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  2. images/bd10265.gif If I were Building a System Today... (3/29/07) by Joe Whinery
  3. images/bd10265.gif Joe Whinery's Excel Spread Sheet List of PC Build Specs: (Compare Prior Build Specs).

For proper Display (1024x768). When Printing, change your Printer Driver properties from Portrait to Landscape mode. Otherwise, you may not be able to print this worksheet with all Part Numbers viewed. Enjoy! GB

    DDR By Joe Whinery

3-29-07

   
       

Dual Core - AM2

Directron

Axiontech

  Item Brand Model Est. Price

Actual $

Part Numbers

NewEgg

1.) Case CoolerMaster Elite 330 - RC-330

$48.99

 

CS-RC-330-KKR1

NewEgg

1a.) Case PSU Thermaltake TR2 W0069RU

$46.00

 

W0069RU

NewEgg

2.) DVD-ROM Sony DDU1615 (OEM)

$17.99

 

DDU1615

NewEgg
3.) DVD+-RW Lite-On OEM LH-18A1P

$32.99

 

LH-18A1P-186

NewEgg
4.) CPU Athlon 64 x2 4600+ ADA4600CUBOX

$149.00

 

CPU-ADA4600CUBOX

NewEgg

5.) Fan (CPU) Included with Retail Box Athlon XP     ^  
6.) Floppy Mitsumi OEM D359M3D (pdf)

$7.99

 

D359M3D MIT

NewEgg
7.) SATA HDD WDC WD1600JS 160 GB $53.99  

HD-WD1600JS

NewEgg

8.) Hard Drive WDC WD1600JS 160 GB $53.99  

Use For Backup / Imaging

<$0.40 per GB

9.) Keyboard Microsoft Laser Desktop 6000 $45.99  

KBD-B7T-00001

NewEgg
10.) Memory Corsair 2 GB VS2GBKIT667D2 $109.00  

DIMM-VS2GBKIT667D2

NewEgg

10a.)   Kingston DDR2 667 KVR667D2N5K2/2G DDR2-667 $123.00  

KVR667D2N5K2/2G

NewEgg
11.) Modem Lucent Agere 56K - V.90 Drivers OEM $8.50  

MDM Lucent

 
12.) LCD Monitor NEC Display 90GX2-BK - 19" $219.00  

LCD-90GX2-BK

NewEgg

13.) MotherBoard Giga-Byte MB-GA-M61P-S3 $79.99  

MB-GA-M61P-S3

NewEgg
14.) Mouse Microsoft Included in Wireless Desktop      
15.) OS Windows XP XP Pro OEM $140.00    

 

16.) Speakers Altec Lansing SPK-VS2221 $33.00  

SPK-VS2221

VS2321
16a) BackUp Soft CasperXP CasperXP $50.00   Get Online Only!  
17.) Video Card

Video Card is optional, Vista compatible video on motherboard.

 

  Total ...

=

$1,079.93

     
  Something else to consider below!!        
18.) Router LinkSys (10/100) WRT54G Wireless-G (V6.0) $70.99  

Look for this item on sale locally for <$40.00

19.) Mobile Rack

Kingwin

HD-KF-91 - BK (SATA) $19.00  

HD-KF-91-BK

NewEgg

20.) Monitor (Old CRT Specs)      

Directron Monitor List

 

               
               
Additional PC Build Considerations & Information:
  1. images/bullet2.gifBuild Check List
  2. images/bullet2.gifAssembling your PC by Joe Whinery

     

  3. Other Component Options:
  4. www.microsoft.com:  Windows Catalog - This link is provided in case you need to check other component additions not listed for Win XP Pro HCL (Hardware Compatibility List).
  5. www.WindowsVista.com
    1. www.SeeWindowsVista.com
    2. Windows Application Compatibility
    3. images/bullet2.gifWindows Vista Upgrade Advisor images/bullet2.gif
  6. images/bullet2.gifPC Pitstop's Vista Readiness Test Center images/bullet2.gif
  7. images/bullet2.gifNVIDIA Chipset Drivers:

 

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