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post #21 of 44
Well, that budget is too big for his requirements.

If I were you, pick up a cheap dual core, 7600gt, 2gb of ram (its nice to have), sound card (not xfi if he's not gaming...I forget the good non gaming ones) then just a cheap mobo and all the other stuff. Give him a pretty case too lol
    
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post #22 of 44
maybe a p3 then

No a c2d or pd probablly will not make a different however c2d FTW
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why does he need a soundcard? what's wrong with the onboard soundcard?
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post #24 of 44
its fine for everyday listening but for serious listening it can have electrical noise and not be as good procesing
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post #25 of 44
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why does he need a soundcard? what's wrong with the onboard soundcard?
Simply sounds better, and with his budget he may as well make it sound nice as he's not compensating on other areas for it.

The auzentech meridian is good, dunno how much they all cost over there. See if you can get him some nice speakers/headphones aswell.
    
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post #26 of 44
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why does he need a soundcard? what's wrong with the onboard soundcard?
Most modern motherboards have pretty good onboard audio. To be honest, I don't notice any difference listening to music though my GigaWorks S750 setup weather I use the ExtermeFX that came with my P5N32-E SLi or my previous X-Fi Fatal1ty. Please note that this is most likely down to the fact that Creative's Vista driver leave much to be desired.
post #27 of 44
if the sound is realtek a decicated soundcard makes a big difference.

The different is only noticable if you have decent speakers (on the better ones)
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post #28 of 44
C2D , purely because there is headroom for it.

Just a suggestion ,
If he is not going to be gaming then :
( a ) you dont need to spend that much money
( b ) get a bigger monitor (24",26" according to the prices )

Is that including the price of an OS ? and office etc. ?
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post #29 of 44
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Yes he needs office, OS, etc. So the E4300 is overkill?
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post #30 of 44
Yes it is, he won't notice a difference due to what he does won't stress an X2 3600
    
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