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My niece wants me to build her a new desktop PC. She is a school teacher and just uses her PC for basic home applications and does not game at all, but she wants something that is going to last her several years.

Her budget is about $600.00 and does not necessarily need to include a monitor, keyboard or mouse at this time because I have spares of those for her, but she will need everything else.

She will need an O/S too included in that price (I'm going to get her whatever is cheaper XP or Vista but will try for XP since I'm partial to that).

What do you guys suggest for a motherboard and processor? I prefer Intel, but an AMD may be more a little more cost friendly.

Thanks!

~Cee
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Based on the description, the E2xxx chips such as E2180 and Gigabyte P35-DS3L should be fine. With the cost in mind, E2160, Gigabyte P31 and a dx10 card such as 8400GS should work out. Or AMD x2 4400, a basic AMD AM2 board and 8400GS. I prefer the option 1, OC a bit like 2.6G or 2.8G if she likes it.
Edited by linskingdom - 5/13/08 at 7:22am
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look at these 2 building guides, gives you and idea. first one is intel, second one is amd.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...p+intel+builds

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...p+intel+builds

edit: personally i like linskingdom's advice/
Edited by gibsonnova74 - 5/13/08 at 7:18am
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Thanks guys for the advice, it was just what I was looking for. Reps to ya both!
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Phenom IIX4 965 AM3 Black Denab Edition Asus Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Republic of Gamers XFX Radeon HD 5830 PCI Express 2.1 x16 G.Skill Ripjaws 16 GB (4 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch SATA III MLC Intern... SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch SATA III MLC Intern... Western Digital 7200 RPM SATA II 1TB LiteOn DVD-+RW Dual Layer/Lightscribe* 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro (64bit) ASUS VK278Q 27-Inch Full-HD 2ms LED Monitor wit... Samsung 216BW 21.6" LCD  Dell 17-inch Flat Screen Monitor 
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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Cooler Master Real Pro 750w Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Razor Mamba 
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