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June 23, 2010 1:29:16 AM

BUDGET: $500 - 700 before rebates.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Wife's Computer mostly mutitasking, websurfing, flash games, photoshop, music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Peripherals and software.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:United States

PARTS PREFERENCES:
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635
Motherboard:GA-880GA-UD3H (need something with integrated graphics
USB3.0 and ESATA a must)
RAM: I saw a combo on newegg with GEIL wasnt sure if they are any good.

I will need a Harddrive,DVD Burner, CASE, PSU.

GPU: Was just going to count on the integrated graphics of motherboard


OVERCLOCKING: Not Necessary
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe a video card down the road.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Up to 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Plan on upgrading later on.

Any help with combo's and rebates would be greatly appreciated.

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June 23, 2010 2:09:01 AM

DVD burner is no big deal, unless you watch a ton of DVDs on it or burn a great deal.

This case combo is great, Antec 300 + EA-380D PSU (Delta built, solid enough for this).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Sounds like you only need a smaller drive. The Samsung F3 Spinpoint is fairly quick and inexpensive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or double the space for just 15 bucks more:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 23, 2010 2:21:02 AM

+1 samsung f3 500gb
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June 23, 2010 7:02:53 AM

$437AR
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June 23, 2010 7:34:35 AM

batuchka's build is perfect

or save a few bucks and go with the processor you wanted. honestly for your the usage stated it would be all you would ever need
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June 23, 2010 3:39:30 PM

If your wife doesn't care for a "gamer" case such as those in Proximon's and Batuchka's otherwise excellent suggestions, one slightly pricier alternative is the very quiet Antec Sonata III 500 that comes with the older Seasonic-built Earthwatts 500 PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This PSU has been reviewed favorably by every site I've seen that does competent technical reviews. It's a heavy case though (part of what makes it quiet). Let us know what preferences she may have.

Edit: ROFL...oops, Seasonic...
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June 23, 2010 5:05:33 PM

Thanks, I think batucka's build is great I was thinking of just using this same build for my computer and adding a GPU onto it for some gaming. Any Suggestions there?
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June 23, 2010 5:06:32 PM

Depending on resolution anywhere from a GTS 250 - HD 5850?
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June 23, 2010 8:52:26 PM

Onus said:
If your wife doesn't care for a "gamer" case such as those in Proximon's and Batuchka's otherwise excellent suggestions, one slightly pricier alternative is the very quiet Antec Sonata III 500 that comes with the older Seagate-built Earthwatts 500 PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This PSU has been reviewed favorably by every site I've seen that does competent technical reviews. It's a heavy case though (part of what makes it quiet). Let us know what preferences she may have.

seagate? didnt know they made power supplies :) 
if they do lets hope they arent as bad...
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June 23, 2010 8:57:42 PM

Fixed!
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June 23, 2010 9:06:47 PM

LOL thats what i thought :p 
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June 23, 2010 10:14:29 PM

Hmmm, perhaps today was my day to be the drone. Hope it doesn't last...
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June 24, 2010 1:34:49 AM

the sad thing was i just went a long with it. And was like Yeah seagate maeks great power supplies.
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June 24, 2010 1:57:24 AM

Ok then, well at least people knew I meant Seasonic. You must have just caught a whiff of my brain fart :whistle:  .
Let's just say, regardless of who the OEM is, Antec doesn't sell junk. Even the 430W Basiq was "mediocre" rather than "bad."
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June 26, 2010 4:12:48 AM

Best answer selected by bucmoe.
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