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$250 build

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January 10, 2011 1:26:33 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range: $250 after rebate


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet/possibility for light gaming (flash games?/other low quality), youtube, facebook, etc.


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, possibly an old 350watt PSU from a dell Q6600 desktop http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/the-6050/Dell-Vostro-420-Power/Detail


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/tigerdirect/etc.


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: Best bang for the buck


Overclocking:Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Additional Comments: This is for my girlfriend's little brothers who are 15 and 13 years old. I had given them an old PC of mine, but it's finally starting to give out and was never that good to begin with. They had mentioned something about light gaming as a possibility when I had first given them my old PC... but that would kind of be a just a nice bonus if possible for this low of a budget. I'm surprising them with this PC and realize that I wont get anything too fancy for $250... but hey, they're just kids and mostly will need it for basic internet browsing (facebook, youtube, etc.).

Thanks for any suggestions!

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January 10, 2011 4:32:52 AM

Here is a build -
X2 245 + Biostar 880G
- The onboard 880G would suffice to play less demanding games at low resolutions and lower settings,..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

PSU - If it is working fine, then it would suffice for a setup without discrete card, but when adding 1, would recommend changing it to a better one,...

HDD -
Samsung F4 320GB
http://www.chiefvalue.com/product/productdetails.aspx?s...

DVD
Free shipping with promo code EMCKJKD32, ends 1/12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$211
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Anonymous
January 10, 2011 8:33:29 AM

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Rendition by Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model RM25664AA800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal 262$
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January 10, 2011 9:07:58 AM

^ The board is a DDR2, so you have to choose DDR2 and not DDR3,...
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Anonymous
January 10, 2011 10:23:55 AM

thnx gkay09 for the info
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