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CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

Others: Up to you?

Alright..on my 2nd build. This time it's for my mom. So it doesn't have to have the top quality parts in the world. My brother might use it occasionally for gaming [CS:S] cause his laptop sucks. I will probably overclock it but I'm not shooting for the peak of the CPU.

Can you guys help me configure a relatively cheap rig [a few hundred $$..preferably 500 or less?]? Are you up to it?

Edit: I will only OC what I can on stock.
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post #2 of 6
Hmm...wow, m8 sorry, but a $500 rig...not really a good idea to cheap out. A good rig should set you back about $800.
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post #3 of 6
Agreed.

To "cheap" is to "regret" - no offense. Just don't want to see you waste hard-earned money.

Perhaps wiser to save some more dough and build something solid.
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post #5 of 6
Try going with 2x512 memory, and PC2-533 instead of the 667. It will run just fine with it for your described uses.

EDIT: And I don't believe you can't build a solid rig for $500, especially when you already have the CPU. There are plenty of bargains to be had.
    
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Another possibility to save some money is to get a mobo with onboard graphics to start with, saving you the cost of a video card for now, and giving you the option of adding a discrete GPU later on. Intel has a good selection of G965 based boards, and most are less than the Gigabyte S3.
    
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