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post #1 of 7
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i will have to say about $300...
for everything.....

anything thats the best bang for the buck?
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post #2 of 7
I can not suggest anything for 300$. Thats ultra "low budget" you could probably only get old components for that much.
post #3 of 7
What's the usage of the system?

$300 is tight for a gaming rig but doable for other uses.
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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post #4 of 7
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its for homework and just internet surfing. its for my friends son. just found out he never owned a computer in his life!!! mes 15!!! *** hes missing out...

yeah NO gaming XD last thing i want is him flunking school cuz he plays too much games....
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post #5 of 7
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its for homework and just internet surfing. its for my friends son. just found out he never owned a computer in his life!!! mes 15!!! *** hes missing out...

yeah NO gaming XD last thing i want is him flunking school cuz he plays too much games....
$59 X2 4400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103213
$70 AR ECS A780GM-A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135075
$35 AR Earthwatts 430 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371006
$24 AR Patriot 2GB DDR2 800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220174
$60 7200.10 250GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148261
$24 Generic Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147064

That's $272...

Mouse, keyboard.... find on eBay
CRT monitors can be found for free... upgrade later
IDE DVD drives can be found for free as well.
OS.... Linux is free.

Dell has a Vostro for $300. It comes with OS and mouse+keyboard. However, the CPU, video, and HD is MUCH MUCH weaker. http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...=brcw2cz&s=bsd
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/14/08 at 1:34pm
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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post #6 of 7
okay newegg is the place to go. i jsut built a mATX build for about $250. yeh $250!!! this is including vat and everthing that the computer will need. look for mATX motherbaords and cases that come with PSU. you dont realy need to be worrying about power consumption cause the kid wont be playing no games.

if you need anyhelp here a jpeg to help with a list of items i used

cheap build for homework and internet arnt that hard to make on a budget.
    
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post #7 of 7
Spend 2/3 on a quad core. lol
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Kingston SSD 240GB, Seagate 500GB Samsung Writemaster DVD+RW TRUE + Panaflo Windows 7 x64 
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