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  1. images/bd10265.gif If I were Building a System Today... (9/14/2004) by Joe Whinery.
  2. images/bd10265.gif Joe Whinery's Excel Spread Sheet PC Build Specs: (10/10/2004).

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    DDR By Joe Whinery   9/14/2004  
        Economy Power      
  Item Brand Model Est. Price Est. Price

Actual $

Axion Part

S/N

1.) Case Athenatech A747CC.300 $46.95

$46.95

  62115 2 Front USB
1a.) CD-ROM Lite-On LTN-526 (CD52) $18.95     36866  
2.) DVD-ROM Lite-On XJ HD-166S  

$28.95

  37336  
3.) DVD+-RW Lite-On SOHW812S-BLK (8x) $76.95

$76.95

  60602  
CPU Athlon 64 3000+    

$183.95

  62095

Retail Box

4.)   Athlon XP 2700+ 333MHz FSB $108.95     33011

 

5.) Fan (CPU) Included with Retail Box Athlon XP       ^  
6.) Floppy Mitsumi D39M3D (pdf) $8.95

$8.95

  14221  
7.) Hard Drive WDC OEM 80 GB, PATA/100, 7200 $64.95 $64.95   8336

Shop Around!

8.) Hard Drive WDC OEM 80 GB, PATA/100, 7200 $64.95 $64.95   2 MB Cache

<$0.50 per GB

9.) Keyboard Logitech Cordless MX Elite Duo   $79.95   44228  
9a.)   Logitech Logitech Cordless $41.95     18040  
10.) Memory Corsair VS256MB400 (2) 256 MB Sticks   $95.90   17724

Shop Around!

10a.)   Crucial CT3264Z335 (2) 256 MB Sticks $91.90     14230  
11.) Modem Lucent Agere OEM 56K - V.90 Modem Drivers $8.95 $8.95   11865  
12.) Monitor AOC 9KLR  Flat Screen 19" $165.00 $165.00   7138

Directron

13.) Motherboard Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 $109.95     46652  
13a.)   Gigabyte GA-K8NS PRO   $121.95   62624  
14.) Mouse Logitech Included in Wireless Desktop          
15.) OS Windows OEM XP Pro $139.00 $139.00    

Street Price

16.) Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA-3770 $43.95 $43.95   45211  
17.) Video Card Gigabyte GV-R92128DH (Radeon 9200) $77.95 $77.95   45292

 

  Total  

=

$1,069.30

$1,208.30

     
               
  Something else to consider!!  
18.)

LCD Monitor

Planar

PE 191M 19" Flat Panel

 

$549.99  

e-Cost

 
19.)

Mobile Rack

Lian-Li RH-32

 

$14.99  

Directron

 
20.) Router LinkSys BEFSR41   $55.95  

3527

 
                 
                 
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).

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