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Okely dokely I guess I missed that...damn my terrible attention to detail!
Although that seems a wee sluggish. The proc needs some definate upgrading. But yeah I figure if i'm not going for the old AMD64 then i'll just go with intel.
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ya but that is a brisbane 65nm 1.9ghz daul core
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Hmmmmsies. Well, that would be still 9ops/c though isn't it?
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im not sure
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I have a $600 budget so...meow?
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how about his

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post #47 of 51
Try that same build with a E4300 and a 8600 GT.
post #48 of 51
Here, I'll throw something together.
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If they're not using any professional 3d programs for work or playing any games, you should just buy a motherboard with an onboard GPU.

Ask them if they are planning to do anything like that, and if not then you could get 2GB value, an ok CPU and don't overclock it.

A computer that's only being used for stuff like that shouldn't need to be powerful - if they browse, use Photoshop/whatever and FTP then they should be fine with something cheap that will last a long time.

Really, why try to get a 8600GT @ wire if they aren't going to be using it? (you could wait for the new intel chip with the onboard DX10 GPU, if you want them to be able to use Aero)
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If they're not using any professional 3d programs for work or playing any games, you should just buy a motherboard with an onboard GPU.

Ask them if they are planning to do anything like that, and if not then you could get 2GB value, an ok CPU and don't overclock it.

A computer that's only being used for stuff like that shouldn't need to be powerful - if they browse, use Photoshop/whatever and FTP then they should be fine with something cheap that will last a long time.

Really, why try to get a 8600GT @ wire if they aren't going to be using it? (you could wait for the new intel chip with the onboard DX10 GPU, if you want them to be able to use Aero)
Well I guess your right... but well heres what I would do for $600.

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