Build A Dual-Core PC Without Busting Your Budget

Want to roll your own cutting-edge computer? We've got advice on everything from the hot AMD Athlon X2 processor and the graphics subsystem to hints on putting the PC together. Budget For AMD Dual-Core PC Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz processor: $745 Low-cost option; Athlon 64 X2 3800+: $325) Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard: $230 […]
Want to roll your own cutting-edge computer? We've got advice on everything from the hot AMD Athlon X2 processor and the graphics subsystem to hints on putting the PC together.

Budget For AMD Dual-Core PC

  • Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz processor: $745
  • Low-cost option; Athlon 64 X2 3800+: $325)
  • Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard: $230
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM: $80
  • 200 GB Hitachi Hard Drive: $88
  • Diablo Black Case w/ 400 W Power Supply: $35
  • Leadtek GeForce 6200 graphics card: $45
  • A/Open DVD burner: $40
  • Windows XP Home OEM edition: $89
  • Monitor/keyboard/mouse: $0 (on-hand)
  • Total: $1,372 ($952 w/ 3800+ CPU) |