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Looking to get a new system.

AM3 motherboard for upgradeability. CPU can be a cheap athlon dual. Don't need a video card. Need memory, power supply, case, hard drive
    
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Sweet! Low requirements, looks like you have tons of parts already!

What about GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard for integrated graphics, mATX for possible smaller case. (Most ATX cases can also support mATX if necessary)
$60

and a AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX260OCGMBOX for the processor?
$60 with sale, $65 normally. Can also bundle with a 212+ if she wants to overclock ;p

...I imagine you could go for a cheaper CPU on the boards here, though, or even a much cheaper sempron.

Any specific uses she wants it for?
Edited by decali - 8/21/11 at 7:09pm
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she just needs to use it for school and chatting online. But afterwards i was thinking of taking it back and upgrading it with bulldozer so I'd have another rig to mess around with.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131767 for bulldozer ready upgradeability

good deal too
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CPU
Athlon x4 OEM
Mobo
Asus mobo, quality
Ram
HDD
Case and PSU

I didn't know what to go off of, but that is more than enough for simple college programs. ie office, excel, ect. Plus it should be fine for browsing the web. I don't know what your budget is, and what you mean by upgradable, but this should get her through college.

$307.95 + probably $25 for shipping.
so around
$340ish without an OS

I suggest Windows 7 professional
Here

so $447.94 + 25ish shipping
so $475 shipped...?

Edit: oh yeah CPU heatsink

$500 shipped with OS
Edited by caleb - 8/21/11 at 7:21pm
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Originally Posted by killerfrenzi View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131767 for bulldozer ready upgradeability

good deal too
Replace what I suggested with that ^^^
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alright thanks everyone reps all around
    
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post #8 of 18
Don't forget thermal compound the heat sink should come with some, but don't count on it!!!
post #9 of 18
get her a notebook. what would she need with a desktop at college?
post #10 of 18
Case: Rosewill Future Gaming-$69.99

PSU: APEX AL-D500EXP 500W-$39.99

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3-$114.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3-$33.99

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 -$59.99

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB -$54.99

Total comes to $408.68(includes shipping and standard CA tax @8.75%). For it, you get:

-A case with four fans, front USB 3.0 slot, lots of room for expansion
-An AM3+ mobo(yes, AM3+) that is pretty future-resistant
-4GB of blazing fast 1600MHz DDR3
-A huge 1TB HDD for all her music, video, photos, and schoolwork document storage needs
-An overkill CPU(considering it's just schoolwork/chatting/web surfing)

It's a big bang for your buck if you ask me.

EDIT: Oh, and of course this is without an OS.. but I suggest a Linux distro ;D. But if she's not very tech-savvy, then a W7 Home Premium Copy would run you another $100... so roughly $500.
Edited by X-Country Dude96 - 8/21/11 at 10:05pm
    
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