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Another build. This time for my Mom...Need advice on a cheap rig.

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September 26, 2008 1:06:48 AM

So basically my mother was planning on buying a dell desktop for about 500, I said I could probaly build a system for under 500 that would perform better in the end. Shes gonna use her computer for very basic low demand stuff. Internet, Powerpoint, Word stuff like that. She'll watch an occasional you tube video or vide streamed from the net. No games. No movies. Nothing of high demand at all. So does anyone know some decent parts for very low cost that would be good in this situation? Everyone was so helpful with my build that i had to ask for this build. I already picked out a case btw she wants a mini tower So i found an Apex mini tower with a power supply for 40 bucks.
September 26, 2008 2:10:13 AM

I just built my mom one with monitor, keyboard ect... for $604, and the monitor is 20" LCD. Its a nice rig for a mom. If you want specifics, let me know.
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September 26, 2008 2:14:34 AM

ooohhh i want the specs.






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September 26, 2008 2:20:35 AM

1 ARK WN-26B Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811128037
Standard Return Policy $49.99
1 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106263
Standard Return Policy $22.99
1 ASUS P5Q-EM LGA 775 Intel G45 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131336
Limited 30-Day Return Policy $134.99
2 A-DATA 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820211272
Standard Return Policy $73.98
($36.99 ea)
1 HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822145215
Limited 30-Day Return Policy $64.99
1 Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black USB Ergonomics Keyboard Mouse Included - OEM
Item #: N82E16823109156
Standard Return Policy $18.99
1 LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK 550Watts ATX12V Power Supply With SATA and 20/24 Pin connectors. - Retail
Item #: N82E16817170010
Standard Return Policy $21.99
1 Genius SP-S110 100W (P.M.P.O.) 2.0 Black Speaker - Retail
Item #: N82E16836110026
Standard Return Policy $5.99
1 Acer X203Wbd Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824009126
[LCD] Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy $169.99

E1200 CPU that I had on hand. Its $49.99 and overclocks awsome on the P5Q boards. I had it on a P5KPL-CM and it would only do 2.0 because there was no vcore adjustments.


I overclocked the CPU to 3.04. This Pc does everthing my mom will ever need. I got her 72 DvDs backed up on the hard drive, and It plays Blueray rips very well also. It is running Vista Ultimate 64bit. I'm gonna put a TV capture card in it so she can get rid of her old TV set.


All parts numbers are from newegg.
September 26, 2008 2:22:26 AM

aaa unless i missed it you didnt put the processor up.
September 26, 2008 2:23:54 AM

I edited it in, it is a e1200 OC to 3.04.
September 26, 2008 2:25:52 AM

vary impressive. i assume you got the 550watt psu just so you could overclock. i would think the 350 could run that system.
September 26, 2008 2:28:24 AM

Ya it run the system stock, but the 550 I've use in lots of builds and its cheap, and reliable so far. I wouldn't use either one for a higend GPU, but onboard eitherway. If you dont want to OC look into the P5KPL-CM
September 26, 2008 2:33:41 AM

ok. cool. well i got to go to bed. tomorrows a work day. ill check this thread in the morning.
September 26, 2008 2:53:01 AM

Very impressive. I would definately follow a similar budget to that. Thanks.
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