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January 8, 2010 11:56:10 PM

I don't have much information about what I need other then I have a 300-400$ budget, this is for my brother and he just lost his job but needs a computer for general use, microsoft office, surfing the internet and thats it. I wanted to just get him some kind of dual core amd system because they arent expensive.. I know hardware is very cheap right now but I want to make sure I get the right parts that wont break down any time soon. Can someone help me find something really cheap? Thanks. if I did something wrong in this post i'm sorry.

he just needs a pc with no monitor, something I might be able to throw a few upgrades in to it so in the future it wont be too slow to do general stuff. Mabey start with 2 gigs of memory. I just don't know where to go for the best prices..

thank you

(I am new at building computers, I know how to do everything but I just wanted to make sure that the parts are compatible and are easy to work with, where I wont have to spend forever trying to get things to work..)


I would like to have this system within the next week, he has a 17 ' lcd at 1280x1024, I don't care what brand as long as its durable, I dont need a keyboard and mouse,

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January 9, 2010 3:19:49 PM

it seems like it would be better and smarter to build one doesnt it?
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January 9, 2010 3:37:05 PM

does this list look good? I can provide him a amd X2 4000+ and a radeon 2400HD, the rest of there parts are like 200$

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


do you think that all of this will work out alright?
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January 10, 2010 2:22:40 PM

Yes, it will work alright. You might wanna include a dvd burner/reader for installing os. Do you have any OS?
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