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September 23, 2009 12:14:38 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP - 2 weeks max

BUDGET RANGE: $200-250

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet / Word Processing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case, Power Supply, keyboard, mouse, speakers, moniter, os

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg preferred. Anything cheaper accepted :p 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: dual core cpu

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768



Alright, so I was going to make her a dirty Pentium 4 system, but you guys talked me out of it to say the least. So I have a case, Power supply, and all the case mods for it. Now for the actual system, lolz... I want to keep this PC as cheap as I can but still get decent hardware. All this PC will most likely be used for is facebook, net surfing, and a few papers for college. As I said, my budget is around $200, buuut, if any of you can find some good ways to budget it less, props.

Any thoughts?

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September 23, 2009 12:23:51 AM

$126 for an AMD Athlon II 245 and a gigabyte 785G AM2+ motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$65 for 4GB of DDR2 1066MHz CL5 RAM from GSkill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
total price 181. What power supply do you have? You may want to consider investing in a good modern one if yours is several years old, a corsair 400CX will raise the build price to 231 before $10 mir
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 23, 2009 12:30:41 AM

I have a bunch of random 400-550w PSU's laying around the house. Unfortunately I also have quite a few new Powmax Demon 480w PSU's.
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