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Subject: I would like to add
Name: Bob
Date: 6/2/2001 6:12:31 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: Recommendations on a budget... posted by ludicrous

That it would be cheaper & you may end up with a longer warrenty if you got your video cards
thru pricewatch like @ MIXPC.COM (I have used twice now & no problems) & the eVGA brand
as MIXPC is a dealer. The only thing is I added fans to the MX versions I got.
The easiest way is goto pricewatch, click video cards, pick eVGA brand, pick page 5 & move up or down from there. Within the last month I just got the two G42 GTS PRO with 32 MB DDR & S video out for $132, now going for $128 (page 9) fans included here. The newer models are cheaper then the older models & as far as I know they work as good as the older ones.

On the sound side I still recommend bus cards as if they break it does not junk the whole MoBo, ISA sound blaster AWE 64 value around $32 each & PCI sound blaster live value around
$42 each both of these with work with most games & all new games.

If you do not have speakers I would recommend the Altec Lansing ACS33 on sale at COMP USA about once a month for $30 with rebate normal $50. It is a 3 piece set (sub woffer) & sounds good for the money. Downfalls switch (volume control) is hard to turn off & no headphone jack.

I put together a 7 computer gaming LAN setup myself & I have had to cut corners everywhere even using Maxtor HD's from COMP USA with rebates & cheaper local store RAM. Getting all your harware at one location will not save you much money as big companies dump stuff much cheaper then local or online stories can.


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