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post #1 of 14
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Hi. I am going to build a workstation for my dad. I am using old everything except a mobo and cpu. Would you tell me if this is a good buy for running windows XP decently adn running microsoft office fast and efficiently.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...648262&CatId=0
If any of you have better suggestions of processors and mobos please tell me. My price range is $150 for a mobo and processor. They have some great deals for bundels on tiger direct. Any help would be nice. Thankyou.
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post #2 of 14
well what are you lookin for in a workstation? like...just doing stuff like checking emails and whatnot or a CAD/autodesk workstation?
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post #3 of 14
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Running windows XP, everything on MS office, buisnedd utilities that are like excel. Calendars and stuff. Its for my dads office. He'll also have to schedule appointments and stuff.
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post #4 of 14
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Does this one have onboard graphics and audio? Can onboard audio play a CD?
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post #5 of 14
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It can be a P4 mobo and processor too.
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post #6 of 14
Yes, the OB sound supports 5.1 and will do everything a typical add on card will do.
That setup should do him very well for what you discribed he wil be doing.
My error, YES it has onboard video... page down in your link... it's shown, it's the "VGA port"
    
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post #7 of 14
Onboard sound can play CD's provided you have a cd drive. I went to MSI's website and the motherboard has S3 Graphics UniChromeâ„¢ 2D/3D Graphics with motion compensation assign upto 64MB. So yes it has onboard video.
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post #8 of 14
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Can you touch the pins on a processor if you are grounded?
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post #9 of 14
Is the old memory DDR?
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post #10 of 14
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I will buy new memory. Will a old hard drive work? Anyways does that mobo fit a standard case? I dont know what from factor but its an old beige one.
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Win ASUS SLi Windows XP HomeEditionsp2 Dell 17" 
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