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post #11 of 18
With $300 you have to really limit your choices, if you can up your budget to around $350-$400 you'll get a much better system.

Llano A6 Build:
AMD A6-3650 Llano + GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H + DiRT 3 - $205
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $33
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $60
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black - $40
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W - $45
Total: $382.94

Phenom II X4 Build:
AMD Phenom II X4 840 + ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 - $180
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $33
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $60
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black - $40
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W - $45
Total: $357.94 ($347.94 after MIR)

You can take $20 off each build by using a cheaper HDD like one of these:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB - $40
HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB - $40 after promo code EMCKCHJ25
Edited by Ecstacy - 7/26/11 at 12:57pm
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

Any recommendation for a video card for maybe around $50?
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post #13 of 18
I would get a used video card rather than buying one on newegg. You could get an 8800 GT for $40-50 on eBay or perhaps even in the for sale section here on OCN. It would be much better than onboard graphics or a sucky Radeon 5450.
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

Any recommendation for a video card for maybe around $50?
EVGA 9800 GT 1GB $40
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I'd agree llano looks like your best bet, unless you want to play the used parts game. Do you have an "old" graphics card you could give her? In that case, I'd go for a standard AM3 build instead.
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post #16 of 18
The Llano chips already have pretty decent graphics built in, well, enough for your girlfriend to watch HD videos and definitely enough for Excel and Word! Use Fusion
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

Any recommendation for a video card for maybe around $50?
Llano already has good integrated graphics, you can even game with good frame rates.

http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-C...ng-Performance
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i have the 840 and love it, i can never slow it down even when gaming, i would defiantly recommend it over the dual core.
 
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