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$500 for a home PC gets you A LOT these days. Maybe look into the new AMD CPUs.
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I see your from Toronto.. I have a 955 + 4 GB RAM, HAF 922, mATX mobo w/ hdmi out etc I can give to you pretty cheap
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post #13 of 60
she could have a laptop for $250~ that would suit her needs PERFECTLY. typing and reading.

more to the point, if she has one, just get her a $400 big ass monitor, she can hook up mouyse and keyboard to the laptop, and the monitor too.
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You could probably get a 5670 or something...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150467
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Intel Core i3 2100
MSI H67MA-E35
Corsair XMS3 2 x 2 Go DDR3 PC10600 CAS 9
Spinpoint F3 S-ATA - 500 Go - 16 Mo
Elite 310
and a cheap 300-400w psu of your choice... your good for 400$. You can add a low end GPU if you want! as a GT 520 1GB that cost 60ish USD.
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Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM $60.85


ASUS 24X DVD Burner $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3067296&SID=

Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W $30 shell shocker deal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371029

G.SKILL 4GB $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189

Antec Three Hundred $60-10MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3067296&SID=

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz $120-$10 off with promo code AMDNE7192=$110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 $117-15MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3067296&SID=


Total $434 before taxes/shipping/ and MIR.
Edited by van13330gg - 7/31/11 at 8:37pm
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post #17 of 60
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she could have a laptop for $250~ that would suit her needs PERFECTLY. typing and reading.

more to the point, if she has one, just get her a $400 big ass monitor, she can hook up mouyse and keyboard to the laptop, and the monitor too.
I like this idea! Just get an HDMI TV to plug the laptop in for use whenever she doesn't watches TV~or need to do work. Get her a nice set of wireless/wired keyboard and mouse. Then dump the rest of the money into a nice set of speakers. All that would probably yield her more satisfaction.

As a college student, I favor this more.
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post #18 of 60
Go with any of these builds only get a Fractal Define R3 case instead of those crap cases your looking at.

It comes in white or black.

It's the quietest case I've ever used and will be especially quiet since you wont need to use all the fan slots. Not to mention its a sexy case.

There is plenty of room in the budget and since your sister wont be needing a video card for gaming she might as well spend extra money on a nice case.
Edited by james_ant - 7/31/11 at 8:53pm
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post #19 of 60
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I like this idea! Just get an HDMI TV to plug the laptop in for use whenever she doesn't watches TV~or need to do work. Get her a nice set of wireless/wired keyboard and mouse. Then dump the rest of the money into a nice set of speakers. All that would probably yield her more satisfaction.

As a college student, I favor this more.
+1. If the laptop can already do what she wants, and there's no need for her to have a "backup" computer or second drone/worker system, build her a docking station.
Heck, you don't need to, but you could get a USB video adapter. Plug that, plus keyboard, mouse, media remote, HDD into a USB Hub, and then you've only got to plug in the hub and the charger.
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Alright thanks guys, I will ask them and see what they all think about it first.
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