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ok so i want to build my mom a pc for her bday, she doesnt need much, onboard video is ok, though i know nothing about them. i have an OS but thats about it, all she needs it for is email and web surfing, she doesnt stream video, she doesnt play any games. a 17" monitor is big enough.the cheaper the better, she doesnt even need a nice case. any help would be awesome, thanks.
 

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Have you looked at anything yourself at all or are you just asking people to throw a full build in? I assume you've built a system yourself looking at your sig.

AM2 Athlon dual w/ a low-line GeForce or Radeon on a microATX can be had on the cheap, not to mention you can throw it in a sharp little case. You might be able to do <$250 on the box, saving the rest for a monitor or what have you. If you want to do Intel you're looking at a single core in that range, step it up some and you can do a conroe.
 

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i have looked around for myself, not being lazy. my main curiosity is the onboard video mobos and what configs i can get with them, as i know nothing about them. or even a barebones with onboard. i know nothing about amd as well soooo.... this is what ive come up with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856110092
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819103220R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009136
 

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That's definitely in the AMD budget build zone.

From the top of my head I'll go ahead and suggest an X2 7750, 790GX motherboard, and a cheap 4GB DDR2 800 kit. Links are coming.

Edit- Here's a great combo deal for the 7750 with a Biostar 790GX.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.172781

4GB's of ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184

And a Power Supply. Take an additional 20% off with Promo Code: Mar20 - Expires 3/31

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008
 
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E2200 - $70
ASUS P5N73-AM - $60
kingston value 2gb ram - $24
optical - $25
HD - $50
17-19" monitor - $150

Total $379 without case/psu. You could even cut $50 off of that and get a budget 17" LCD.
 
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Don't cheap out on the PSU and be wary of in-expensive case/PSU bundles!!

I've seen lots of people skimp on the PSU for a budget build (myself included
) only to have it die a month later... You should be able to get some good parts because you're going with onboard so you save some money there.

NCIXUS has some good stuff on sale right now. You can get a 18.5" BenQ widescreen LCD for $108 (cheaper than most 17" LCDs), 4GB DDR2 for $43 and a 320GB WD HDD for $46. The Corsair VX450 is on sale at for $57 which is a steal... With taxes and shipping I'm guessing that would leave about $200 for a case, mobo and CPU.

Does she need peripherals? If so you can get awesome plain black Dell server keyboards from Dell.com for $11 with free shipping and a $5 Kingwin optical mouse.
 

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i have looked around for myself, not being lazy. my main curiosity is the onboard video mobos and what configs i can get with them, as i know nothing about them. or even a barebones with onboard. i know nothing about amd as well soooo.... this is what ive come up with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856110092
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819103220R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009136


The barebones looks like it could be a good way to go with a basic platform. But you can find a 250GB hard drive for the same price as the 160 you linked.
 

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Here's my suggestion for a budget Intel system:

Intel E2200 Allendale cpu, $69.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116063
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L mobo, $52.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357
GSKill 2GB (2x1gb) DDR2-800 ram, $29.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
LG 22x spd SATA DVD burner, $21.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136144
Seagate 250gb SATA Hard drive, $54.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262
HannsG 19 inch widescreen LCD monitor, $109.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254034
Antec Earthwatts 380 watt power supply combo w/Antec 300 case, $99.94: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.165597

The dvd burner, cpu, ram, lcd monitor and hard drive are all FREE SHIPPING.


Subtotal = $439.88
3 day UPS shipping = $31.51
Total = $471.39

Just my
 

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