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Okay folks

Here's the story. My uncle wants to go Dell because he wants that pretty 17' flat panel monitor. He can get a nice system with speakers and all that good stuff for $749.. comes with 1gb ram, 17' flat panel, 160gb ide drive, and whatever else they give you, maybe a mouse pad and a pat on the back?

But I want to build him something nice. That was a Celeron D 2.66ghz system. I told him it was crap and he told me to build something around the same price while getting the flat panel, because that's mainly what he wants. Do any of you guys have suggestions?
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I want to suggest going with Socket A, but only if you can find a good Athlon XP. Although you could do something like this for a s939 build.

Mobo: MSI w/onboard video socket 939, dual channel memory 400mhz ddr 80$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130529
CPU: 3200 Athlon64 (comparable to getting a 3.2ghz p4) 174$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
Memory combo w/cpu from newegg: 1gb (2x 512mb kit) 64$ (with combo) and then you get a 15$ rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820236110
Case/speaker/mouse/keyboard: 50$ (have built a system with this its descent, PSU that came with was crap)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811209002
Monitor: 209$ before a 40$ rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824168006
HD: 80gb ata133 55$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144233
PSU: 40$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182015

All of this together is 672+/-, with shipping it shouldn't be over 720 or so(before rebates). Sorry if I forgot anything: such as an OS? Anyway this would be a pretty nice build on that $. You could pick up XP on ebay for under 100$.
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