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post #1 of 9
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A friend needs a computer, used for just general usage. He won't be gaming (that I know of), and he has a budget of $800.

He is planning on buying a keyboard\\mouse set from Best Buy for $35, and he got some speakers off a friend for $20.

So baiscally he has a $750 budget.

I just made this list, and since Newegg takes a few minutes to share the list, it won't pop up for a bit. Reviews please.

NOTE: Shipping for all these items is $42 currently, so the current total is $745.


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Edited by low strife - 6/20/08 at 8:04pm
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post #2 of 9
still an empty wishlist.

Does he need a monitor also?
    
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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
still an empty wishlist.

Does he need a monitor also?
I put in links.

And yes, he needs a monitor.
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Antec Twelve Hundred MX 518 
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post #4 of 9
750 with monitor isnt that much to work with. See if he can get a little more out since that will put him in the next level of compoents.

I would say E7200 $130
G.skill 1000Mhz 2x2GB $85
Mobo: Gigabyte P35 $85
Hd: 250GB $60
Case: CM Centuron 5
PSU: something thats not crap
GPU: 9600GSO maybe, try to find something used with all the upgrading right now
monitor: Acer 22in $220
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
I put in links.

And yes, he needs a monitor.
Just noticed. Sorry

Good picks. Will be a nice rig for his purpose.

A few things you might want to consider (not must-haves, but alternatives):
- Get an E2180, which saves $60
- Get a larger monitor. A 22" Acer adds $40. I think 19" is a bit small for 1680x1050.
- Get 4GB RAM. With this G.Skill kit, it adds $35.

If you make those changes, it'll cost $15 more, but I think the upgrade of RAM and monitor is worth the downgrade of the CPU, esp. for a 'general usage' rig.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
I see.

I just realized I forgot an operating system, so I think I will have to cut the CPU and video card down to get room for XP (they wanted XP, and not Vista).
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Antec Twelve Hundred MX 518 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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post #7 of 9
It was mentioned that gaming was not to be done by the end user, what about going to AMD and using their 780G chipset? It overs very good HD video playback and that is what non gamers really need performance wise from their video cards right?

As Chozart mentioned, expansion of RAM to 4 gigs, as well as upgrading the monitor may be money well spent.

CPU: 4600+ 2.4Ghz
Mobo: Biostar 780g board
together those come to $150 shipped, also eliminating the need to buy a video card.
Edited by logo199 - 6/20/08 at 8:03pm
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160 GB 7200 RPM DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows 7 Professional x86_64 15.4" wxga LED 
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Ok, I've taken a few recomendations into account. This is for my friends aunt, so I don't think she will be gaming very much, so I deceded to go AMD and get a 780G board (thanks Logo199)

I also will not be getting 4GB of RAM because A) I don't have the money, and B) she wants XP, not Vista (I don't know why, but that's how it is).

I got the better monitor Chozart recommended.

I also got a AMD 6000+ CPU, and still stayed under budget.

Here is where I'm at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129020
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116511
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103773
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009094
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

Total is $730 + $16 for shipping.
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250GB & 4x 640GB in Raid5 Vista 64-Bit 22'' Samsung 226BW & 17'' CMV 1280x1024 PC Power & Cooling S75QB 
CaseMouse
Antec Twelve Hundred MX 518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 stock ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire 4870 1GB 4x2GB G.Skill 800Mhz 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250GB & 4x 640GB in Raid5 Vista 64-Bit 22'' Samsung 226BW & 17'' CMV 1280x1024 PC Power & Cooling S75QB 
CaseMouse
Antec Twelve Hundred MX 518 
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post #9 of 9
looks good, possibly look to a AAKS western digital drive for more performance.
Lenovo t500
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160 GB 7200 RPM DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows 7 Professional x86_64 15.4" wxga LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Integrated Integrated Matte Black w/ roll cage Microsoft Basic Optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
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Lenovo t500
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P8400 Lenovo 2081CTO ATi 3650 / Intel 4500HD 4048 MB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160 GB 7200 RPM DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows 7 Professional x86_64 15.4" wxga LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Integrated Integrated Matte Black w/ roll cage Microsoft Basic Optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
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