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I have a friend at school that wants me to build a computer for her. She basically just uses it for myspace and schoolwork. She wants it to be around 200-300 dollars. I'm not sure whether I should get her an AM2 or just go 939 becuase she's not going to do any gaming or update at all.

Thanks,

Ken

The price would have to include an OS.
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post #2 of 27
Go AM2..get a single core say 3500 or so...1gb ddr2 ram...even 512 would suffice for her, rams super cheap now so 1gb would be nice...and a cheapy board..does she need the case and and dvd-drive and hdd...or is it just the main core components?
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post #3 of 27
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Everything (excluding monitor, mouse, and keyboard)
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post #4 of 27
Hmmm inc OS and everything itll be pretty hard to fit it in budget..also i dont know much about the US websites...Wheres Chozart when you need him!?!?!..Get in here man!..Im sure someone else will come along and compile you a build..sorry i couldnt be of much help.
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post #5 of 27
e-building... I'll update this post with the results, if any.
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post #7 of 27
The monitor will cost the most. For her application, I personally would look into a used computer instead of buying all the components. In the newspaper or trading post you'll find computers in the <$300 range with XP, monitor, Pentium 4, and maybe even some extras you wouldn't necessarily go out and buy, ie: printer, speakers, etc.
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post #8 of 27
She needs a monitor correct?

EDIT: Nevermind.

Rosewill R624-P BLK Black SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147062

Western Digital Caviar WD400BB 40GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140118

FSP Group (Fortron Source) ATX350-PA, version 2.2 RoHS, SATA, 350W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104901

2x CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145569

ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0) Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (get combo with Sempron 3000+)
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813135039

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116056
*or*

Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Basic for System Builders Single Pack DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116196

LITE-ON Combo Black IDE Model LH-52C1P-185
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GRAND TOTAL: $303.91 (Before shipping, with XP Home)
$265 MacBook Pro
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post #9 of 27
AM2. The processors and motherboards are generally cheaper, and DDR2 is much cheaper than DDR. So just for price, AM2 is the way to go.
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post #10 of 27
4 Monitor, may check around local comp shops.
I know we've stopped selling anything but LCD, and we always have someone bring in a comp to get rid of with a CRT. I've got 3 sitting on the shelf now not doing a damn thing.

Chances are someone in your area will be the same for mon.
But for the price, and if not doing anything, Used is best.
Just wipe it and reinstall Windows using its license...
    
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