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Helping my friend build a $400 machine, need help

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March 6, 2009 4:27:14 PM

his deadline is tmrw. this will just he a e-machine really. on board graphics is fine
March 6, 2009 4:48:39 PM

Need to know some info first. what all needs to be included. Monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS ...ect. Do we have anything to work with? Any old parts? What is he planning on doing?
March 6, 2009 4:51:58 PM

just the box, it will run linux. all brand new. just internet and school work-firefox, openoffice etc.
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March 6, 2009 5:23:11 PM

link doesnt work
March 6, 2009 6:03:56 PM

can't redo the link now cause I'm replying from my phone but I'll give u the basics

asus mobo
amd Kuma 7750 2.7Ghz
G.Skill (2x2Gb)
9600 GT
WD 320
Raidmax Ares w/ 450W
March 6, 2009 6:18:28 PM

for what he's doing go with yoyo's build, unless you can get an amd quad and mobo for $190.

Also Raidmax psu's are apparently worse than rosewill's so you should definetly stay away.