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Allright. My buddy just bought a new house, and he's the first one of my friends to do so (we're 20/21) so I wanted to build him a computer as a housewarming gift. He isn't technically oriented at all, he basically needs the computer to do word processing, projects and web surfing. I would like to go AMD for him, but I'm not looking to break the bank. I really am clueless as to what type of processors are best for a build like this, last time I built AMD, the best processor out there was a 64 3400+ . So far I have a Socket A board left over from an old build, but I don't even know if you can get an old socket A CPU for cheap anymore. it may be more beneficial to find a deal for a new CPU/mobo deal.

And heres the kicker, I'm trying to keep the whole thing under like $200. I can probably get a cheapo case for free after rebates (if you happen to know of one let me know!) so I really need the best mobo/CPU/RAM/HD/PSU/Optical drive, and maybe a cheap vid card if you think onboard won't do the trick. I realize the cheapest HD's are still in the $50's but I may have a line on a free one I can pick up. I have a stick of 512 DDR400 that I can use if the mobo supports it, so I wont need ram in that case. Also no worries about OS. I also don't really care who the reseller is (newegg, TD, ZZF, Buy) just looking for the best deal.

Thanks guys, have your way with it!
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post #2 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdbolt70 View Post
I'm trying to keep the whole thing under like $200.
How about a monitor, keboard, mouse and speakers? And some software?
Buy a Dell, $329.00
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Okay I managed CLOSE to it with an S939 setup using your ram.

3400+ Athlon, your ram, Foxconn nvidia 6150 chipset board, Fortron 300W PSU, Lite On 16x DVD Burner, 80GB sata HDD.

There is a proc/mobo combo here for $89 plus a $20 rebate if you want to count it.
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819103023
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813186115

Fortron 300W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104016

Optical dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106075

80GB sata HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

$2.99 case after $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811145077

$243 shipped with $30 in mail in rebates.
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post #4 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post
How about a monitor, keboard, mouse and speakers? And some software?
Buy a Dell, $329.00
Dell PC's make me gag, but eh, maybe it'l be something to look into. I think I have a keyboard and mouse, and I'm not including a monitor in the $200, but I may pick one up for him if my spare keeps freaking out.
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Nice choz, you beat me soundly
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post #7 of 15
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As always, Chozart you do great work. I know very little about the Celly D's, do you think that would be the best cpu for the budget (better then the 64 3400+)? 221+shipping isn't bad at all, I can feasibly handle that. I'll keep an eye out in the 9000 emails I get daily for deals at retailers for some good barebones systems, He moves in on June 24th. Thanks for the help guys, I'm definetly open to more suggestions!
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post #8 of 15
For just 'normal' use (email, Internet, Office), the CEleron D will be just fine. Not the most powerful, but the AMD counterpart will be similar.
    
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post #9 of 15
Now that I think about it... Were my case less ugly I'd still go for it.

If you ever want to go balls to the wall I very seriously suggest this case. It's actually quite classy for its price. Just some thin metal. I used it for a cheapy build on a friend of mine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811212033

More sturdy but also classy and pricy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119106
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post #10 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
Now that I think about it... Were my case less ugly I'd still go for it.
Heh, yeah that case takes me back to 1998, but I'm not to worried about finding a case, its more of the "guts" that I need I appreceate the help, I'll probably go with either the 3400+ or the Celly D that Chozart suggested, unless another deal comes along. I have a couple weeks before I need to order. I'm excited to get back into the swing of pc building before the more expensive build in my sig
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