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post #11 of 15
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Why are you getting her a sound card? Unless she listens to a lot of music and has nice speakers I'd just use integrated and then get her a bigger HD.
I suppose I could do that. I just really hate integrated sound, but I guess since she wouldn't be listening to a lot of music it'd be okay.
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post #12 of 15
I would stick with intergrated sound and video.
If she needs better, get it at a later time. Onboard video is quiet and does not run too hot. Onboard would work for her, some even have 5.1 built in.
Also, as others said, get a 160 gig HDD
CPU is overkill for her needs. an E21x0 is what she needs.
Also, do you need an OS?

Quick build, total of $380 shipped (and a $10 MIR).

MoBo- MSI P6NGM-L (7.1 sound and GeForce 7050 onboard video)
CPU- E2180
PSU- Antec EW 380 (I have this, quiet)
RAM- G.Skill DDR2 800 (I have these, work well)
HDD- 160 gig WD
Keyboard/Mouse- Same one you picked
Optical Drive- Same one you picked
Case- CM Cent. 5 (I have this case, nice. Only thing I don't like is the USB ports are on the bottom of the case)
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post #13 of 15
Drop the video card and sound card and get a Gigabyte mobo with onboard. Also drop the processor to the 2140.
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post #14 of 15
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I would stick with intergrated sound and video.
If she needs better, get it at a later time. Onboard video is quiet and does not run too hot. Onboard would work for her, some even have 5.1 built in.
Also, as others said, get a 160 gig HDD (WD for only $5 more).
CPU is overkill for her needs. an E21x0 is what she needs.
Need a better PSU, Antec Earthwatts is a good choice. I have the 380 and works quite well and is not too loud.
Also, do you need an OS?

Quick build, total of $371 shipped (and a $10 MIR).
The OS will not be a problem. Sounds like a pretty good setup. I am just afraid that it will run too slow for her, so I was trying to give her something mediocre, you know? So that no matter what she does, it'll be fast... lol
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post #15 of 15
I can understand that, but understand for what she intends to use it for, this is more than enough.
Upgrade the CPU to a E2180 for $8 more to get her to 2.0ghz.
I can understand wanting to get her "more" than she needs, and this really does do it. So long as your brother stays off of it that is..

A video card and sound card can always be added if needed, but I doubt she would notice a difference between this setup and a Quad with 8 gigs of memory, 2 8800 GT's SLI'ed, Raptors and $100 sound card.

My kids system with a Sempron, shared onboard video and 1 gig DDR2 667 does everything your asking with no issues at all.
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