at work put something together and we'll see if my partner approves it. If not, I may fall back to you guys. Thank you!!!!!!

Jargo
02-19-2007, 07:51 PM
I thought Dar was good at PC stuff. and Vyn. and stuff.......

CaptainSolo1138
02-19-2007, 10:32 PM
I thought Dar was good at PC stuff. and Vyn. and stuff.......So am I. I refer to them as "Native Americans".

Slicker
02-19-2007, 10:41 PM
Yeah, Vyn I know is a computer geek guru.

I put my own computer together through Newegg over the summer. I think my total came out to a little under $800 including monitor.

It's not hard at ALL to put a computer together either. I'll never buy one of those prebuilt jobbies ever again. I'll use my wicked computer-putting-together skillz every time.

Jargo
02-20-2007, 02:27 PM
So am I. I refer to them as "Native Americans".
BADABUM CHING!

Dar' Argol
02-20-2007, 07:42 PM
I thought Dar was good at PC stuff. and Vyn. and stuff.......

that I am . . . surprised you remembered DP! JP called me the other night, I missed the call. I told him to email me the specs and I will look them over. Just waiting to hear from him . . . .

JEDIpartner
02-21-2007, 03:29 PM
Oh, my IT guy put one together for me and is assembling it here at work during his downtime. I think it's going to be a beast. :shocked:


Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811129158)
ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131022)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+(65W) Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4200CUBOX (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103741)
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145034)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250620A 250GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive (2 units) (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148143)
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner included extra White bezel, with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model LH-20A1P (2 units) (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106050)

Dar' Argol
02-22-2007, 07:48 PM
Oh, my IT guy put one together for me and is assembling it here at work during his downtime. I think it's going to be a beast. :shocked:


Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811129158)
ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131022)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+(65W) Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4200CUBOX (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103741)
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145034)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250620A 250GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive (2 units) (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148143)
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner included extra White bezel, with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model LH-20A1P (2 units) (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106050)

I like the processor, and the RAM is good. I would have gone with the Western Digital 250GB though for $4 less. But I also like WD better then seagate . . . its my opinion. And the DVD is not bad either.

The motherboard though . . . I like GIGAbyte boards, they are solid, Dual BIOS, and I have put a GIGAbyte in 4 computers now and no problems. This board by GIGAbyte for instance:

GIGABYTE GA-M59SLI-S5 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128011)

Its about $60 more but you get 2 PCI Express 16, 2, and 8 slots. Plus a max supported 16GB of RAM . . . if you ever need that much :rolleyes: Plus 8 SATA instead of 6. But like with everything else you put into a computer, its all about what you need from each part and what your future plans are. The only thing that I do not like about both of these boards are the Dual Channel RAM. But that's once again a personal preference for me.

The case is a little expensive too . . I looked and there are far cheaper 500W cases (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Order=PRICE&Page=1&Category=9&N=2000090007+105510029&Submit=ENE&Nty=1&Subcategory=7). Usually I don't want to spend more then $75 for a case. They are all usually the same with some different flavors thrown in my each company. Kinda like Bagged Cereal at the store . . . its the same as the box stuff and usually cheaper. Unless its an aluminum case . . that's a little different then a steel case.

What video card are you going with?? That's the only thing you need that I did not see listed. And are you going with the onboard audio or getting a audio card? Other then that, looks great! I don't want it to seem like I am beating down your choices, but JP you know I'm a tech head. All that is important is if it works for you.

Dar' Argol
02-23-2007, 12:04 AM
I am such a geek/tech head that I am making this post on my PSP. You may want to concider a router so you and Lou can be online at the same time.

Man this is a pain to post with! I doubt I'll be making many posts on my PSP! I mean this post took about 20 minutes to type out! Maybe my sig should read: Now there's portable Dar'!

JEDIpartner
02-23-2007, 10:03 AM
You're a nerd. :o

Dar' Argol
02-23-2007, 10:15 AM
I know I am . . so what about that video card???

JEDIpartner
02-23-2007, 10:29 AM
I know I am . . so what about that video card???

3D Fuzion 3DFR6200LEE GeForce 6200 LE TC 256MB(128MB on Board) DDR PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143052)

Dar' Argol
02-23-2007, 10:40 AM
3D Fuzion 3DFR6200LEE GeForce 6200 LE TC 256MB(128MB on Board) DDR PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143052)

Hmmm . . . not bad. I see a bunch of the reviews though complaining about fan noise and the fact that if you are using it for gaming or graphics that its not good. And at 128MB you may see some slowdown when it comes to your DVD's. For a few more bucks you could have gone with a 256MB.

I don't want this to sound bad JP but did your IT guy just pick these part for you, did he present a list of choices, or did you chose your parts??

JEDIpartner
02-23-2007, 10:50 AM
I looked at the options... and I selected certain things because of the price and my budget. I'm not a big gamer, so I don't really care about that. Fan noise-- *shrug* It's all just noise anyhow. LOL

Dar' Argol
02-23-2007, 11:07 AM
Well, as I said before, as long as it works for you that's all that matters.

I'm off right now, heading over to my mother's to set up her wireless router and drop some files on her new computer that I pulled off of her old corrupted Hard drive. a lot of familiy photos and the such.

So while I have the change I urge EVERYONE reading this thread. PERFORM A BACK UP ON ALL DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOS THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP/THAT ARE IMPORTANT ON A REGULAR BASIS!! Burn them to disc or something before you loose them or have to pay a recovery service to get them back.

JEDIpartner
02-23-2007, 11:25 AM
...or get a second hard drive and still do that!!! LOL

Dar' Argol
02-24-2007, 11:21 AM
Well, my mother is not that savy. Thankfully though I did save everything that she wanted. Let me know when you get your beast up and running(man did THAT ever sound bad!)