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February 10, 2010 2:00:50 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today 02-10-2010 if possible

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Office,Word,Spreadsheet,Surf the web-

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe CROSSFIRE: Maybe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Already have an old OS (win xp home) I haven't opened for 8yrs. This is a new pc for my Mom who insists that her gateway from like 20yrs ago is fine (it is really horrible-512mb of ram and a 60gb hard drive,not to mention how many programs she is unable to run on this dinosaur) it's a present.




GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9DHX $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache
Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $160.99

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - $25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready
80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total = $686.93 + s/h
February 10, 2010 2:09:17 PM

CPU/Mobo: Overkill. Here's a combo with a cheaper board: X4620 and Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD2H for $174.
RAM: Switch to these cheaper sticks. She won't notice any difference. Patriot Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $97
HDD/PSU: Caviar Green's aren't very good for boot drives. That PSU is overkill for what you're building. Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB and Corsair 450W $107 after rebate
Case: Also overkill. Antec 200 for $40. Or if she really wants the LEDs, Antec 300 Illusion for $50 after rebate.

Total: $444 (Antec 200) or $454 (Antec 300 Illusion).
February 10, 2010 2:12:24 PM

That sure is an expensive office computer. You could easily shave about $200 off the build.

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $176.98 (CPU + motherboard combo)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $96.98 - $12.00 MIR (Case + PSU combo)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99

LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99

Total - $468.93 - $12 MIR

I would spend some of the money saved to upgrade to Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $104.99
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February 10, 2010 2:20:51 PM

Your both right MadAdmiral & shortstuff_mt ! I am also thinking about down the road (I know its kinda lame but after she passes away) I can always pass this on to one of her grand kids without too much worry about rebuilding it again down the road
February 10, 2010 4:23:46 PM

ok Now I am going to switch this over to a gaming build and repost for a Business pc. Thanks for everyone s help
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