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Help me cut some corners on an uber budget build!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hey, I'm building a computer for a lawyer friend who only does Microsoft Word documents.

Things I have:
Intel Celeron D 310
Stock HSF (Needs a good cleaning lol)
CD Drive?
Monitor
Keyboard/Mouse (I might wanna get a new set for $10-$20)

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=7653571

There is a wishlist I made through newegg.

Does that look like everything I need to put together a computer for him? Where can I cut some corners to save some money? Should I get an extra intake fan? Whether at the front, or on the side above the HSF.

Also, how much should I charge him for this rig?


kthxbai,
Nubcake
Edited by Nubcake - 5/29/08 at 4:55am
post #2 of 6
Well, you're keeping it cheap. People may comment on the PSU, but for your purpose it may do. Your memory is $31 after discount with shipping, this memory is $39 shipped, 2x1 gigs. Worthed. The other thing I would consider is the comfort of the cheap keyboard. Since all he'll do is Word, a comfortable typing platform may be his most important addition. Just my 2¢.

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post #3 of 6
Comfortable keyboard, cut out the Arctic silver cleaner, and keep the memory.

Other than that it looks great.

Price, you should consider maybe $30 or $50.
    
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You can save a couple of bux wit this case and psu combo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147092
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for your opinions. Something I will not take out of the build is the thermalpaste and the thermalcleaner. What kind of keyboard do yall recommend? He spends 15-20 hours a day on his computer.

Edit* Question, would it be a good idea to keep his old HDD and just reformatt it? I already got all the important data off of it for him.

Edit**: I think I am going to put a backup system for him because it was pretty important that we had to get the data off the harddrive. I was thinking compact flash + IDE controller, good idea or full of phail?

Here goes another thread about this build.
http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...-go-linux.html
Edited by Nubcake - 5/29/08 at 4:30am
post #6 of 6
Not sure how reliable those IDE+CF deals are. Why not just buy an external enclosure for his old HD?

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Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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Asus | 19"  DasKeyboard | MX Browns Corsair | AX750 COOLER MASTER | RC-692 
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