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October 11, 2010 1:24:49 AM

Ok,

I have mouse moniter keyboard speakers,

I need everything else including operating system which will most likely end up being oem 7

My friend wants this computer for everything a 16 year girl would want a computer for,

Movies internet music and thats it,

Price point under 400 as far as one could go,

2.5 ghz and up would be nice duel core,

The real question is how low can you go....

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October 11, 2010 1:29:10 AM

tedsomango said:
Ok,

I have mouse moniter keyboard speakers,

I need everything else including operating system which will most likely end up being oem 7

My friend wants this computer for everything a 16 year girl would want a computer for,

Movies internet music and thats it,

Price point under 400 as far as one could go,

2.5 ghz and up would be nice duel core,

The real question is how low can you go....




Cpus ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 11, 2010 2:32:41 AM

Well, not sure this is the cheapest computer ever, but she'll love it -- the case is little and it's red :) . Girls love red. Plus, I've actually built this PC (in black) and it kicks serious azz. It is 100% high quality parts from the best manufacturers -- no corners cut.



LIAN LI PC-Q07R Red Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$59.99

Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80571E3300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$51.99

Intel BOXDG41AN LGA 775 Intel G41 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99

Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) CL7 KVR1066D3K2/2GR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$38.99

SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$44.99

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner SATA iHAS124-04
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$16.99

Total: $327.93 w/o tax & shipping

WEI on the CPU was 5.9 and the graphics 4.3. It runs Win7 like a champ. It'll definitely work for internet, music, surfing and even some movies. If HD movies are necessary you can move up to this mobo for $25 more:

Intel BOXDG45FC LGA 775 Intel G45 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$109.99

but then you'll need to go with DDR2 800 memory not the DDR3 above.
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October 11, 2010 6:44:32 PM

Dougie Fresh said:
Well, not sure this is the cheapest computer ever, but she'll love it -- the case is little and it's red :) . Girls love red. Plus, I've actually built this PC (in black) and it kicks serious azz. It is 100% high quality parts from the best manufacturers -- no corners cut.

http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/Q7/pc-q7-20s.jpg

LIAN LI PC-Q07R Red Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$59.99

Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80571E3300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$51.99

Intel BOXDG41AN LGA 775 Intel G41 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99

Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) CL7 KVR1066D3K2/2GR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$38.99

SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$44.99

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner SATA iHAS124-04
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$16.99

Total: $327.93 w/o tax & shipping

WEI on the CPU was 5.9 and the graphics 4.3. It runs Win7 like a champ. It'll definitely work for internet, music, surfing and even some movies. If HD movies are necessary you can move up to this mobo for $25 more:

Intel BOXDG45FC LGA 775 Intel G45 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$109.99

but then you'll need to go with DDR2 800 memory not the DDR3 above.



If i wanted to add a gpu to that how would it change the power supply situation, and how do you tell how many watts are needed in general?
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October 11, 2010 6:47:57 PM

why would you want a gpu?

that would put you over budget if you consider win7.
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October 11, 2010 7:34:20 PM

I guess i would probably want to leave room for upgrading in the future, and not leaving a large enough power supply would hinder this process?
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October 11, 2010 11:40:16 PM

Best answer selected by tedsomango.
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