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I'm dealing with people's requests a bit too. I'm gonna lower that to 1 gig, but dual core is a must. Mostly I just want this rig to last a long time. Last time this person got a comp it was already getting outdated and it's terrible now a few years down the road. Internet/wp is mostly what this comp will be doing, but there will be other users occasionally so it should be somewhat capable

What heatsink should I get? I just want to use something better than stock, preferably 120mm so I can put a quiet fan with decent airflow on it

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PSU is gonna be my old one
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my sig rig i built recently only cost me $350.
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post #13 of 14
I would still cut the cpu before the gpu and ram... think Vista. 1gb of ram, integrated video? Ouch. If you want it to be future proof you will do her a much bigger favor by getting a cheaper DC cpu and beefing up the rest of the system. For instance if I was building for mine or someone elses parents I would use a Samsung dvd for quietness and reliability, and buy a solid, high quality case.
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I'm going back and looking at AMD, I haven't kept up to date on CPU pricing.
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