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I might be doing a build for a friend soon. they dont need the top of the line right now just something for email, internet, and schoolwork that will last them a good while.
ive got it down to $302.42 with tax and shipping to cali any suggestions or is this ok?

sorry dont now how to post public wish lists

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128076
GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2C LGA 775 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116039
Intel Celeron 430 Conroe-L 1.8GHz 512KB L2 Cache 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134216
Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144456
Maxtor DiamondMax 21 STM3250310AS 250GB 54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108037
IN WIN IW-Z583T.J350FU2AD 59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129017
Pioneer Dvd 29.99
Edited by PRloaded - 6/1/08 at 9:02pm
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the link is on a secure protocol https instead of http so no one can see it

edit: except yourself
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Can't see the link...post the items please?
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Even if you got a E1200 or a E1400, that would be optimal...single cores won't cut it anymore (even if you are just doing basic computer tasks). I also wouldn't trust any powersupply that comes with a case. Those thing are def. unstable. If you could at least spend maybe 500 bucks, a lot of those parts could be upgraded to much better quality.
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I would really recommend getting a better CPU. That 1.8Ghz is ****, and will run even Outlook and Firefox slower than even a E2160.

I would get a E21xx.

Also, get this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147001

It's going to be quite a bit better looking, and the power supply is better.

I would get this harddrive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262

It's really worth the extra $10, Maxtor drives are... Ehhh.



I know I upped the price of everything, but it's worth the extra money, especially the CPU. If you had to only chose one, get the faster processor. That will make the biggest difference.
Edited by low strife - 6/1/08 at 9:02pm
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I would go with AMD on this build, get like a 4000x2 and a cheap integrated mobo and I think you will have better price/performance if you don't OC
    
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an E2160 is good enough I know for sure but I want to know if I can go lower than that or if it is even worth it as the price difference is minuscule.
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an E2160 is good enough I know for sure but I want to know if I can go lower than that or if it is even worth it as the price difference is minuscule.
A single core CPU for a new computer = BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD idea. Seriously, I'm dead tired of my 3.2Ghz P4, and you wanted to get a 1.8 Celeron... Come on.

And you can overclock that E2160 to ~2.6Ghz on the stock cooler with hardly any problems.
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A single core CPU for a new computer = BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD idea. Seriously, I'm dead tired of my 3.2Ghz P4, and you wanted to get a 1.8 Celeron... Come on.

And you can overclock that E2160 to ~2.6Ghz on the stock cooler with hardly any problems.
Yeah it guess it seems like its going to be the 2160 then. ill ad 30 bucks to the total price.
so besides the cpu anything I should change is everything good?

and FYI, I still enjoy my 3.06 p4 pc with only pci slots. I play games like slide show but its a fine computer for enduring so much these years. I will still probably never look when I get my new machine though
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Yeah it guess it seems like its going to be the 2160 then. ill ad 30 bucks to the total price.
so besides the cpu anything I should change is everything good?

and FYI, I still enjoy my 3.06 p4 pc with only pci slots. I play games like slide show but its a fine computer for enduring so much these years. I will still probably never look when I get my new machine though
I would get the case\\PSU combo I said earlier. It looks far better IMO, and the power supply is more powerful. Plus it's $5 cheaper due to free shipping.

The harddrive... Meh, oh well.
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