Have you built a computer? I need suggestions about components to select
Posted on 2006-05-24
My son MUST (he says) build a computer. He wants it for games and general use. His current laptop is way too slow.
My son has compiled the list you see below. (Expensive).
I told him I would "ask the guys (gals)" on EE for recommendations. I said they might be able to recommend other components that are just-as-good, but cheaper. I also said they might be able to recommend PLACES to buy components at great prices. They might even be able to recommend web sites or forums that address this desire (build a computer at a great price).
Thank you very much for offering your help.
Component Description Site Price Shipping Total
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester newegg.com $357.00 $0.00 $357.00
Motherboard Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe newegg.com $189.99 $8.48 $198.47
Memory Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM newegg.com $119.00 $4.99 $123.99
Video Card eVGA GeForce 7900 GT newegg.com $259.99 $4.99 $264.98
Hard Drive Hitachi Deckstar 160GB SATA Already Owned $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CD Drive BenQ 16X DVD±R DVD Burner newegg.com $33.99 $4.99 $38.98
Case COOLER MASTER CAVALIER 3 CAV-T03-UK newegg.com $59.99 $16.23 $76.22
Power Supply Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 newegg.com $83.99 $4.99 $88.98