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To design, and prospect an uber cheap computer ?

With Newegg as your canvas, post your well-thought of choices.

Why do you ask ?

Well, a close family friend recently moved to the States, and has been using a 98' Compaq, with 60MB of RAM that they recieved as a gift. (Yes, makes my eyes water too )

I want to give them the gift of life - a brand new computer. Will you help me ?

With that said, I already have an AM2 3500+, and a Antec TPII 550 Powersupply laying around, that would be good to use on the build.

Rules!
  • Must be AMD (already have a 3500+)
  • Can use on-board video
  • Case - Optional
  • Speakers - Optional
  • Mouse/Keyboard - Optional
  • OS - Optional

What does the Winner get ?

That little warm feeling you get in your stomach when you do something nice.

Thanks guys !! You will make someone very happy !
    
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post #2 of 27
wat price are you looking at?
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post #3 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by weezymagic View Post
wat price are you looking at?
I was looking into the $100 - $200 Range.

And thanks !

Here's what I had so far:

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=9569948
Edited by PeDrO305 - 5/27/08 at 5:26pm
    
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post #4 of 27
No PSU?
Nvm, saw that you had a PSU.
Edited by Dillard13 - 5/27/08 at 5:33pm
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post #6 of 27
Use these instead of the Ballistix so you have 4gb for not much more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
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post #7 of 27
I know it's a little more but have you considered a 780G MB for it's great new OB video?
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post #8 of 27
its 250ish if you get my case/psu suggestion and dillards change in ram
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post #9 of 27
Buy a Dell.
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post #10 of 27
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Ok guys, your suggestions have been awesome!

As for the case, I might be able to pick one up for about $20 locally.

And I'm really considering the 4gb of G.Skills. Although they're $50 more

Here's what I have so far:

Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131174R

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136225

Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

Quote:
Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
I know it's a little more but have you considered a 780G MB for it's great new OB video?
Actually, I hadn't. That looks to be a great upgrade over the 690G, although the budget might be limiting me. I will play around with the shopping cart, and see how it goes. Awesome suggestions !
Edited by PeDrO305 - 5/27/08 at 5:42pm
    
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