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Well yesterday my grandpas 10 year old computer finely started bothering him becouse it was too slow (btw if that's not a hint he will be keeping whatever computer I chose for him for a long time!) So we went online and found this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113184

I thought this was a good choice becouse even though he probly dosent need 4 cores it leaves him more tim without buying a new computer. Plus it is upgradable to 16gb of ram if I eventualy needed to add some, just relise he is going to keep this for at least 8 years, is this the right computer for him???
Edited by TH3B3STaliv - 1/15/12 at 11:14am
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post #2 of 19
Link not working right. Nothing there.
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Sorry buds link broken
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post #5 of 19
Works for me and I am sure for that much you could build him something better if you want too.
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post #6 of 19
For that much, you could build him something with alot better power and speed. But, if you can't, that build looks pretty nice.
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post #7 of 19
Yeah. OK. What the budget? Perhaps we can come up with something that won't have speed sucking bloatware for you.
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Ducky DK1008 w/ Cherry MX Bkack Switches Corsair CX750M HAF 922 Custom Painted Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
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Ratpadz XT EACH G2000 Lamptron FC6 Fan Controller 
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post #8 of 19
My advice, check all the OEM sites, like dell.com, hp.com, lenovo.com. Also, this Dell Inspiron desktop with an i5 is only $500, definitely would go Dell over Gateway, and i5 over Phenom II. http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-620/fs
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Originally Posted by Darktrooper78 View Post

Works for me and I am sure for that much you could build him something better if you want too.

NO! I only say no in this case because nobody wants to be grandpa's tech support/warranty support etc.
 
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post #9 of 19
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Well main problem is that I don't live neer my grandpa so it has to be pre built so he can hook it up. So its got to be prepackagedd and under 599 dollars. Not 600 becouse that looks bigger.
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500gb superwrite monster stock (i know its sad) windows 7 
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dads old 1280*1024 19in monitor  crap Apevia ATX-WA750W Warlock 750-Watt ATX Power Su... azza spartian 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb superwrite monster stock (i know its sad) windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
dads old 1280*1024 19in monitor  crap Apevia ATX-WA750W Warlock 750-Watt ATX Power Su... azza spartian 
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crappy stock dell mouse 5.1 soround sound  
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post #10 of 19
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dddwjb3&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=inspiron-620&
That seems like a nice computer.
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