So... my little sister's birthday is rolling around and she is tired of running a Socket A computer for the last 6 years after she saw how fast and how wonderfully my new computer build runs. ! So, being the good big sister that I am, I decided to help her pick out a build - I want to pick out something around that ranges from $300-400 unlike my $700 build :x
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Perhaps...this month? Next year? Budget: $300-400
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Games (this will be discussed in a moment...), web browsing, multitasking, word processing
Parts Not Required:
Monitor (she is going to be using that same CRT monitor...until she feels to get a new one)
Websites for Parts:
newegg... newegg newegg newegg. sorry. i love newegg.
AMD. Please please please please NO intel suggestions. I don't care if the man went to my college during his youth - I don't want intel > !
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 - I think?
Crossfire: Nope (hey I didn't even go the SLI route ahahaha)
(that CPU seems like a reallllly odd choice, but... I chose it for this reason - my sister has been on a SINGLE CORE AMD Sempron 3000+ @ 2.0Ghz on Socket A for the past 6 years. I think that is a huge setup for her, because she has been working fine on that processor for so long - I bought a AMD Phenom II x4 @ 945 and I have no bloody IDEA what to do with it. Too much power for too much money (futureproof though :x) - I don't want to make that mistake again x_x)