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So, my parents (more specifically mom), have been hanging on to a Desktop that they refuse to get rid of. They keep paying a guy around $50 to "clean"it (somthing i could do for free, but NOOOOOOOO) and i want to build them a replacement. The problem is i'm kind of (really) short on cash atm, but what it needs to replace is as follows

Pentium 4 (Not sure the clock)
80gb HDD
WinXP
2gb Ram.

The monitor is only a year old and the k/m work fine so i was thinking

MoBo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157277
CPU/GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103957
Ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820103001
Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151085http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151085
HDD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236169
OS- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Open to suggestions to make it cheaper, might even go *gulp* intel, but NEEDS WINDOWS.
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what's the total cost of that setup??
 
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post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

what's the total cost of that setup??

About $350
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post #4 of 25
Looks pretty good to me.

I would just keep that 80gb hdd that she has now and reformat for win 7; the 120gb isn't much more space really.

Only other thing I can think of is wait a bit cuz newegg usually has OEM windows 7 on sale for $79 every other week or so.
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Here ya go..will be better for parent-type stuff than a llano build with 1 stick of ram
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Edited by Schmuckley - 3/16/12 at 7:14pm
 
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post #6 of 25

Spending $80 on an expensive case and PSU does not help.  You could power the A4 3300 with a 150W PicoPSU.

 

I highly recommend that for this you consider a small-form-factor setup.  A good quality Apex SFF CPU/PSU at NCIX costs $40 shipped with an order over $50 from NCIX.  This will allow you to save desk space with no impact on ability to run the build (i.e. PSU) or expand it (suiting their needs).  It will free up enough room to allow you to pursue faster options such as A6 APUs.

 

By the way, the choice of a single DIMM of memory would severely bottleneck an APU setup, which requires memory bandwidth/access from both the CPU and GPU.  Plus dual channel kits cost less anyway.


Edited by xd_1771 - 3/16/12 at 9:48pm
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

Here ya go..will be better for parent-type stuff than a llano build with 1 stick of ram
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585W PSU for $30? And it even "includes the power cord?" Is that thing any good? (serious question, dont know anything about it)
    
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Scour the net for a prebuilt to be had for ~300ish after MAIRs.
 
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post #9 of 25

My recommendation assuming a re-use of the DVD drive and all that jazz:


Cost: LESS

Approximately $17 less than the original config before rebates and $22 less after

$374.13 shipped, $369.13 after rebate

 

  • PSU that is no less capable of powering this PC
  • 2x less space on desk
  • 2x as many cores
  • 2x as powerful graphics
  • 2x the RAM throughput expectation
  • 2x the HDD speed
  • Well over 4x the HDD space

Lower price thumb.gif

 

Or you could cost save and grab the A4 + A55 which would probably still be more than acceptable


Edited by xd_1771 - 3/16/12 at 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

My recommendation assuming a re-use of the DVD drive and all that jazz:
Cost: LESS
Approximately $17 less than the original config before rebates and $22 less after
$374.13 shipped, $369.13 after rebate
  • PSU that is no less capable of powering this PC
  • 2x less space on desk
  • 2x as many cores
  • 2x as powerful graphics
  • 2x the RAM throughput expectation
  • 2x the HDD speed
  • Well over 4x the HDD space
Lower price thumb.gif

Or you could cost save and grab the A4 + A55 which would probably still be more than acceptable

I might steal, err, use this build in the near future for a friend, and maybe even one as a spare for the house so they stop using mine mad.gifsmile.gif
    
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