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Buget Pc $300-400

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December 27, 2009 11:54:15 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next day or two BUDGET RANGE: $300-400 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet browsing and stock trading

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Already have all the peripherals including the OS so the only thing needed is the physical PC

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Best available for the price

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Semi-low. Its for my dad and he as trouble reading the small font at higher resolutions.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Thanks in advance for the help!

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December 27, 2009 1:25:58 PM
December 27, 2009 1:30:09 PM

No offense amantonas, but the list you gave him does not include a motherboard. And he doesn't need a $65 graphics card for browsing the internet and trading stocks. He didn't mention gaming of any kind.
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December 27, 2009 2:31:12 PM

James, what OS will you be using on this system?

You can safely skip the graphics card and go with the built-in one on a 785g or 790gx motherboard.

Budget permitting, get a motherboard that supports DDR3 and has dedicated graphics memory.

This list may be a good place to start:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-785g-motherboar...

>> I think you may want to choose an mATX-version of the ASRock or the Asus, or the MSI at the bottom of the list. That'll cost you about 95 USD.



This board is similar to those, but uses DDR2:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

>> That may be significantly cheaper for you, although you sacrifice some of the upgradeability.



These case/processor combo deals may also be interesting to you:

http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreI...



Alternatively you might want to look at these case/psu combos:

http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreI...

Unfortunately I can't attest to the quality of the cases or of the PSUs :) 
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December 27, 2009 4:23:30 PM

Here is a build I came up with

CPU/Mobo

1. ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO: $94.99

2. AMD ADX245OCGQBOX: $62.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case/PS

1. Antec NEO ECO 400C: $44.99

2. Antec Two Hundred: $39.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram
G.SKILL 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dvd
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is 342.90 so if you wanted to you could upgrade to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... and it would make the total 388.89
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