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well i recently did a small project on computers in school. one of my teachers came to me and asked if i could put together a quote for him. its for BASIC internet and other small things. id also like to put a core 2 in it, but other wise im hoping to keep this around and hopefully under $500 doller range. this is a major budget build so price must be as low as it can go. <br />
ill be asking him if he wants to include any parts from his old computer so but just to cover the bases ill need a full build. <br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827151133" target="_blank">cd-rom</a><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119089" target="_blank">case and power</a><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822144415" target="_blank">harddrive</a><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820231016" target="_blank">memory</a><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813185086" target="_blank">mobo</a><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16832116056" target="_blank">xp</a><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115005" target="_blank">core 2</a><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819116001" target="_blank">pent d</a><br />
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now if i were to put a pent d instead of the core 2 it would<br />
drop the price quite a bit
 

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If all he wants is basic Internet and word processing stuff...you can go even cheaper. Get a barebones setup: Case, PSU and Intel MoBO:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16856121001" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856121001</a><br><br>
For a limited time: 80$ WITH a Celeron 2.13GHZ proc!!!!! EDIT Dual core!<br><br>
That's right. PSU case, processor, mainboard, ONBOARD video, audio, AND LAN!!! FOR 80 freakin DOLLARS! Granted we are not talkin a speed demon...but, for another 100$ you got your ATA HDD and DVD-R/W ROM. add about 100$ for a bunch of RAM. Keyboard/mouse = 25$ and monitor is 150$.<br><br>
So that's about 450$.<br><br>
Anyway...A barebone might be the way to go.
 

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im looking for good performance, i told him that i could make one better then wut dell would sell him
 

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i guess i shoulnt say "good performance" just slightly better then dell's cheap comps. ill put small OCing into it so thatll help to
 

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The problem that yer facing is software and RAM.. Dell's got alliances there that you cannot compete with...
 

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if you went amd it would be cheaper for the proformance<br />
your looking at tha combos for sure
 

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This would be my minimum recommendation, based on AMD. Core 2 Duo is nice, but you don't have enough budget to warrant it (other components lagging behind, esp. motherboard). On either platform, if you get a mobo with onboard graphics, the Biostart tForce is one of the few boards that allows for overclocking.<br />
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Here is my list:<ul><li>MoBo: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813138027" target="_blank">BIOSTAR TForce 6100 AM2 Socket AM2</a> $74.99</li>
<li>CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103733" target="_blank">AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2</a> $159.99</li>
<li>RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820220145" target="_blank">Patriot Signature 1GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)</a> $99.99</li>
<li>HDD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822144415" target="_blank">Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB</a> $54.99</li>
<li>DVD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827151133" target="_blank">SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner</a> $28.99</li>
<li>Case: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811119068" target="_blank">Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black</a> $44.99</li>
<li>PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817174023" target="_blank">HIPRO HP-P500W/TOP-500P5 ATX V2.01 500W</a> $33.50</li>
<li>OS: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16832116056" target="_blank">Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack</a> $89.99</li>
</ul>Total: $587.43 <br />
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Comments:<ul><li>1GB RAM is the minimum. Don't settle for 512MB, even if you plan to add later. Get 1GB and add more for 2GB later.</li>
<li>As stated, if you get mATX and want to overclock, you don't have many choices.</li>
<li>I picked an ATX case. Easier if he wants to upgrade later.</li>
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great ill send this to him and see wut happens. i looked at dell and the clossest was around $600 for a dual core. but then again it also has a 19inch moniter. tiger direct has a 17 for around $90 till end of the month, but it waill still be a couple dollers cheaper then dell<br><br>
the 805 scores 1371 on 3dmark06 cpu and the am2 scores 1555<br>
so thats a improvment<br><br>
even with the stock cooling how far do you think i can get with overclock, 2.5?<br><br>
thanks to all
 

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ON a second note this guy is comeing from a windows 98. says its over 5 years old. this will be a big improvment for him
 
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