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Would it be possible to order comp parts from newegg to build a comp between that price range?Just want to see yall guy's answers since i know some of you have built comps yourself.
 

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Ya i suppose so but it would be pretty crappy I thinks, unless you got some black mark deals or someone with tons of extra old stock.
 

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I think it depends. Do you need a mouse, keyboard, a monitor, speakers and other little things like this? How about a hard drive and a CD ROM? What about the graphics card? Do you have these already and don't need to upgrade?

It just depends on so much what you currently have and need to upgrade. Do you want a complete system?
 

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you could build an ok computer w/ $300, if u have a " Fry's Electornics" or a "PC Club" store near you, you should be ok. if you wanna order online here you go:
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Your best solution wouldn't be to build but get one of those Dell deals. I've seen entire comps with 2.4 GHz Intel Processor, Windows XP, and CRT Monitor for $300 dollars after rebate.

If you built your computer and bought a legal copy of Windows XP, that alone would run you $150 bucks or so. Add on a mobo and processor that's decent and you're already over your $300 dollar limit.
 

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Well i was able to look at newegg and saw that athlon xp 2500+ was 44 or 77$ can't remeber which one,only thing i wouldn't get is a monitor since i already have one and for video card i would try out my agp 16mb tnt2 m64,not sure if the card would work since i haven't been able to test it since we got it.
 

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hnayoung true but there are Celeron D and not P4s. Duke nukem
here you are with in ur limit

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-157-031&depa=1
mobo $36

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-506&depa=1
Amd 2500+ barton 77$


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-124-001&depa=0
Kingwin CPU Fan, Model "KAE-3031" -OEM 5$

POWMAX 0808 Beige ATX Mid tower Case with 350W Power Supply, Model "CP808PL-1" -RETAIL 21$

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-190-008&depa=1
Rosewill 52x32x52x16 CD-RW Dvd-rom 16x Cool Gray Combo Drive, Model RB-321, Retail $30

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-152-010&depa=1
harddrive 80Gb $56


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-141-167&depa=1
ram pc2700 $60

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If you have a Fry's close, you can do a bit better, for example, this weekend at Fry's:
Sempron 2400 + mobo $75 (onboard video, sound, NIC, USB)
Antec 300watts and case $20 after rebate ($50 -30)
Seagate 160GB $55 after rebate ($105 - 50) -or get it from Newegg
Kingston PC2700 512mb $60 after rebate ($80-20) -or get it from Newegg
CDRW $20 -or get it from Newegg
So you pay $330 + tax - $100 ~ $230
Use Win 98 for games and Linux for others $0
provided you have a Fry's and you are not rebate-phobic, ;)
 

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HSF - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-166-027&depa=0

$6.99

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=19-104-201&DEPA=1

$48 and very overclockable. :)

MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-152-045R&type=Refurbished

$36 refurb, don't be afraid of Newegg's refurbs - they're great.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-220-024&depa=0

$33 X 2.. order two for Dual Channel. :) Don't be afraid of PDP's name, they are f'ing great, unbeatable for the price. Google some reviews.

Case - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-105-139&depa=1

$30 with $16 s&h

Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-141-012R&type=Refurbished

$62

TOTAL = $265, and you get a great system that whoops the **** out of your current one.

edit: Oh, and OS.. I don't think anyone BUYS their OS. ;)
 

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I'm sure you could find a CPU for under $60 for it, and BTW in US funds, that would be $212 for the box.
 

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Ka0s cuz he may have windows XP already thats way i didn't list it ;)
 

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>$33 X 2.. order two for Dual Channel. Don't be afraid of PDP's name, they are f'ing great, unbeatable for the price. Google some reviews.

Don't you need to buy a dual set to ensure the two stick are capable of dual channel?
Other than that, couldn't have picked better parts myself.

Duke, check this article out, there is bound to be something in there you like :)
http://anandtech.com/casecooling/showdoc.aspx?i=2336
 

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no dual channel ram are just 2 stick s of normal ram. and the kits are just 2 sticks of ram that been tested to work and should be the same chips and timmings.
 

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Yeah. As long as the two sticks are the same amount, sidedness (double or single, single being better for overclocking), rated spec, dual-channel will work fine on it.

Although kits are technically "inspected" to work with dual channel, if you buy two of the same (or even similar brand, but always same spec, size, and sidedness) stick from a non dual-channel kit, it'll still work fine. I ran one Crucial PC2700 stick with one of these PDP PC4000 sticks in Dual Channel @ 400MHz, worked fine. :)
 

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if you live in our country, $300 is sufficient to build a custom PC with average-above average performance
 
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