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Im looking into a budget pc. this pc will only be used for office work and not for gaming. my budget is $500 (not shipped). i was looking at a 2.4 prescott but im not sure whatt cheap motherboard to get. the only things i need are PSU, CPU, motherboard, momey (preferrably 1 gb but not needed), HS, dvd r/rw drive, hard drive (need around 160 or 200 gb). I want to overclock it but it has to be within the budget.
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post #2 of 10
Here you go:Sub-Total: $466.96

My only question is that since you don't need a videocard, is it that you have one to replace your current one, or that you need one but you're just not going to be gaming.
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Originally Posted by -relk-
Im looking into a budget pc. this pc will only be used for office work and not for gaming. my budget is $500 (not shipped). i was looking at a 2.4 prescott but im not sure whatt cheap motherboard to get. the only things i need are PSU, CPU, motherboard, momey (preferrably 1 gb but not needed), HS, dvd r/rw drive, hard drive (need around 160 or 200 gb). I want to overclock it but it has to be within the budget.
I'm your man.
No case needed?
Does it need to be AGP or PCI-xpress x16?
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i dont need a video card because this computer is going to be for my parents because they need a new computer (the one their using now is a 300mhz intel and is hella slow). We allready haev the case but i was just looking into what the prices would be like for both amd and intel. thanxs for lal the help
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post #5 of 10
To get a better deal, go AMD...
DVD burner
HDD
Motherboard
PSU
HS
HS paste
RAM
CPU
Total of $484.95 Play with different items a bit. This is what I recommend.
But for intel's sake.... scratch the above CPU and Motherboard and insert:
Motherboard
CPU
Total of $499.95

The AMD is rated at 3.4GHz, and the intel is rated at 3.0GHz.
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post #6 of 10
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ok any computer setup u wish too post that you think would be the best bang for your buck than post it.
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post #7 of 10
is that $500 US or CAN

and newegg does not ship to canada
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post #8 of 10
I don't have time to put together a whole list, but I'd reccomend looking into getting a Celeron D. It sounds like they really don't need a ton of power, if they've tolerated 300MHz all this time, and the Celly Ds are supposed to be pretty good OCers. 2.4A P4's are too, both are very cheap.
post #9 of 10
I dont understand if its for office work they why overclock and maybe run into instability and problems. Keep it stock and stable and you will be all good, dont you think you will have enough issues with keeping spyware off the thing.
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post #10 of 10
The AMD CPU has AMD's Hyper-Transport and 64-bit technology. 1pt.
The AMD is rated at 3.4GHz. 1pt.
The AMD would score much higher on CPU-related tests. 1pt.
The AMD has SSE2 0pt.

The intel has intel's Hyper-Threading and 64-bit technology. 1pt
The intel is rated at 3.0GHz. 0pt.
The intel would only score better in relation to a athlon 64 3000+ with only 512MB of cache, not 1MB. 0pt.
The intel has SSE3. 1pt.

AMD gets 3 points.
intel gets 2 points.
or AMD gets 2, and intel 1 if HT and 64-bit aren't rated.

Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention.... the AMD costs $145, and the intel costs $182... add $27 to the AMD for a HS, and the AMD is still below the intel, at $172.
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