[Novalug] Building my own
igor_birman at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 2 20:23:38 EDT 2009
Tiger Direct is spotty - I recommend NewEgg if you are going to buy online. I have a computer business and we order many of our products from them. Barebones computers tend to come with really crappy cases. I like to build computers with the Antec NSK4480B II case - you can usually find it for under $100 and it has a really nice power supply. I only buy Asus and Gigabyte motherboards, and WD drives. The new AMD Athlon II X4 chips start at $99 and are pretty good. They are AM3 but the AM2+ motherboards are backwards compatible if you want a lower priced motherboard.
From: John Kennedy <skebi69 at gmail.com>
To: Megan Larko <larkoc at iges.org>
Cc: NOVALUG <novalug at calypso2.tux.org>
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2009 6:24:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Novalug] Building my own
I have been looking at Tiger Direct (http://www.tigerdirect.com) and found a
barebones AMD quad core with 8GB RAM. Just need DVD, HD and Monitor for $580.
All told would be a bit above my target but maybe possible.
Has anyone else used Tiger Direct? If so, how are they?
On Friday 02 October 2009 22:58:34 Megan Larko wrote:
> John Kennedy wrote:
> > I have spent the last 6 years living in the UK and just now am moving
> > back to the NoVa area. I am looking to build my own machine. I have
> > about$750 and need everything including a monitor. I am hoping for a
> > quad core AMD CPU. Where is the best place to spend my money? I don't
> > mind if it is brick and mortar or online but I would prefer to purchase
> > everyting (except maybe the monitor) from the same place.
> A monitor *and* a quad core with system for approximately $750. I suggest
> you start 2nd hand. The quad cores may not have much in the used market
> yet. What of memory? What are you looking for there? You will need a
> motherboard to accommodate the quad core socket.
> The cheapest AMD quad core I can find is an Opteron for $181 (buy.com).
> The least expensive mb for that is $399 (www.orbitmicro.com). That is
> not going to leave you with much for hard drive, case, fans, memory and
> I think you will have far better bang for your buck on-line than in a brick
> and mortar location.
> Just my opinion.
> > Thanks,
> > John
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