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Well my friend asked if i could build him a PC. The things that were a must to him.

1. Widescreen LCD Monitor
2. Includes external hard drive for his music and work
3. Won't need to be upgraded for 4-6years.
4. Full system minus keyboard (wants a decent mouse not some cheapy)
5. ~$700.00 shipped

He isn't a gamer so it will be used for email, internet, and working with spreadsheets mainly. He wants to use it also for music and such. This is what i came up with. (There is no vid card since he doesn't play computer games)

Scroll down to see the list, apparently I dont know how to make a list public for some reason or another


Shipped it is $711.05 with no MIR's

Is there anything i can change in that build to get him a little bit more performance for the money?
Edited by Aawa - 7/7/08 at 11:21am
post #2 of 13
You need to make a public wishlist so we can view it.
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cant see.goes to account login page. write down the list.
    
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post #4 of 13
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bah sorry guys. thought i made the list public. here is what i have down so far link by link.

Rosewill case + psu cheapy combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147010
Asus DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135157
Acer 19in widescreen lcd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009127
Logitech speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121014
Asus mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131172
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103235
G Skill 2gig ddr2 800 ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
Western Digital HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136055
External Western Digital Passport HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136228
Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104059

Once again shipped is $711.05 with no MIR's which is right about what he wants to spend.
Edited by Aawa - 7/7/08 at 11:21am
post #5 of 13
i dont see a way of changing anything given the budget. go for it.
    
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post #6 of 13
id get a uber cheap vid card aswell it will make general windows operations faster, especially aero. you can get vid cards with rebate for a little as 10$-15$
Sold the 360!!!
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Aawa View Post
bah sorry guys. thought i made the list public. here is what i have down so far link by link.

Rosewill case + psu cheapy combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147010
Asus DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135157
Acer 19in widescreen lcd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009127
Logitech speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121014
Asus mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131172
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103235
G Skill 2gig ddr2 800 ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
Western Digital HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136055
External Western Digital Passport HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136228
Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104059

Once again shipped is $711.05 with no MIR's which is right about what he wants to spend.
Frankly it's a good build. The one small modofocation I'd make is to get say a 4400+ X2 and a higher quality PSU for the same $$, since it has to last 6 years. Other than that, get enough fans to cool everything (again to last 6 years).
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Frankly it's a good build. The one small modofocation I'd make is to get say a 4400+ X2 and a higher quality PSU for the same $$, since it has to last 6 years. Other than that, get enough fans to cool everything (again to last 6 years).
yeah i noticed that the case didn't have any fans in it. I am looking at other cases and will probably get a higher quality psu for it like you suggested.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by willbushby View Post
id get a uber cheap vid card aswell it will make general windows operations faster, especially aero. you can get vid cards with rebate for a little as 10$-15$
He wants to run Xp and not Vista so aero wont factor into it. I thought about just adding in a vid card for him, i'll take a look around to see if i can find a something that is decent at a cheap price.
post #10 of 13
I strongly recommend this build

Rosewill case + psu cheapy combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147010
Asus DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135157
Acer 19in widescreen lcd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009127
Logitech speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121014
mobo with onboard graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186138
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116063
G Skill 2gig ddr2 800 ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
Western Digital HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136055
External Western Digital Passport HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136228
Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104059
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