Built a PC for a friend

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by TwistedMetal, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. TwistedMetal

    TwistedMetal MC John-117

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    Well, techincally I didn't build it. He did, I was showing him how too. :)

    ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe with NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra ($100)
    Antec 350w Power Supply ($60)
    PersonalComputeR Case comes with 3 fans ($45)
    AMD Athlon XP BARTON 2600+ ($99)
    512MB DDR PC3200 ($89)
    Western Digital 80GB ($65)
    BFG nVidia Geforce FX 5500 OC 256MB ($149)
    Artec 52x/24x/52/16x CDRW/DVD Combo ($40)
    ViewSonic Keyboard ($15)
    Gravis PilotMouse Optical Pro ($20)
    Arctic Silver ($8)

    Not bad huh? This PC should do him good, I wanted a video card that would last, he's not a gamer. But, he he decides too, this card should be able to handle it. The PersonalComputeR case is a no name case, but it does look good. Not as good as my aspire x-gamer, but it does have a window, and the front bottom looks like a car. Headlights and a grill.

    The Gravis PilotMouse Optical Pro looked like a cool mouse, rubber siding for your fingers and 5 customizable buttons. For only $20 I figured I would get one for myself since my MS Optical Mouse was acting up. I love this mouse, fits nicely in your hand, 5 year warranty, and it even comes with a retail version of Splinter Cell.
     
  2. WisMerHill

    WisMerHill New Member

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    nice one, an athlonxp still is a very good choice and saves a lot of money.
    since winxp came out there isn't any real reason to need a64 power besides gaming, a now 2 year old pc will still run almost everything you trow at it as will this system.
    it kinda reminds me of my "old" pc but i'm just spoiled [​IMG]
     
  3. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    nice setup - similiar to mine, and mine is still quite strong
     
  4. Shinjikun

    Shinjikun 第3 子供

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    Very good choices, especially on the mobo and CPU. ;)

    I love my A7N8X-E system; but why doesn't he get a 9800 Pro instead of the Geforce 5500? Sure it's $50 more, but the performance is :w00t:.
     

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