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i am wanting to build a new computer for under $400 not including the monitor or keyboard/mouse/speakers i would like to stay away from celerons if possible but i havnt used ne of the new celeron d so i dont know if they are ne good this computer will not be used for gaming it will mainly be used to get on the internet and photo editing.
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Intel 3.0E @ 3.6GHz Asus P4P800 SE XP Corp 19" KDS LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Ultra X-Connect Aspire X-Dreamer 2 Logitech MX518 
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Intel 3.0E @ 3.6GHz Asus P4P800 SE XP Corp 19" KDS LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Ultra X-Connect Aspire X-Dreamer 2 Logitech MX518 
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The Celeron D are good... They just have a smaller cache than the Pentiums. 300 series Celerons are the lesser version of the Pentium 400 series.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 nVidia GeForce GTX 650 G.Skill DDR2 PC2-6400 PK Series 4-4-4-12 Windows 7 Enterprise 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S201HL Logitech Deluxe 250 305W Lenovo 
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MS Trackball Optical N/A OnBoard 
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 nVidia GeForce GTX 650 G.Skill DDR2 PC2-6400 PK Series 4-4-4-12 Windows 7 Enterprise 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S201HL Logitech Deluxe 250 305W Lenovo 
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You aren't gonna have much luck staying away from Celerons if you're trying to get the whole rig for $400. Infact, I can only really offer eMachine or Dell solutions for your quest.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500+ Barton @ 2310 MHz MSI KT6 Delta Radeon 9800 Pro @ 9800 XT 2x512MB OCZ Platinum @ 210MHz 2-3-2-6 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP Professional Hyundai V560 14.1" CRT Logitech Generic Media Keyboard 300 Watt Sparkle 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec SLK3000B Logitech MX310 Generic 
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2500+ Barton @ 2310 MHz MSI KT6 Delta Radeon 9800 Pro @ 9800 XT 2x512MB OCZ Platinum @ 210MHz 2-3-2-6 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP Professional Hyundai V560 14.1" CRT Logitech Generic Media Keyboard 300 Watt Sparkle 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec SLK3000B Logitech MX310 Generic 
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post #4 of 5
Yeah, that's gonna be tough.........




Case - $42.99

P5P800-MX Motherboard - $67

2.66Ghz P4 Prescot - $111

512MB PC3200 DDR Memory - $44

Seagate SATA 120GB Hard Drive - $85

LiteOn Combo Drive - $29.99


TOTAL - $379.98


Best I can do..........with tax and shipping, might go a little over. If your budget is a FIRM $400, you can go with a Celeron instead,

2.66Ghz Celeron D Prescot - $78

The only major difference is L2 Cache, 1MB for the Pentium, 256k for the Celeron.


This will change your pre-tax/shipping total to $346.98.
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thx for the help
My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Intel 3.0E @ 3.6GHz Asus P4P800 SE XP Corp 19" KDS LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Ultra X-Connect Aspire X-Dreamer 2 Logitech MX518 
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Intel 3.0E @ 3.6GHz Asus P4P800 SE XP Corp 19" KDS LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Ultra X-Connect Aspire X-Dreamer 2 Logitech MX518 
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