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    DDR2 By Joe Whinery

2/24/2009

   
     

Quad  Core - AM2+

Directron

NewEgg

  Item Brand Model Est. Price

 

Part Numbers

 

1.) Case CoolerMaster Elite 330 - RC-330

$49.99

 

CS-RC-330-KKR1

NewEgg

1a.) Case PSU HEC COMPUCASE HEC-585D

$39.99

 

HEC HP-585D

NewEgg

2.) DVD-ROM Sony DVD-ROM DDU1675A PATA (OEM)

$17.99

 

DDU1675A

NewEgg
3a.) DVD+-RW Lite-On iHAS422-08 SATA Burner

$29.99

 

iHAS422-08

iHAS422-08
3b.)   Lite-On iHAP422 PATA Burner (Retail)    

iHAP422

Provantage
3c.)   LG GBW-H20L SATA Blu-Ray Burner (Retail)  

GGW-H20L

NewEgg
4.) CPU AMD Phenom Phenom X4 9750 (Retail)

$159.00

 

Phenom X4 9750

Provantage

5.) Fan Included with Retail Box - Athlon & Phenom     ^  
6.) SATA II HD WDC WD2500KS 16 MB Cache $44.99  

WD2500AAKS 16 MB Cache

NewEgg

7.)   WDC WD2500KS 16 MB Cache $44.99  

For Backup / Imaging <$0.20 per GB

8a.) Keyboard Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 310 $46.99  

Cordless Desktop LX 310

NewEgg
8b.)   Microsoft PS2 / USB Business Hardware Pack     A4B-00007 A4B-00007
9 A.) Memory Mushkin 4GB -1066 996599 (2x2GB) 4GB     996599 996599
9 B.)   Patriot 4GB - 1066 PDC24G8500ELKR2 4GB     PDC24G8500ELKR2 PDC24G8500ELKR2
9 C.)   Patriot 4GB - 800 PDC24G6400ELK (2 x 2GB) $54.99  

PDC24G6400ELK

NewEgg
9 D.)   OCZ 4GB - 800 OCZ2RPR800C44GK (2 x 2GB)    

OCZ2RPR800C44GK

OCZ2RPR800C44GK
10a.) LCD Monitor Acer V223Wbd 22" $168.99   V223Wbd X223Wbd
10b.)   ViewSonic VX2240W     VX2240W VX2240W
11.) MotherBoard Giga-Byte GA-MA78GM-S2H $79.99  

GA-MA78GM-S2H

NewEgg
      GA-MA78GM-S2HP - 140W $78.99   GA-MA78GM-S2HP NewEgg
12.) Mouse Logitech Included in Wireless Desktop      
13.) OS Windows XP XP Pro 32bit, SP3 - OEM $132.99  

OS-WIN-XP-PRO

NewEgg
14.) Speakers Logitech Logitech S-220 (2.1 OEM) $21.99  

Logitech S-220

Logitech S-220
15.) BackUp Soft Casper Casper 5.0 $50.00  

Get Online Only!

 
    Acronis Acronis True Image Home 9     Special Offer - UGR Code: UGXMAS08
16.) Video Card

Video Card is optional, Vista compatible + HDCP Compliant video on motherboard.

 
   

 

  Total ...

=

$942.88

     
  Something else to consider below!!        
    The Hanns G 28" monitor is the best I have seen yet.  

See: BestBuy

 

18a.) Monitor Hanns G HG281DPB $389.99  

HG-281DPB

HG-281DPB

18b.)   ViewSonic VX2835wm    

VX2835wm

VX2835wm
19a.) Router LinkSys (10/100) WRT54GL Wireless-G $55.99  

WRT54GL

WRT54GL

    Look for this Router above on sale locally for <$50.00  

 

 

19b.)   D-Link DIR-655 Gigabit Router     DIR-655 DIR-655
20.) Mobile Rack

Kingwin

HD-KF-91 - BK (SATA) $17.99  

HD-KF-91-BK

NewEgg

         

 

 

               
Additional PC Build Considerations & Information:
  1. Note: Our DVD+-RW Burner Options Listed are for those considering enabling SATA AHCI. Users who enable SATA AHCI MUST use PATA Optical Devices and NOT SATA Optical Devices. Why? AHCI Configuration does NOT like SATA Optical Devices! Why enable AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface ) - Provides ability to Hot Swap SATA Drives other than O/S Drive. Note: AHCI support should be installed at time of O/S installation to make certain correct Drivers are installed.
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  4. AMD 2009 Desktop Processor Chart
  5. AMD Processor Pricing
  6. www.AMD.com/phenom
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  8. Casper Disk Cloning by Joe Whinery
  9. www.CoolDrives.com - SATA and IDE Hard Drive & Optical Drive USB Adapter Kit COMBO - USB SATA Adapter
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  11. Vista Comparison Chart: Vista Home Basic & Premium, Business, Enterprise & Ultimate.
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