Monday, November 07, 2005

Possible grad project specifications

I configured a couple of computers at Newegg.com, and this is what I got:

Small desktop power
  • GIGABYTE GA-K8U-939 ATX AMD Motherboard
    • $60.99
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
    • $332.00
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
    • $57.50
  • Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory x2
    • $99.90
  • NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A Optical drive
    • $39.75
  • Case
    • $90.00
  • PNY VCG6600GAPB Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card
    • $149.00
Shipping: 48.2
Total: 515.18

Missing processor (newegg.com has it in backorder, while zipzoomfly.com doesn't have the right socket)
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Low Powered computer
  • DFI 855GME-MGF Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    • $190.50
  • Intel Pentium M 760 Dothan 533MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache Socket 479 Processor
    • $310.00
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
    • $57.50
  • Crucial 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM x2 Memory
    • $91.00
  • NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A OEM Optical drive
    • $42.98
  • ASPIRE X-QPACK-BL/420 Black/Blue Case
    • $85.00
    • Shipping: 31.94
      Total: 764.31

      Of course, each configuration has its pros and cons, but I guess I'll need to sacrifice one for the other.

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