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Old 8th August 2006, 11:17   #1
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Budget PC Buying Guide

TechSpot's latest buying guide will help you build the definitive budget PC. The price range for this has been set between $600 and $1000, and while there isnít a lot of wiggle room, we do promise you an excellent PC. While trying to keep as close to the low end of the budget as possible, we have included areas to upgrade certain elements for better performance (at a higher cost). You may be surprised how a well balanced system based on Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processor can be bought for less than $1000.
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Old 8th August 2006, 11:32   #2
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it's already much better than the last "budget PC" article but there is plenty of room for improvement as they care too much about absolute price than value for the money
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maybe madshrimps will have a Rutar's PC Buying guide out soon? *hint* *hint*

they are suggesting DDR 667 with a Core 2 FSB1066 CPU... bad choice
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Old 8th August 2006, 11:58   #4
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I thought the CPU FSB was 4xFSB, hence DDR 530 is right and Corsairs value 530 has better default timings (noob friendly).


What would you need for a guide?
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PC4200 will give slightly better performance than PC5300 with Core 2 at stock speeds, and will spare you some Ä/$

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A PC config from case, CPU cooling to hard drive, motherboard, CPU, memory, GFX and each time justify the choice of each component (or components if there are multiple options)

something the likes of http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=274 that one was cool in my humble opinion
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Old 8th August 2006, 13:39   #6
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working on it, trying to cover 3 groups of buyers but all with the aspect of value for the money

please PM the email where I can send a preview
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