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    DDR2 By Joe Whinery

12-17-07

   
       

Dual Core - AM2

Directron

NewEgg

  Item Brand Model Est. Price

 

Part Numbers

 

1.) Case CoolerMaster Elite 330 - RC-330

$42.99

 

CS-RC-330-KKR1

NewEgg

1a.) Case PSU HEC COMPUCASE HEC-420 / ACE-420UB

$39.99

 

ACE-420UB

NewEgg

2.) DVD-ROM Sony DDU1615 PATA (OEM)

$17.99

 

DDU1615

NewEgg
3.) DVD+-RW Lite-On LH-20A1L SATA (OEM)

$31.99

 

LH-20A1L05

NewEgg
4.) CPU Athlon 64 x2 6000 ADA6000CZBOX

$169.00

 

CPU-ADA6000CUBOX

NewEgg

5.) Fan Included with Retail Box Athlon     ^  
6.) SATA II HD WDC WD2500KS 16 MB Cache $67.99  

WD2500AAKS 16 MB Cache

NewEgg

7.)   WDC WD2500KS 16 MB Cache $67.99  

For Backup / Imaging <$0.30 per GB

8.) Keyboard Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 300 $47.99  

Cordless Desktop LX 300

NewEgg
9 A.) Memory OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) OCZ2T800C32GK $86.99  

OCZ2T800C32GK

NewEgg
9 B.)   OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ2T800C44GK    

OCZ2T800C44GK

NewEgg
10.) LCD Monitor NEC Display 90GX2-BK - 19" $236.99  

19" Monitors

NewEgg
    This is not Widescreen   Look for local deals <$175.00
11.) MotherBoard Giga-Byte GA-MA69GM-S2H $79.99  

GA-MA69GM-S2H

NewEgg
11A.) Alternate MB Giga-Byte GA-MA78GM-S2H  

GA-MA78GM-S2H

NewEgg
12.) Mouse Logitech Included in Wireless Desktop      
13.) OS Windows XP XP Pro OEM $132.99  

OS-WIN-XP-PRO

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14.) Speakers Creative Labs SBS 380 $24.99  

SBS 380

NewEgg
15.) BackUp Soft CasperXP CasperXP $50.00  

Get Online Only!

 
16.) Video Card

Video Card is optional, Vista compatible video on motherboard.

 
   

 

  Total ...

=

$1,097.88

     
  Something else to consider below!!        
         

 

 

18.) Monitor Hanns G HG281DPB $610.98  

HG281DPB

NewEgg

    This 28" monitor is the best I have seen yet.    

 

 
19.) Router LinkSys (10/100) WRT54G Wireless-G (V6.0) $70.99  

WRT54G

NewEgg

    Look for this item on sale locally for <$50.00    

 

 

20.) Mobile Rack

Kingwin

HD-KF-91 - BK (SATA) $19.00  

HD-KF-91-BK

NewEgg

         

 

 

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

     

  3. Casper Disk Cloning by Joe Whinery
  4. www.CoolDrives.com - SATA and IDE Hard Drive & Optical Drive USB Adapter Kit COMBO - USB SATA Adapter
  5. Other Component Options:
  6. Vista Comparison Chart: Vista Home Basic & Premium, Business, Enterprise & Ultimate.
    1. www.WindowsVista.com
    2. www.SeeWindowsVista.com
    3. Windows Application Compatibility
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  8. Vendor List - Quick Search

 

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