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hey i need to build a computer for basic home use for one of my friends, it needs to be able to run msn, media player, and microsoft word and surf the web all at the same time without him noticing a slowdown. so i was wondering if u guys could post me some builds. Thank you!

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First of all, we need to know a budget. Then we need to know where to look for the parts, like I'm from the UK. I know NO sites from Canada, so you'd probably have to link me to some

But, I'm not all too experienced. I can offer my input though.
    
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First of all, we need to know a budget. Then we need to know where to look for the parts, like I'm from the UK. I know NO sites from Canada, so you'd probably have to link me to some

But, I'm not all too experienced. I can offer my input though.
umm well my budget is $700 canadian 750 max but cheaper is always better and the sites that would be best are www.tigerdirect.ca and www.canadacomputers.com onboard graphics is fine.
    
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WD Black 500GB Samsung 22X DVD-RW Windowsw 7 Ultimate 64Bit Dynex 32Inch TV 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 500GB Samsung 22X DVD-RW Windowsw 7 Ultimate 64Bit Dynex 32Inch TV 
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WD Black 500GB Samsung 22X DVD-RW Windowsw 7 Ultimate 64Bit Dynex 32Inch TV 
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Logitech Easy Call 750w Coarsair TX750 Thermaltake Armour Jr. Logitech Easy Call 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 500GB Samsung 22X DVD-RW Windowsw 7 Ultimate 64Bit Dynex 32Inch TV 
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Well if you don't mind being @ the cutting edge of technology, you could get a crappy motheboard with a D805 chip....

I can't say I like canada computers.... service there is very average. I bought an LCD screen and a Computer case and the LCD took 2 weeks to get here, the computer case was a big mess of phone tag trying to get the right one (sold out suff, their site wasn't updated)... PLUS they have this really sneaky way of showing the prices if you pay with your debit card, when by credit card it costs 1-2% more.

I just made a very solid build for just over 800$, check the build log in my sig.... you can add/remove stuff but the processor/mobo combo is the best price/performance value you can get.

EDIT: for the VERY basic stuff your friend wants to do, the only thing I'd watch out for is making the PC "Vista Compatible". Honestly, the AMD Semprons are supposed to be good value for money (better than Celeron D as I hear it)

Check this out:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...194&cid=MB.526
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...39&cid=CPU.907

And the MB has integrated graphics. I don't know squat about AMD though, except that their budget processors are pretty good.
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