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$500 basic build

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October 31, 2009 6:04:53 PM

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

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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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November 1, 2009 12:48:48 AM

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?Ite...

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1600 CL8 - $47.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $106.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total:* $470.93
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November 1, 2009 1:00:51 AM

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.
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November 1, 2009 1:46:22 AM

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).
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November 1, 2009 4:31:04 AM

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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