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Hey OCN, looking for some suggestions for a new computer for my grandparents. They simply use email and use the internet for news and other old people stuff. Here is the build I have decided on:

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Comes out to 250$ total, No tax and no shipping smile.gif

I have taken their HDD with their Windows 7 and all their files from their old computer, as well as their disk drive, so I won't need to purchase those.

Any suggestions?
Edited by Dakiller234 - 3/25/12 at 10:19pm
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post #2 of 5
If it's going to be for just email and internet,I think what you picked out would be just fine.
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post #3 of 5
If this is going to be hooked up to a TV don't forget the HDMI cable. Otherwise, it looks good! thumb.gif
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post #4 of 5
looks good, although don't think you can use the existing windows 7 on the hard drive, isnt it mobo bound? thumb.gif
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post #5 of 5
Nice build for the tasks at hand thumb.gif
If your windows 7 is an OEM copy then it will be tied to the old motherboard and thus you wont be able to use it. You prob know that already smile.gif
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