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I'm building a PC for my compter illiterate cousin.


All she needs is a tower, no peripheals etc.


Used for internets, bills, kids games etc

Onboard should work.


$200 TOPS, newegg preferbly.

Im thinking AMD, but intel if it's better deals.

Smaller form factor the better.


Thanks
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I think the only way to do this is to basically get every component used.
    
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post #3 of 27
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Think so? I dont. Amd 3200, onboard VGA, 1 GB ram
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do u need windows xp if u do thats half of ur budget
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E2140 for the CPU imo. But seriously, $200 is cutting it a little fine ><
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I have XP, I think.
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Give us a list of exactly what she needs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
E2140 for the CPU imo. But seriously, $200 is cutting it a little fine ><
I know >_<


I told her I could do it, and she allready gave me the cash.
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post #9 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slytown View Post
Give us a list of exactly what she needs.

The actual computer. No Monitor,Keybaord,Mouse etc.


I will take care of OS.


Small form factor would be GREAT, since I am goign to ship this to her.

40-80GB HD.
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post #10 of 27
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164057

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136195

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186019

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136126

Not the best, but it is cheap. $192.95 plus shipping ($157.95 after $35 MIR)


edit: If you have any extra, I would look at a better PSU or case/PSU combo. I would be very leery of running a PSU that came with a case, never mind a set for less than $20 Also, look used. You could get a better set-up than this for $200. And, it may already have a OS. I bought an Compaq business desktop with a P4 in it a few years ago for $150 on ebay. My sister is still using it and it have been great for her.
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