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Dennis
July 9th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Who sells decently built machines with no OS or linux? I have a copy of Vista that I rarely use anyway, why pay for extra license.

Dnmeistr
July 9th, 2008, 07:19 PM
Yourself, if you are not figuring in the OS then you can usually beat the big retailers and get the parts that you want instead of compromising or taking a chance on proprietary tech.

Roach
July 9th, 2008, 07:28 PM
www.newegg.com

Shinobi
July 10th, 2008, 08:56 AM
www.newegg.com


X2

Shamus30
July 10th, 2008, 09:19 AM
http://www.pricewatch.com/computer_systems_no_os/

Jehu
July 10th, 2008, 09:40 AM
www.newegg.com

X3

But.... Why would anyone want to torture themselves with Vista?

tkaltenbach
July 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

T-Thunder
July 10th, 2008, 10:48 AM
X3

But.... Why would anyone want to torture themselves with Vista?

precisely.

Dennis
July 10th, 2008, 11:17 AM
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

Thanks, I might go with something like this...


CASE: Apevia X-Cruiser Mid-Tower 420W Case W/ WINDOW, MultiMeter Display & Control (Green Color)
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 CPU @ 3.0GHz 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache 64-bit
MOTHERBOARD: MSI P7N SLI-FI 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, & 7.1Audio
MEMORY: 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO CARD 2: NONE
VIDEO CARD 3: NONE
LCD Monitor: NONE
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Data Hard Drive: NONE
Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: NONE
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
550W Power Supply
Raidmax Maxcool Intel CPU Cooling Fan

$741 before rebates

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/images/cs/xcruiser/conan/grn_400.jpg

Connect
July 10th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Build it yourself.

Dnmeistr
July 10th, 2008, 12:32 PM
Newegg prices of above system

100 - Case (420W PS)
189 - CPU
130 - MB
60 - Memory
100 - VC (not enough muscle)
80 - HD (could get 500 GB for same price)
50 - DVD
40 - CPU Fan

749 - Total

Reno Computer Repair
July 10th, 2008, 12:43 PM
I am looking at the pics of the case...Only one rear 80MM fan and one side 80MM fan? See if you can find a case with a rear/front 120MM fan to maximize air flow. My current Antec case has two, but the temps are close on the motherboard.

tkaltenbach
July 10th, 2008, 12:53 PM
The last one I ordered from them for a friend had the liquid cooling upgrade with fans. It was only like $12 extra.

Roach
July 10th, 2008, 12:53 PM
If you need it assembled, I can do it for beer :thumbsup:

Reno Computer Repair
July 10th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Liquid cooling, assembled by a guy drinking beer :nervous:

Besides, with that color case you need justice. Quad-Core for the Hulk, and more RAM if you run Vista. :thumbsup:

Roach
July 10th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Hey! I have successfully assembled many things drinking beer...well, aside from the 350 I have in the garage.

Shinobi
July 10th, 2008, 03:08 PM
yeah why not build one yourself or have someone build it im willing to teach ya if you don't know how :thumbsup:

Cheapscherokee
July 25th, 2008, 02:30 PM
I want to build me a new machine, but don't have the money. Intel Quad Cores are cool, but very expensive. I think I'll build me a Phenom System, Sure you can build a faster system, but its gonna cost yah.

And whats so big about Newegg anyways , Mwave has a better selection and more options and you can have it in like 2 or 3 days if taking there cheapest shipping method. And there prices are not much different from Newegg.

Cheapscherokee
July 25th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Newegg prices of above system

100 - Case (420W PS)
189 - CPU
130 - MB
60 - Memory
100 - VC (not enough muscle)
80 - HD (could get 500 GB for same price)
50 - DVD
40 - CPU Fan

749 - Total

This is what I would like to build:

XFX Geforce 8600 gt 1gb ddr2 pci express vga dvi tv out (retail) $111.51


Samsung SH-S223F/BEBE black 22x double layer DVD+/-rw SATA drive w/software (bare drive) $26.90

THERMALTAKE cl-p0310 big typhoon vx copper base cooling fan for amd (socket 754/939/am2) and intel (socket 775) processor w/3 pin connector $45.60

(Can get a cheaper case, but this one is so nice.)

