I'm looking to replace My GF's old EMachines computer (Its an Athlon 64!) with one a bit more modern that can do what she needs: Web browsing, Anime torrents, flash games, and free MMOs (especially LOTRO, D&DO, and a variety of Korean freebies) -- I'm trying to actually stay close to $350, if possible.. I think I have it (a $350 PC), but I'd like other opinions. This is a PC that will be built alongside replacing the one in my signature.
As usual, the template:
Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-late March.
Budget Range: $300-400, $350 as an ideal
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web, Flash games, media, and MMO games at medium settings
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon, pricewatch
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: I want to avoid bottom-tier equipment (Biostar, Foxconn, Jetway)
Overclocking: Maybe a light overclock of CPU, but only with the stock cooler.
SLI or Crossfire: No. Single GPU only -- this is a bargain basement build.
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900, may eventually shift to a 1650x1080
Additional Comments: its a low-budget exercise, so try to remember that.
PowerColor AX4830 512MD3 Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card: $59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its old (3 generations old now) and Direct X 10 only, but should handle the MMOs with little difficulty at 1440x900, but this is my weakest point, I think. If anyone has a better suggestion, let me know.