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post #1 of 11
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my wifes laptop broke and i need to quickly replace her computer with a budget desktop.

the computer does not need a monitor,mouse,keyboard.


needs a full working tower capable of watching movies and surfing the web, does not need to game.

cpu
motherboard
case
psu
hdd
dvdrom
probably need windows also ><
anything else i forgot?
Edited by Alex of the West - 12/28/10 at 1:10pm
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Spending limit?
    
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post #3 of 11
I would probably build this, though if you go with Linux you could save yourself about $100
You could go a couple $$ cheaper, though i think you would be sacrificing reliability and quality to save a couple $$
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
never tried linux before honestly, but i assume linux is free. what are some pros and cons to linux?
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Alex of the West View Post
IF possible, 200. if not, well have to see.
If your budget is $200 then you will need to look else where, all you will find is junk, windows itself cost almost $200...

Pros to Linux: 100% customizable, great looking, mostly free programs, ect. oh and big one... FREE
Cons: A little more work to learn, harder to install windows programs (though not impossible) higher learning curve
Edited by appleg33k85 - 12/28/10 at 1:23pm
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post #6 of 11
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thats what i figured,alright thanks for your help guys. in the meantime i should look into linux
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
I would probably build this, though if you go with Linux you could save yourself about $100
You could go a couple $$ cheaper, though i think you would be sacrificing reliability and quality to save a couple $$
This is a really solid list for a budget build. But to cut it down even more, I would personally go with this drive which is actually much quicker than then F3 and for a budget build 1TB isn't necessary:

Samsung F4 320GB - $42

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...4-_-Product111

Then I would look at this CPU:

Sempron 140 2.7Ghz - $36

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-698-_-Product

I can say I've used this Sempron at 100% default and even in single core 2.7Ghz form it cut through Windows 7 like butter and was plenty fast for internet browsing and watching movies. I was able to unlock mine to dual core and overclock to 3.2Ghz on default voltage. Its hands down the strongest CPU per dollar on a tight budget. Most of these unlock to dual core and overclock well.

Changing those 2 items alone saves you ~$50.
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post #8 of 11
I highly recommend getting better RAM:
Corsair XMS3 1600 9-9-9 $50, $40 AR
For a few $$$ more get the:
Athlon II x2 250 C3 revision - $50
Also, the Samsung F3 1TB can be had for cheaper at Superbiiz
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post #10 of 11
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total price: $208.79 and free 3-5day shipping cuz I picked all Amazon items
You don't have an optical drive listed or a case listed. That HDD is terrible cost vs performance when compared to the Samsung F4 and that's only 1 stick of RAM which will put him in single channel mode. Always get a 2xwhatever kit to allow for dual channel configuration. Cost is rarely any different between the two.
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