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Cheap AM2 Sempron, 2 x 512 RAM, and Ubuntu FTW! As long as you configure everything yourself, she should have no issues using Ubuntu. Not only that, but it'll give you an excuse to go over and fix her computer every now and then
    
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Everyone has covered the computer part by now but BTW, if she needs some office software, not sure if you know about it, but you probably do allready. www.openoffice.org is great. I'll never buy any MS Office product again.
I second that opinion! Love OpenOffice.
    
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post #23 of 27
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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.
Why dont you buy her an emachines? its cheaper than buying windows for the pc you build
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I'm thinking about getting a cheap barebones w/ a single core and psu. Tiger direct has some good deals right now.
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post #25 of 27
If you do, put Ubuntu, Openoffice, and VLC Media Player on it. That way she can do homework, watch movies, listen to music, and surf the net easily and cheaply.
    
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go down to frys, theyve got some cheap stuff there, theyve got their gq brand, real cheap, not great quality (not a pun), but still, itll function for daily tasks
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post #27 of 27
Barbones all the way maybe Sempron or Cheap Athlon
    
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