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My dad needs a new computer. He has an old dell dimension with a Pentium 4 and he wants a budget build. All he does on it is Ebay, websurfing and zune. Really. He needs a 1TB HDD because of all the music he has... for example out of the 200Gb he has on his old one 125 of them are purely music files and he deletes the things he doesn't listen to.... He used to DJ and has cabinets full of CD's. A sound card isn't neccesary because he doesn't listen to music on his computer ever, just watches youtube and such. When he does listen to music it is on his DJ speakers. If you have any suggestions on making the computer cheaper.... I figured a quad would be good but a x3 would work too, I just know zune takes a lot to run on his current computer and that goes for itunes and all music programs. So opinions away!!!

EDIT: I plan on doing a simple overclock just for grins and giggles....Lol

I have an OS disc and code he can use so no worries there.
post #2 of 23
Why not an AMD APU build?
Cheap, quad core, with a decently powerful GPU.
post #3 of 23
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I thought about it.. but 120 for processor alone is a lot when I was shooting for around 275.... That was my first thoughts though.
post #4 of 23
You didn't include a PSU in that list, I would suggest getting a case with built-in PSU. A 350-400 watts PSU should be plenty. Another thing is that the RAM, get some G.SKILLs or Corsair, these brands tend to be more reliable and has better warranty. Check out the Online Deals section, seems like there's a lot of good deals of RAM these days.

Do you have a Microcenter nearby?

Edit: Oh and for the cooler, for the same price get the CM Hyper 212+, best bang for your buck
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Just remembered I have 4gb of ram I can give him...only prob is it is 1600mhz ram is it ok to clock it down and tighten? We may have a micro center, are they cheaper?
post #6 of 23
If there's a Microcenter nearby, you can get an X4 and get a free motherboard.

BTW for the case, may I suggest the Antec 300 with the built-in power supply.

P.S. Sorry I'm at work and I can't give you links =P
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HEC Blitz :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121096
You can't find cheaper for that quality. -I think-
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811162061

Is this good? Trying to keep it cheap the
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post
HEC Blitz :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121096
You can't find cheaper for that quality. -I think-
I agree thats a good case probably get that one.
post #10 of 23
Just get a computer off slickdeals for these purposes. For low end computers you're not going to be a Dell deal after OS/warranty.
    
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