This is my third build thread that I need help from the community with. First was an i7-920 for myself, next was a P2 X3 720 for a friend, and now I need help with an even cheaper system for my little sister.
My little sister just bought a house and has no computer. I thought a nice little budget build would be a cool house-warming gift from her techie big brother.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the month of November
BUDGET RANGE: As cheap as possible say, >$600(US) (that $600 will need to include a monitor)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Very light computing by our standards. Email/Office/Browsing/Flash games
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg works, also Ewiz
PARTS PREFERENCES: I gotta believe that an Athlon II X2 will be my best bet. *Maybe* a E5200 but I'd doubt it.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I need one, but I'm hoping for a nice 19" at 14x9
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just the basics here folks. Honestly if I can't do this for cheaper than a Dell/HP I might just suck it up and sell-out. I know they can crank out cheap PC's on slim margins.
To reach $600.00 after keyboard and mouse you could upgrade the HDD or put in a 4gb ram kit. The above is a good starting point I hope at least. Also someone should double check for mistakes as I didn't really put all that much effort in.