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August 26, 2010 6:17:52 PM



Tried searching but could not find anything.

I'm looking to build a non-gaming PC for my step-father. The extent of his use is internet explorer and turbotax.

Preferably a cheap motherboard with integrated video, cheap but decent case, etc.

$300-$400

Any help is appreciated. He's using his old monitor, a 15" LCD so the on-board video doesn't have to be great.

Thanks,

Josh

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August 26, 2010 7:59:03 PM
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August 26, 2010 9:22:15 PM

looking for a solid mini tower case .... he has limited desk space.
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August 26, 2010 10:06:27 PM

I would build an Atom D510 system. You can build a complete PC for under $250.
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August 26, 2010 10:09:36 PM

Here is one I just put together for a home server, but it would make a decent low end desktop as well.

Case: Foxconn RS233 Mini ITX
Motherboard: Intel D510MO
Memory: 2GB PQI DDR2 800 DIMM
HDD1: Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM SATA 3.0


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August 27, 2010 2:56:14 AM

$259AR
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August 27, 2010 11:56:13 AM

yes batuchkas build is good
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August 27, 2010 1:50:11 PM

That looks pretty good. I may opt for 4GB though. I seem to notice a big difference just in basic use.

I also gotta buy win7 for him ;/ if only people would convert to ubuntu.
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