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My in-laws are wanting to replace their ancient desktop as my cellphone has a faster processor =D They already have keyboard, mouse and monitor. Budget it $400-$600, prefer to keep it lower. They don't game, its really just for basic needs, surfing, streaming etc. They were looking at a build from costco that had 12GBs of RAM and was coming in around $600, so I figured I could build them something better for less. They have no need for more than 4gb! Any help/ideas are appreciated!
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Originally Posted by whitehawk View Post
My in-laws are wanting to replace their ancient desktop as my cellphone has a faster processor =D They already have keyboard, mouse and monitor. Budget it $400-$600, prefer to keep it lower. They don't game, its really just for basic needs, surfing, streaming etc. They were looking at a build from costco that had 12GBs of RAM and was coming in around $600, so I figured I could build them something better for less. They have no need for more than 4gb! Any help/ideas are appreciated!
i can build one
btw you dont ened more than 2gb.. for emailing surfing streaming etc.
so no games right?
means no need for a graphic card but use a intergrated one..
want me to build the equipment list?
is newegg fine?
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post #3 of 6
i3 dual core with a 5570 and 4gb of RAM would run ya about 500 bucks, that would be my suggestion. Good for internet, streaming, movies, etc. though as runeazn is saying it's prolly a little much for your needs.
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pII 965, and mobo - $215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.591630

4gb ddr3 - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226176

corsair 430w psu - $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139017

Spinpoint 500gb hdd, ad another in raid 0 if you want more storage. - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181

dvdrw - $16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-289-_-Product


Subtotal = $376 (still need case)
Choose any case
Edited by pbasil1 - 2/13/11 at 9:01am
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post #5 of 6
as cheap s it can get, does everything fine except gaming.
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260$.. if you want to cheap out as much as possible it will be around 400$ if you add a videocard and 2gb more ram. and maybe a nicer case
Edited by runeazn - 2/13/11 at 9:02am
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Custom water cooling Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS 
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Ducky 1087 & VorteX Poker & G19 Coolermaster UCP 1100W HAF 932 G9 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Hien Hard Custom fusion, Creative Ducky wristrest 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 Of DOOM @ 3.33Ghz 1.17V P6T6 WS Revolution EVGA GTX 275 1792MB Voltmodded Mushkin Copperhead 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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You guys are awesome! Newegg is probably the best place for me to buy from. I'm hitting the hay, I'll take a look over all the builds when I get up and get one of them =) Thanks!
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