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My sister's laptop is ready to clunk out. The only game she plays is Sims 2, but she would like to play it at good fps on a 1152x864. Maybe a x1650? Would this rig take adavantage of a dual core? She would need everything, but screen. Also xp home should be included. Budget would be from 350 to 400 bucks.

Thanks,

Ken
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post #2 of 9
Could go with a 3800+ or new Celeron from Intel they are cheap and dual-core is pointless in her app. Unless you can find a D 805 for cheap and mobo shouldn't be more then 50-60 and XP home goes for 70-80 I think. 350-400 is close but should be able to do it check EBAY! On the video a 7600 or what you picked would work great what kinda monitor? Could run higher res with a card like those if wanted.
    
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Well, I think ebay would be used for atleast the OS in that buit but it could be done,
400 watt decent psu= $40
Pentium D (used maybe)= 40
Motherboard = 100 (any old board with the 775 socket will do)
160Gb Hard drive= 50
Graphics card (maybe 256 Mb PCI-E)= 100
case= 40
cd drive=20
windows= 50
Total= $440

sry, went a little over
    
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^^ plus she needs a mouse and keyboard. you would be better off maybe finding someones used system. i would check the craigslist in your area and meet a couple people to check out their rigs. ive seen lots in my area latley that were way underpriced. make sure obviously that you see if they run and whatnot before you pay
    
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post #5 of 9
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Here's what I came up with.

Wish List

I'm also going to check out the For Sale thread for any HDD's or Optical drives, maybe even a psu. Anything to make this cheaper.
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That case already has a PSU. Why get another one? I'm sure that can handle it.
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I don't trust anything unless I have some credentials or a product manual.
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post #8 of 9
My girlfriend manages to play sims 2 maxed (with the exception of smoothness aka AA) at 1280x768 with her laptop's Intel GMA 950 graphics card. In fact it ran quicker than my computer back when I had a Pentium D which makes me think it has little dependency on graphics card but more so on CPU.

Here's what I came up with. Plus the XP home, which I'm sure (as someone else already stated) you could get for cheap on ebay.

Optical Drive $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106049
Case and Power Supply $25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147010
Processor $63.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046
Hard Drive $51.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415
Memory $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161675
Motherboard $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131183
Keyboard and Mouse $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823109132
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post #9 of 9
Please oh please PLEASE just get the retail brisbane and save the $5 over the rosewill cooler.

EDIT: Revision with a better GFX by a long shot. I've used the board before and it worked fine for me in all respects. This board is a combo deal with the Brisbane.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135039
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046


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