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post #1 of 19
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My grandparents want a computer for basic web browsing and word processing.
This is what I have already:
Case
Power supply

What I need:
CPU
Mobo w/ onboard video
RAM
Hard drive

Im trying to keeps the parts sub $300, around $275 if possible.

It will have Windows XP so 1 or 2GB of ram is fine.

Help is always rewarded

Side note: This will not be oced. I dont need any great ocing RAM....
Edited by mortimersnerd - 7/7/08 at 9:03am
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post #2 of 19
to build a system around that price is going to be hard so my input is:

http://shop3.frys.com/product/5622541

can't really build something like that for $250
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post #3 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
to build a system around that price is going to be hard so my input is:

http://shop3.frys.com/product/5622541

can't really build something like that for $250

An AMD system is more than possible. You could probably stay under budget...


You could probably even overclock that a little, the 780G chipset is a beast.
Edited by Retrospekt - 7/7/08 at 9:10am
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post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok, hows this? Its $250 has is slightly better.
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post #5 of 19
here I built this for under 300
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Super Budget Build $263
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Case Athena Power - $18
CPU Intel E1200 - $49
Motherboard Foxconn 45CMX - $44
GPU XFX GeForce 7300GT - $32
HDD EXCELSTOR Jupiter Series 250GB - $49
DVD-D ASUS Dive - $11
CPU cooler ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro - $31
PSU hec HP585D - $21

and its on this build sheet
http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...el-builds.html

but if thats not good enough you might want to go AMD cheaper
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post #6 of 19
Ebay and get an older Dell or Toshiba laptop, plus a mouse and keyboard.
    
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post #7 of 19
Here is what I did, reposting it just because I edited before and you may not see.
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post #8 of 19
not bad...
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post #9 of 19
Here you go

CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103064
Mobo w/ onboard video http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135076
RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609027
Hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148261
$211.96 Total

With Room to spare.

That is assuming you don't need OS, Case, Power Supply, or optical drive.
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
Ebay and get an older Dell or Toshiba laptop, plus a mouse and keyboard.
Nah, I want to stay away from used laptops, and I have an old 17in monitor that they will use.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
Here is what I did, reposting it just because I edited before and you may not see.
Ok, looking at it now.

I also have Microsoft Technet so I dont have to pay for software.
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