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I would wait. It would be a great deal for the friend, but you brother would be wondering why he didn't just buy a console. There are some great i3 starter kits for around 299.00. The only way I would pick up a 939 computer was if it was free.

*my .02 came in after the resolution, good job!
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Originally Posted by omega17 View Post
"Record music" as in record his own music?

If so, there's absolutely no way ever you're gonna get a PC that can reliably record music for $220. You'd be pushed to get even a soundcard that would think about it for that, let alone the PC around it
I recorded music for my friends and family on a $25 550mhz computer from Goodwill back in the day. He doesn't need pro quality if he's just doing it as a hobby.

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Finally convinced him not to buy it. Thanks guys.
It was overpriced a bit, but I wouldn't have said don't buy it. A slowish computer is better than no computer at all, especially given what he wants to do with it. I would have offered $140 if I was in his position.

Honestly, you can't build a computer with a monitor for $220, let alone $170. The monitor by itself would take up $100 of the budget. Even if you could get a free monitor (maybe a CRT from CL), you couldn't build a system with a legitimate Windows license for that price new. So now that he's stuck without a computer and a budget of $220, what's the plan?

In that pricerange, prebuilt or used is the best route to go. If he had bought it for $140, he would have had the monitor already ready to go for any new system, he would have a case and PSU to use, and he'd just need to look at a mobo/ram/proc upgrade down the road, when he was ready.
Edited by SgtSpike - 4/13/11 at 4:18pm
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And I thought this was going to be about an overpriced mac...

I am dissapoint
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