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Help me build a computer

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June 14, 2009 8:37:40 AM

im looking to build a computer, not for gaming but just to browse the web on and occasionally watch some videos with no lag. i may even want to watch some hd video files as well as i have my computer hooked up to my tv. im looking for a build in the 300-400 dollar range, nothing fancy but i just need to upgrade from what im running on now, i need everything But an OS


BUDGET RANGE: $400 or less

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: watch HD movies, internet usage and basic school apps

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (I have XP home that I can use and save ~$80)


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June 14, 2009 9:58:47 AM
June 14, 2009 9:59:13 AM

edit: double post
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June 14, 2009 12:56:43 PM

Aren't we forgetting something....
June 15, 2009 2:48:16 AM

HHmm, lol. Might also want to consider AMD given the budget.
June 15, 2009 7:08:38 AM

AMD Athlon X2 7850 Kuma + ASUS M4A78-E motherboard combo -$183.99

Antec 300 case + Antec earthwatts 380w PSU combo -$84.94

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory -$46.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM -$74.99

Total: $395.91

If you need a DVD burner, you can downsize the hard drive to something like this:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

to fit it into your budget.
June 15, 2009 7:08:56 AM

Oops, double post.
June 15, 2009 1:13:02 PM