THERMALTAKE m9 VI1000BWS (black) mid tower no power supply 6x5.25" 1x3.5" 3x3.5"(hidden) w/ see through side window front i/o & 120mm case fan x 2
ANTEC TP3-550 550W

$167.00

(I wouldn't buy an MSI board, no thanks, I prefer Giga-byte or an Asus board)

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-DS4 amd 790x chipset ATX form factor 1xPCI-E(x16)/3xPCI-E(x1)/2xpci/4xddr2 w/sata2 raid,lan(gb),1394,usb 2.0 & audio (cpu type:amd - socket am2)
PHENOM X4 9850 2.5G - BLACK
CRUCIAL 2GB KIT BL2KIT12864AA106A

$385.75


WD 640GB 6400AAKS SATA 7200RPM 16MB (Bare drive)

$86.90


Sub Total $823.66



Shipping & Handling Calculator $22.51

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Total $846.17 Shipped


I probably just put my foot in my mouth about the Intel being more expensive and the bang for the buck part, but, oh well. I'm not a big fan of Intel. Have always ran AMD, and have always had a machine that was cheaper and can do as much

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/shoppingcart.asp?CartID=MWV@SZONFFX4DV9UCOWOMIUS8X 586FQQ56DTH1CX2GLEZLLKNE&scriteria=AA73298&UpDepts=HDSATA&DName=Hard%20Drives%20-%20Serial%20ATA&Back=HDSATA-WDOEM&Bname=WESTERN%20DIGITAL%20-%20Bare%20Drives&recal=1

Link to my cart, it will probably disapear after a day.

Dennis
August 19th, 2008, 10:39 AM
XCLIO A380BK Fully Black High Gloss Finish SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288)
BFG Tech LS-550 BFGR550WLSPSU Continuous 550W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.8 SLI Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702008)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037)
ASUS EN8600GT SILENT/HTDP/512M GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Super Silent Video Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121098)
ASUS P5K SE EPU LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131278)


The key word for this system is "quiet". What do you think?

$727.72 shipped, plus $45 off in mail-in rebates, so under $700 total.

Shinobi
August 19th, 2008, 10:42 AM
yeah dude stay away from gigabyte out all the computers ive worked on and built gigabyte mobos give me the most problems ... Asus is rock solid and heart touching :thumbsup:

drbruzzo
August 22nd, 2008, 07:41 PM
i agree build it yourself

i like the websites that are listed above as well as

http://www.directron.com

drbruzzo
August 22nd, 2008, 07:45 PM
also i would have to say don't use vista unless you have to. like someone has a gun to your head, have to.

XP still works, if you get an intel chipset i would look at runnin OSx86 which is basically the mac OS on a pc very slick. Or there is the whole Linux crowd of OS's.

Dennis
August 22nd, 2008, 07:59 PM
also i would have to say don't use vista unless you have to. like someone has a gun to your head, have to.

XP still works, if you get an intel chipset i would look at runnin OSx86 which is basically the mac OS on a pc very slick. Or there is the whole Linux crowd of OS's.

I already have 3 Macs at home, I need a Windows machine I can use for work at home and play some games.

Dennis
August 25th, 2008, 12:53 PM
XCLIO A380BK Fully Black High Gloss Finish SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288)
BFG Tech LS-550 BFGR550WLSPSU Continuous 550W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.8 SLI Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702008)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037)
ASUS EN8600GT SILENT/HTDP/512M GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Super Silent Video Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121098)
ASUS P5K SE EPU LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131278)


The key word for this system is "quiet". What do you think?

$727.72 shipped, plus $45 off in mail-in rebates, so under $700 total.

Ordered it all. Can't wait to put it all together.

Roach
August 25th, 2008, 12:57 PM
i agree build it yourself

i like the websites that are listed above as well as

http://www.directron.com

I've purchased from Directron 10+ times with no problems

Cheapscherokee
September 4th, 2008, 12:52 PM
yeah dude stay away from gigabyte out all the computers ive worked on and built gigabyte mobos give me the most problems ... Asus is rock solid and heart touching :thumbsup:

Really, never had any problems with them. But I've been running AMD on them though. Maybe its an Intel thing. The last I heard, Asus bought out Gigabyte. So, its all the same.

Dennis
September 11th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Posting from my new PC. First PC that I own since 1999. Installed Vista Home Premium. Windows Experience Index = 5.5. Not bad overall. Now I just have to find uses for this machine, other than occasionally using it for work stuff and playing a few PC games.

Shinobi
September 11th, 2008, 09:14 PM
how about some pics of the new machine :D I like seeing new gadgets

Dennis
September 12th, 2008, 09:43 AM
how about some pics of the new machine :D I like seeing new gadgets

looks like this, just with stuff inside. :D

Dennis
September 20th, 2008, 02:13 PM
ok, some pics. case, inside and fan-less video card...

bamftruck
September 21st, 2008, 11:30 AM
nice new computer.

PizzaJeep
February 5th, 2009, 12:43 AM
NICE DENNIS!!!

YOU HAVE THE SAME GOOD TASTE I DO!

i finally broke down last week and ordered a new motherboard/cpu combo with a new case and power supply... it came in tuesday afternoon and about 30 hours later im running at 100%. i bought the same exact case.