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You did buy your Gramps an Antec 300 Illusion =p. I was gonna say but didn't, that basically, you just build your Gramps a low budget gaming build
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You did buy your Gramps an Antec 300 Illusion =p. I was gonna say but didn't, that basically, you just build your Gramps a low budget gaming build
I'm just to use to building gaming computers I guess I'm not use to low end computers.

Well at least:

The bestbuy computer hard drive is not as fast as my granpda hard drive.

I'm sure the DDR3 memory is some noname brand which is not even close to the DDR2 memory that I bought.

I'm just trying to make myself feel better
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post #33 of 40
Every part you bought is from the egg = excellent customer service. So if one part went bad, you just have to send it back. Even if you buy it from Bestbuy I believe you still have to ship the whole freaking pc back to the manufacturer. Also, ddr2 and ddr3 barely have any differences. AMD benefits more from lower clock rates, and you have 5-5-5-15 which is good. All the parts you bought are quality, and from quality companies. Plus, if your gramps ever decided to game it wouldn't be a problem.
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post #34 of 40
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Every part you bought is from the egg = excellent customer service. So if one part went bad, you just have to send it back. Even if you buy it from Bestbuy I believe you still have to ship the whole freaking pc back to the manufacturer. Also, ddr2 and ddr3 barely have any differences. AMD benefits more from lower clock rates, and you have 5-5-5-15 which is good. All the parts you bought are quality, and from quality companies. Plus, if your gramps ever decided to game it wouldn't be a problem.

Just amazes me how cheap bestbuy/fry's are getting now days. I never thought there prices were so low.

Thanks man, I really appreciate the support.
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Just amazes me how cheap bestbuy/fry's are getting now days. I never thought there prices were so low.

Thanks man, I really appreciate the support.
Haha, your welcome, buyers remorse happens to everyone but there's always justification.
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I never trust the quality of pre-built components.

Hard drive brand and specs? Not listed.
Ram brand and specs? Not listed.
GPU - shared RAM? Shared RAM, no thanks
DLDVD burner brand? Not listed.
No IEEE1394 support

You could do much better building an uber cheap rig on your own. For general use computers, yeah best buy and the likes are probably fine. If you plan on upgrading, want performance or reliability I would steer clear and build it yourself.


You could do much better pricing individual parts on your own.
    
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I never trust the quality of pre-built components.

Hard drive brand and specs? Not listed.
Ram brand and specs? Not listed.
GPU - shared RAM? Shared RAM, no thanks
DLDVD burner brand? Not listed.
No IEEE1394 support

You could do much better building an uber cheap rig on your own. For general use computers, yeah best buy and the likes are probably fine. If you plan on upgrading, want performance or reliability I would steer clear and build it yourself.


You could do much better pricing individual parts on your own.
Haha, you have a very good point!

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I never trust the quality of pre-built components.

You could do much better building an uber cheap rig on your own. For general use computers, yeah best buy and the likes are probably fine. If you plan on upgrading, want performance or reliability I would steer clear and build it yourself.


You could do much better pricing individual parts on your own.
QFT

For your gramps, all he needs for browsing the lulz on the internets:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=8903609

Grand Total Shipped: $224.92

This the build I would put together for anyone needing only basic computing at this time.
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Almost exactly the same setup that I am building for my girlfriend, except I went with the Athlon II X2 250 and 2GB of Mushkin DDR3 1333mhz. She is also going to be using it for homework and internet stuff. She doesn't game or anything, but I built it in a way that gaming could happen if she decided (I made sure to get an AM3 board for future CPU upgrades and she could always drop in a GPU instead of the onboard).

Unfortunately she will have a better computer than me, which makes me

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QFT

For your gramps, all he needs for browsing the lulz on the internets:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=8903609

Grand Total Shipped: $224.92

This the build I would put together for anyone needing only basic computing at this time.
That's a good, cheap build but I think that's pushing it for Windows 7. I think I'd put Windows XP on that. I mean, it's not going to be crawling at a snail's pace but the CPU is really dated and one of or maybe even THE slowest that AMD currently offers.
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