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March 17, 2010 1:45:24 AM

I am building a new pc for a family member and would like a second opinion before i buy it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 2 days
BUDGET RANGE :$400

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: internet, music, movies

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 maybe 1920x1080 in the future

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like it to be quiet

COOLER MASTER Elite 341 RC-341C-KKN1-GP Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case

seagate 7200.12 500gb hard drive

ASUS M4N68T-M AM3 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

antec earthwatts green 380w psu

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor

More about : 400

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March 17, 2010 2:10:05 AM
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That's not a very good build.

No gaming will be done on this PC? $410 after MIR so your $10 over.

March 17, 2010 2:34:36 AM

It will not be used for gaming.
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March 17, 2010 3:24:01 AM

+1 for best answer on whitefang
March 17, 2010 3:34:06 AM
March 17, 2010 3:52:31 AM

It seems as if you are going more for dowloading music and movies hence the 500gb hard drive which is almost as expensive as the cpu and more than the board. You may not want to skimp as much on the board. No PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot which is where all vid cards are now. It may get bogged down with some of your movies anyway since you are only going with onboard video. Im building a "multi-use entertainment" rig now and am finding out all of the sweet spots not to skimp on. For $400 you can go buy a better assembled rig, although the budget is tight get the most bang for your buck or your relative's buck because with that system you will be ready to upgrade in six months max.
March 17, 2010 4:12:01 AM

Best answer selected by sg72.
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