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I am planning on building a computer for my parents. They would use it for ebay, picture editing, FTP, and other misc stuff like that. Could you please suggest a good processor that would do all this and more with ease? Preferably between $100, and $200.
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post #2 of 11
Id get a 3.0 cedar mill and for 178 on newegg.
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post #3 of 11
socket 478? this one will be plenty fast and last a long time for simple use.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116171

775? same idea as the first CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116198
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Pentium d 8o5. Its dual core running st 2.66 ghz stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116001
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt
Pentium d 8o5. Its dual core running st 2.66 ghz stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116001
That is what I would recommend as well. Pentium D 805 for $130 shipped from zipzoomfly.com
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post #7 of 11
For your parents I would recomment a cheaper solution.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116178
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131527

For what they will be doing, it is more than enough. Don't get caught up in the game of spending too much for power never used is my advice. $161.00 for a motherboard and cpu and it is no slouch.

R
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post #8 of 11
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Wow, alot of suggestions, thanks! But umm...is there one that EVERYONE can aggree on, or what?
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post #9 of 11
I'd go with either the Pentium D 805 or 820. They're both pretty solid. Just depends on whether you want to spend $135 or $220. If you want to do things as cheaply as possible, go with the 805. Otherwise go with the 820. It's much nicer and is a bit more futureproofed.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ropey
For your parents I would recomment a cheaper solution.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116178
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131527

For what they will be doing, it is more than enough. Don't get caught up in the game of spending too much for power never used is my advice. $161.00 for a motherboard and cpu and it is no slouch.

R
Thats a good price on that CPU, I was just in Comp USA today they are selling the same one for $159.
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