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Is this worth the money?

Last response: in Systems
September 14, 2010 9:40:39 AM

My 10 year old computer is on its last is dying, slowly but surely..
So, a new computer is in order.

I have been contemplating building one myself, but i found this set up and it seems to cover most of what i want.

Here's the specs:
Athlon 2 X4 640 cpu
Asus m4 a88td-v evo motherboard
2Gb of 1333Mhz ram
500Gb hard disk
500w PSU (No name brand)
19" monitor

All in all around 600us$

As you most likely have noticed, there's no video card...not sure if I should get one or not?
It's meant for the internet, mail and stuff like that..

Also, i haven't selected an OS in Japan, by default if you choose to get an OS installed, it's the Japanese version.
You can get an English Version over here but it's 300us$ :ouch: 

So, looking at the specs, what do you pros think?
Is there something that should be changed or upgraded?

Any advise is greatly appreciated

Tokyo, Japan

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September 14, 2010 11:15:01 AM

should be ok, except the no-name brand PSU. for your build you won't need 500W, so see if you can get the Sea Sonic 300 or 350W supply. It's a high quality supply

If its just for browsing, the onboard video will be just fine. You might even do better with a Linux distro.
you might want to up to 4 gb, but its not NEEDED for just web browsing and light office work