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post #1 of 11
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Bang for Buck and something capable of full web capability and things like Word, Excel and the like. What do you guys think?

I haven't decided whether to throw in a 320GB drive or give my sister's family my 80GB SSD I got laying around. I was going for quiet and low power. If you guys can do something noisier but similar in price and capability that would be fine too.


Edited by Shadowclock - 2/28/11 at 12:02pm
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Buy the cheapest RAM you can get. Always get cheapest possible if you're going with generics, quality doesn't matter. Seriously, why $45 generics with useless heatspreaders when this platform is only single channel and probably doesn't allow RAM overclocking. Get a single 4GB DIMM for real cheap and you'll be fine. i.e. this $37 shipped, save $3 or so over other cheap generic kits. Or this for $43, $33 AR if you don't mind rebates. The nMedia power supply looks okay. Get Rosewill destroyer. If you don't mind slightly bigger, it's exact same price due to free shipping & promo.
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/28/11 at 12:11pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdocod View Post
Great for the price. I'd just change the HDD. Get a Western Digital 500GB

It's more reliable than Seagate's 7200.12 series.
    
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post #5 of 11
go to microcenter

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...therboard.html
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I just picked up the x2 250/Biostar A780lg3 combo for $57.
Powered by an Eagle Voltas 500w PSU ($20), 4GB of Avixer (?) DDr3 RAM ($32) and 500GB Hitachi drive ($49) and a Samsung DVD Writer ($16).

The bad boy just passed 8 hours of Prime95 at 3.4GHz.
post #6 of 11
You can get a 500GB HDD for a better price at Superbiiz and it'd be a top-end F3. Otherwise Microcenter looks like a good choice. Be aware that those integrated graphics do not support full HD GPU decode, partial only and certain file formats.
post #7 of 11
I totally agree with xd about the case. That Rosewill case comes with three fans so it will have good air flow which is important. Don't skimp on the case.
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Edited because, I'm a tard. I meant to make a post. Not reply, free bump.
Edited by DEEPfrom1 - 3/1/11 at 7:36pm
    
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post #9 of 11
Why not a netbook? Has all the features you're looking for, plus it's compact and can handle programs like Word, Excel, etc.. and watch movies! Win win!
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post #10 of 11
dont buy the newegg combos, you can get better deals by picking your own parts
and the ram they include is almost always 1333 with 9-9-9-24
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