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New Build, Budget PC

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December 9, 2010 6:16:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow

Budget Range: No real budget, but I suppose around $500, but cheaper is better

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the web, checking email

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.directcanada.com, newegg.com, ncix.com, www.tigerdirect.ca, whichever's cheapest

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type No preference

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Unknown

Additional Comments: Building a Pc for my grandfather, who uses his computer atm for vary basic functions, want something suitable to run Windows 7, doesn't need to be expensive

Thanks in advance

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December 9, 2010 8:22:02 PM

Hey there check out the build at http://newbcomputerbuild.com/computer-builds/gaming-bui...

Its around $400, but you could use it for basic function with either an even lower end graphics card, or using the integrated graphics on the motherboard since I doubt your grandpa does any gaming? It will run Windows 7 easily. If you need nay help just ask
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December 9, 2010 8:46:12 PM

Here is a great Grandpa machine for $519, including shipping. Features include a triple core cpu for future proofing, integrated HDMI on the motherboard so he can hook his pc up to the new tv that you get him next year, and a 500 GB hard drive so he can store all those family pictures:

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD for $65

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz for $81

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB for $56

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB for $76

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R for $25

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for $99

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming for $60

Antec Basiq BP500U 500W for $59

Note that this build is very similar to Bloodymoth's. The graphics are a bit less, hard drive is better. His does not include the Windows Operating System, and not sure if shipping is considered in the $400 price.
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