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Second Build - Not for Gaming

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August 25, 2009 1:50:16 AM

Hi all,

I am going to build a cheap desktop, sub $500. It will be used only for word processing, web browsing, etc. I was thinking on-board graphics with the possibility of a real card in the future mb, 2G of RAM upgradeable to 4G, no overclocking. As far as an OS goes, probably a 64-bit one; I may wait for windows 7 but that may be more than I want to spend. I don't have any experience with on-board graphics cards so any advice would be appreciated in that regard. I am a little out of the loop as far as hardware goes so any current thoughts would be great!

I've linked the parts that I think will work, not including a monitor, keyboard, mouse which I likely have lying around.


MOBO -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PSU-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM-


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anywhere I can cut corners?


Thanks in advance.

Cheers

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August 25, 2009 1:57:54 AM

This combo saves you $25 and gives you a lot stronger integrated graphics, you dont have to change the ram selection either.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

This PSU will cost you $10 more after MIR but is ALOT better, that little red switch on the back of the enermax means no active PFC, which tends to mean POS PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that it looks pretty good for basic computing tasks.
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