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  1. images/bd10265.gif If I were Building a System Today... (1/25/05) by Joe Whinery
  2. images/bd10265.gif Joe Whinery's Excel Spread Sheet PC Build Specs: (4/26/05)

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 11/15/2004    
        Power      
  Item Brand Model Est. Price

Actual $

Part Numbers

S/N

1.) Case Athenatech A747CC.300

$49.99

  CS-A747BK

2 Front USB

2.) DVD-ROM Lite-On XJ HD-166S

$28.95

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

$72.95

     
4.) CPU Athlon 64 3000+ ADA3000AXBOX

$178.00

  ADA3000BOX

Retail Box

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

$8.95

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

Shop Around!

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

<$0.50 per GB

9.) Keyboard Logitech Cordless MX Elite Duo $76.95   KB-967300-0403  
10.) Memory Corsair VS512MB400 (1) 512 MB Stick $95.95    

Shop Around!

10a.)   Crucial CT6464Z40B (1) 512 MB Stick (CL=3)   $89.99    
11.) Modem Lucent Agere OEM 56K - V.90 Modem Drivers $8.95      
12.) Monitor AOC 9KLR  Flat Screen 19" $165.00    

Directron

13.) MotherBoard Gigabyte GA-K8NS PRO $106.95      
14.) Mouse Logitech Included in Wireless Desktop        
15.) OS Windows OEM XP Pro $139.00    

 

16.) Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA-3770 $43.95      
17.) Video Card Gigabyte GV-R92128DH (Radeon 9200) $82.00   VD-GV-R955128D

 

  Total  

=

$1,187.53

     
             
  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

On Sale <$40.00

               
               
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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