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Hey everyone, someone in my family needs a new computer. She isn't looking to spend a ton of money but she definitely will spend enough for a decent system.

She has very basic needs; she doesn't game, run photoshop, or heavily multitask. I am going to run vista on her machine.

How is this build



Am I giving her too good of a video card and too much ram? Also, she wants to be future proof. Should I go with the Q6600 processor? And, one of her main requests is for her computer to be VERY quiet. She does not want a loud machine. Tell me what you think of the build and feel free to suggest totally new parts.
Thanks!
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Link is dead, did you make it accessible to everyone?
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Note that I can't see the list, so I'm just suggesting what I would use.

Go with an E2000 or AMD dual core, buy a passive cooler.
2GB RAM is future proof enough. If she has kids you might wanna ditch the passive cooler idea and throw in a 9600GT.
Also, no video card if no kids. Use onboard graphics.
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Originally Posted by Coma View Post
Note that I can't see the list, so I'm just suggesting what I would use.

Go with an E2000 or AMD dual core, buy a passive cooler.
2GB RAM is future proof enough. If she has kids you might wanna ditch the passive cooler idea and throw in a 9600GT.
Also, no video card if no kids. Use onboard graphics.
She has kids but they generally will not use her computer. Would onboard graphics be enough for vista?
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post #7 of 19
This should be a sufficient system for her:

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...asp?ID=6257805
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post #8 of 19
thats a nice little build you setup there, I think it will work out nicely for you/her.
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post #9 of 19
change the 8500 to an no fan graphic card... you barely need any graphic power to run vista. runs perfectly fine on integrated here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121084

I would recommend this... its 25$ after mail in rebate. its a 2400 so the kids could use it to game if they wanted to. and its silent.


If you really want it silent...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116040

Single Core processor. 35 Watts only means that the fan will barely need to spin up....
Overclocks decently according to reviews... You can probably push it to >2ghz without any problems.
Since she's only doing single threaded stuff... this can suit nicely.

It isnt very powerful for future-proofing but it definatly will be very quiet.


http://www.overclock.net/sale/321825...ter-sound.html

You can jump on his E4300. Its a good price.
    
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccrfreak342 View Post
This should be a sufficient system for her:

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...asp?ID=6257805
Link doesn't seem to work.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmbjohn View Post
thats a nice little build you setup there, I think it will work out nicely for you/her.
Which setup are you referring to?


Thanks for the help so far guys
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(2)500GB Seagate SATA2 (1)250GB Maxtor SATA Vista Ultimate x64 22inch Acer Widescreen OCZ700W GameXStream 
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Antec 900 
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.6ghz Gigabyte P35-DS3P Visiontek HD4870 512MB 4GB Patriot DDR2 800 @ DDR 1200 5-5-5-16 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
(2)500GB Seagate SATA2 (1)250GB Maxtor SATA Vista Ultimate x64 22inch Acer Widescreen OCZ700W GameXStream 
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Antec 900 
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