$500 basic build

Would this make a good basic computer?
The computer monitor will be a 42" LCD TV
Used for internet browsing, watching video(hulu etc)

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Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
$29.99

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LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply - Retail
$34.99

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Seagate Barracuda LP ST3500412AS 500GB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$49.99

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ASRock K10N78M AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$54.99

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POWERCOLOR AX4650 512MD2-LHV2 Radeon HD 4650 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile ... - Retail
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate14-131-180 $54.99

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nMEDIAPC ZE-C68 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader w/ USB Port - Retail
$9.99

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CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model VS4GBKIT800D2 G - Retail
$73.99

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AMD Phenom X3 8250e Toliman 1.9GHz Socket AM2+ 65W Triple-Core Processor Model HD8250ODJ3BGH - OEM
$79.99

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
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  1. You won't need a graphics card so spend the money instead on a better processor

    AMD Athlon II X2 250
    +
    GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3
    Combo Price: $155.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.272119

    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1600 CL8 - $47.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148222

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB - $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    Antec VSK-2000 Black
    +
    Antec Basiq BP430 430W
    Combo Price: $74.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.265961

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA - $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $106.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Grand Total:* $470.93
  2. I guess I am a little confused. I thought that in order to power a 42" screen an additional GC, other than onboard would be needed.
  3. I would get this combo instead; same mobo, .1 GHz less cpu, but $10 cheaper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.272121

    As for the gpu, for watching videos and surfing the net, you should be fine with the onboard. If you decide to try blu-ray at some point, however, you will want a discrete card; this one would do nicely for $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102843
  4. For that money you really can't beat a dell...

    http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/25727

    Processor sucks..but the monitor is worth half the price.
  5. Not only will the graphics and the cpu of build's recommended setup have more power, he will have a faster HDD (unless dell uses samsung, and last time I checked they don't) and more power for upgrades (dell uses the lowest powered psu for their builds). Also, he doesn't need a monitor.
    If he were to change his mind, however, and decide that he would like a monitor, I highly recommend he get a discrete gpu to add to the dell build (the one I linked earlier would work just fine).
  6. Scottk517 said:
    Would this make a good basic computer?
    The computer monitor will be a 42" LCD TV
    Used for internet browsing, watching video(hulu etc)

    quantity of item 1
    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    $29.99

    select item 2 quantity of item 2
    LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply - Retail
    $34.99

    select item 3 quantity of item 3
    Seagate Barracuda LP ST3500412AS 500GB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $49.99

    select item 4 quantity of item 4
    ASRock K10N78M AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    $54.99

    select item 5 quantity of item 5
    POWERCOLOR AX4650 512MD2-LHV2 Radeon HD 4650 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile ... - Retail
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate14-131-180 $54.99

    select item 6 quantity of item 6
    nMEDIAPC ZE-C68 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader w/ USB Port - Retail
    $9.99

    select item 7 quantity of item 7
    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model VS4GBKIT800D2 G - Retail
    $73.99

    select item 8 quantity of item 8
    AMD Phenom X3 8250e Toliman 1.9GHz Socket AM2+ 65W Triple-Core Processor Model HD8250ODJ3BGH - OEM
    $79.99

    select item 9 quantity of item 9
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy

    if you value your money, you'll keep away from nvidia chipset based mb.
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