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a b B Homebuilt system
February 1, 2010 1:50:18 AM

Budget: No more then 550

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 to 2 weeks

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: School work, surfing the internet, FaceBook, PoGo, MS Office, Itunes, Photoshop

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com,

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: Dont madder

OVERCLOCKING: no SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, < i think its a 19"

OK so i need a little help with a cheep system for my Niece, This is what i had in mind, but don't know if i should go with a dual core or this Quad Core and if i should put a add in GPU the mobo has a ATI 4200 ( she likes to play around with her girlfriends Pics that's all Photoshop is used for.

Opened to any changes as long as it stays with in the 550 Budget

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $6.99
• 2 year: $11.99
$24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill FB-02 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with 1x 80mm Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16811147116
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$24.99
$19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371023
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$59.95
$39.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145184
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$88.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


• AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103706
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
• GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128394
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$180.98
$155.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $489.88


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a b B Homebuilt system
February 1, 2010 2:54:18 AM

You may wanna go with the x4 630 that should drop to $100 soon. For a workload like that, ATI's integrated are more than enough. They are far more powerful than anyone else's integrated. They are even capable of some light gaming. One of the faster dual cores or the athlon ii tri-cores are good options too. (I use a triple core in my gaming computer.)

You may want to go with DDR3, but I suppose that depends on if it's likely to be upgraded before AM3 is over (which will be at least a year or two)
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 1, 2010 3:35:12 AM

If i make a few changes it comes out to 527




G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231189
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

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

$108.99

select item 5 quantity of item 5


AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX630WFGIBOX

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX630WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103704
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$108.99

select item 6 quantity of item 6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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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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ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131406
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

So same ATI graphics 4200 onboard DDR3 and the 2.8 quad core so 37 more not bad What do you think
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 1, 2010 3:49:23 AM

I don't know the relative prices, but boards with HD 3300 graphics perform better than that.

Sounds good to me. Too bad none of these athlon ii's were out when I bought my phenom ii x3 720.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 1, 2010 11:40:48 PM

anyone else have any input on this build ?

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2010 12:16:14 AM

Best answer selected by niklas_13.
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