With college fast-approaching, many of us are looks at major purchases for our rooms… Do I really need the ducky dental floss to compliment the duck wastebasket? Or maybe the duck toothbrush is enough…
Myself, I’m alittle more interested in the computer I’m buying.
After doing some looking at different options, I’ve compiled what I think is the best value system that will get me the best performance and be able to last me for all my college needs. Keep in mind this is subject to change, and I’m looking for additions, comments, suggestions, etc.
|CPU||AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939||$150.00|
|Motherboard||eVGA 133-K8-NF41 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SLI ATX||$78.99|
|Video Card||eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX GeForce 7600GT KO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16||$165.99|
|RAM||Kingston ValueRAM 1GB (2x512MB) 184-Pin DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel||$99.99|
|Hard Drive||Open Box Segate Barracuda 7200PRM ST325082 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s||$71.57|
|Optical Drive||NEC 16x DVD+-R DVD Burner IDE||$29.50|
|Case/PSU||Rosewill TU-155 Steel ATX Mid Tower w/ 400W PSU||$49.99|
|Monitor||NEC Accusync 70||$0
Donated by Mr. Marino
Keep in mind I’ll be adding 3x160GB IDE HDs to this configuration for a total 730GB. Also, I might be overclocking the CPU since reading an article showing that the 3800+ is easily overclock-able into the 4800+ range! I also want to expand the memory to 2GB, but not in the near future.
It interests me what other people are doing/did in terms of what computer they chose and how much they spent on it… just for comparison’s sake.