Originally Posted by matt1898
OH lord..I've got a war going on! Haha,
Ok, I'll try to address this. I just got a text from my friend(A mom I've known for years) she will get her tax $$$$$ back in less than 2 weeks, and will get up with me then. My budget is 500$. I already got a Corsair 430 for 42$, minus a 20$ rebate, so............22$.
Which leaves me with, $478
I've done some of my own research at the moment, and I've narrowed down all the parts with the exception of case and CPU/Motherboard.
The cheapest option, right now,(That leaves $$ for a decent case) is the unlocked A8, or even the locked A6.
I've compared benchmarks, and knowing how she is.........she has very, very little knowledge of PC's, so I doubt she will be interested in upgrading in the future.....This system will have 8 gigs of ram, 500HD, Windows 7, DVD drive, and I will turn off various services and crap in WIN 7 that she won't need.
All she will be doing is Skype chatting, normal web browsing, bla bla bla.....So I'm betting the A8 unlocked or A6 will be plenty....
However, if anyone wants to come up with a kick butt system for 478$.........go right ahead, and I'll look it over...