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post #1 of 16
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This is going to be a basic budget rig for my sister. She currently has a 1 GHz P III with 256 mb ram that does everything she needs, but is just a little slow.
Basic internet, e-mail, digital pictures (viewing mainly, minimal editing) MS office programs, minimal DVD viewing, (no copying or editing though), some music listening and will be using XP Pro.

She needs everything, including a 3 in 1 printer and monitor (19" + LCD). Budget is $650 shipped (pretty firm on that).

**UPDATED**

A quick look on the Egg got me this, so nothing is locked in:

Newegg Wish List Link

or individual links:

Rosewill Case $35 shipped

XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W PSU $58 shipped

ECS MoBo
-----------------------> $110 shipped (combo deal)
X2 3600+ Brisbane

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB Memory $80 shipped

1.44MB 3.5" Floppy $12 shipped

WD 200GB SATA $55 shipped

Logitech Cordless Desktop $30 shipped

SCEPTRE 20.1" LCD $194 shipped with a $20 mail in rebate

Sony DVD RW $31 shipped

LEXMARK 3 in 1 Printer $ 55 shipped

That is $652.71 shipped -$20 rebate.

and no, she does not need a video card. Onboard video is all she needs. So no video cards.
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post #2 of 16
What you have right there will work perfectly. No OCing so a cheaper PSU will be all good, that 3600 will be more then enough, and 2gb of RAM will solve everything else.
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post #3 of 16
Nice econo build with one exception... the MB, I've never liked or trusted Jetways. JMHO.
    
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post #4 of 16
looks good to me
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post #5 of 16
Duke does make a good point. Jetways are crap. I bet you could find a decent BioStar or Asus for around the same. Might not be the best, but those brands are a lot better.
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post #6 of 16
i'd up a biostar 550 se for about $20

Here is a similar priced build, but has a video card and all for the same price

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4254745
post #7 of 16
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OK, I was not sure about the Jetway board, I had never heard of it but mainly I just put it down for a board. I am not going to get a vid card so I need onboard video. She just does not need it. I want to spend the $$$ on other stuff instead (like 2 gigs of memory instead of 1, the Brisbane instead of Sempron, and a larger LCD). Maybe in the future.
How is this ECS Board? I know they are not the best out there, but I have had several (have one on the kids) and they seem to work well so long as your not OC'ing them. It is one of the package deals with the Brisbane.

One of the reasons I picked the case is the front USB ports are in the middle of the case, since this will be on the floor, they are a little easier to get to.

The hard drive is more than she needs, but was about the same price as the 160Gb, so I got it instead.

So you think the PSU is overkill? I think that is the first time I have heard that here. LOL.
It was the cheapest one from the list on here. I had a bad experience with a PSU killing my old non overclocked computer (a Diablo Tek 480w PSU from Tiger Direct, I have the replacement sitting in the box unopened that I could use, but not sure if I want to chance it). Should I just use that one? Any other PSU recomendations? If I use the PSU I have, then I might go with the BIOSTAR TForce TF7025-M2.

Keep it coming.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung  Samsung DVD-RW  Samsung DVD-RW  Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 ASUS VH242H 23.6" Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Antec Neo Eco 620 
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post #8 of 16
My build for the same price is

x2 brisbane 3600
2 gig ddr 667 (all you need)
320 gig hd
8600 gt
biostar 550

SO for the same price but better parts
post #9 of 16
how about 1 gig?

Why 2 gigs that doesn't seem to make sense
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
My build for the same price is

x2 brisbane 3600
2 gig ddr 667 (all you need)
320 gig hd
8600 gt
biostar 550

SO for the same price but better parts
thats pretty much exactly my build and i'm very happy with it
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