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Any last thoughts on my budget build

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March 21, 2010 12:59:03 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of the month (March)

BUDGET RANGE: Around $360 including shipping

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet browsing, music, flash games

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, monitor, HDD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS
: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: high quality stuff

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe very slightly if temps are alright, using stock cooling

MONITOR RESOLUTION
: Not used for gaming, so probably just 1024x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Heres the build I've put together: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Building a very basic computer for my sister to replace her Celeron D Dell that she somehow manages infect with every virus imaginable. She really doesnt do anything besides browsing the internet and listen to music, sometimes she downloads crappy little flash games so I think onboard graphics will suffice. I'll be reusing the HDD from her old computer.

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March 21, 2010 2:20:18 PM

Looks like a nice setup for DDR2 RAM - one suggestion would be to consider DDR3 RAM and comparable mobo; but that would drive the cost higher.

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March 21, 2010 2:28:34 PM

If you can squeeze in $18 more this is a lot better.

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March 21, 2010 4:02:59 PM

Alright, I switched the build around. I noticed that I could actually save a few dollars by going with the Corsair 400w with free shipping rather than getting the Earthwatts. I also changed the case because the gigabyte had something like $15 shipping, so I changed it to one with free shipping.

I also changed the mobo and ram to AM3/DDR3 for about $20 more but I think its going to be worth it. I dont really think theres a need for a real great mobo because seriously, all she does is go on facebook and download music. Thanks for the suggestion, anything else is welcome.
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March 21, 2010 4:22:12 PM

Make sure the mobo is gigabyte, asrock, or asus. make sure its not ECS as they are the worst branded motherboard.
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March 21, 2010 4:33:41 PM

actually biostar been coming along greatly since that guy from dfi joined them, there are even some clocking records being posted with biostar boards
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March 21, 2010 4:38:02 PM

Do you think the 1000mhz Hyper Transport on the MSI board would restrict performance any?

Edit: Im not really worried about the 2 DIMM's since shes probably not going to be upgrading anytime soon. As much as I would like to get that one from ASrock, it would put me over my budget which was set at $350 and im already over.
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March 22, 2010 5:24:29 AM

bump for any last comments
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