This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.This time, the only item that I left out that is still important for a good system, is an ethernet card. Basically, if you have some extra cash, get a 3Com NIC, if not, most of the time a generic one will do just fine. 🙂
The price of this months system is close to $40 more than the December system. However, we did upgrade from a 1.0 GHz processor to a 1.2 GHz, AND we included a case for $170 in the price. So actually, the prices were a decrease from the previous month.
Total Price: $1941
That’s it. $2000 and you have yourself the recommended system from Amdmb.com. I frankly I think just the prestige of that title on your very own home system is enough to warrant all these purchases! 🙂 All of the prices listed in this guide are from sources that are linked in each section of the guide, by the individual components.
Here is a table format summary of all the components:
|Processor||AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz (133/266 DDR MHz)|
|Fan / Heatsink||Thermaltake Super Orb|
|Memory||Mushkin Rev2 PC133 SDRAM 256MB|
|Video Card||GeForce 2 GTS 64MB|
|Hard Drive||IBM Deskstar 75GXP 45GB|
|Sound Card||Sound Blaster Live!|
|CD/DVD-ROM||Acer 1640A 16x DVD-ROM|
|Case||3DCOOL.COM Tornado 1000|
|Monitor||19″ Samsung 955SL|
|Speakers||Altec Lansing ATP3|
|Mouse||Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer|
|Operating System||Windows 98 SE|
As always, feel free to leave your comments or suggestions or even some complaints over in our forums, or you can email me directly about them. Below, you will find some links on where you can find some low prices on the components listed in this article. Enjoy and good luck!