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So im building my gf a computer partly because she wants one and mainly because its fun and above all i cant stand her p1. .3 ghz or something! heres my list

Please if you can find cheaper lemme know im flexible on almost everything expect the proc but even still if you want to persuade me go for it.

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post #2 of 10
I'd change the E2220 for an E1200, just because of the cheapness of it, and it's not really all that slow.

Also, change the case to one with cheaper shipping.
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post #3 of 10
Wow nice rig all she needs now is a new graphics card, if you have one laying around, hehe

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post #4 of 10
Since it's a gf rig I advice you something: make it quiet. Get a fan controller, it's 20$ and can make all the difference in regards to noise, girls like that.

Other than that I'm sure you can get a better mobo+cpu combo from the gaming pow:
- ECS AM2+ mobo with HDMI - 70$
- X2 4200+ - 41$

Now, office works even on a 700MHz celeron (EEEpc), the 780G chipset will make it a better gaming machine.
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post #5 of 10
I have purchased that Raidmax case before, it is a pain. And I eventually RMAed it for a Rosewell. I wouldn't change the CPU. Its fine. And faster can do better. And that has a good amount of Flexibility. Also, you could hold out a bit for the New E5200 comming out. Or the supposed July 20th intel Price drop.

Also, out of personal experience I would stay away from Microstar International. They are not a good company and have given me issues on a number of there motherboards.

If you would like, I would suggest this build
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...spx?ID=6518554

It is a bit more than listed before. But you can downgrade the CPU to a E2160 or E2180 and it will still be a very nice CPU. And save some money.
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post #6 of 10
hmm a few parts of advice that i think your will apreciate
1.)enstead of the 2220 get the new e5200 its like the same price but looks to be a INCREDIBLE ocer already im not sure if its out yet but i no its going to be out soon.
2.)like dragosmp said before me get a fan controller and maybe new fans with a nice cheap computer like this you could make it absolutely silent for a few bucks and that is priceless for a computer that dosnt isnt going to be for gaming.
3.)my last suggestion depends on how much time you have on hand but its something i think will make you gf more happy than anything else you could do on this case. get a case that you no she likes the looks of and paint it for her. get rid of that case and get a case she says she likes and suprise her by painting it her favorite color ^_^ chicks love suprises.
otherwise looks solid gl
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i was thinking of trying to find like a pink case but i guess i could paint it ! hmm also i already have that mobo on hand another reason i like it is because its got onboard video and my Buddie was playing wow with 20-30 fps with it so im sure it will be fine for her liking ^^ [she doesn't game] mk just asked her and she shot the case i picked out of the water anyone no a site thats got lots of comp cases on it wanna keep the case price in the sub 75$ range
Edited by Coldnapalm - 7/8/08 at 12:46pm
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post #8 of 10
newegg?
if that dosnt work check out the thermaltake site they have a lot of cases i think a chick would like heres a link to the case section ^_^
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Category.aspx?S=1104
Edited by wildfire99 - 7/8/08 at 11:56pm
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post #9 of 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227139 It's PC2 6400 ocz platinum rev 2. couple bucks more at check out, 25$ rebate.

+ it oc's well If thats a factor. There is much less expensive ram available on there as well that will be fine for an Internet box / cd/dvd burner
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i was thinking of trying to find like a pink case but i guess i could paint it ! hmm also i already have that mobo on hand another reason i like it is because its got onboard video and my Buddie was playing wow with 20-30 fps with it so im sure it will be fine for her liking ^^ [she doesn't game] mk just asked her and she shot the case i picked out of the water anyone no a site thats got lots of comp cases on it wanna keep the case price in the sub 75$ range
you asked for pink cases:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9218&name=Pink

there isn't THAT many but there are some there different prices and what not
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