$250-$300 NON-gaming rig

My old lady is constantly hijacking my new Uber-Rig, so I want to build her a PC of her own, so she leaves my Man-Cave alone!

Since she only browses the internet, stores pictures, etc... I don't want to spend a ton of money on her PC.

I think an AMD rig would fit the bill (but I have no experience with AMD).

Does anybody have a hypothetical list I can use as a starting place?

THX
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  1. if its non gaming you are looking for, the cheap prebuilt ones fit the bill better, since it has everything it needs and an OS at a low cost.
  2. I understand about the uber rig, the mancave and the need to get her out. :D

    Please fill out this form.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    do you have any parts already. Keyboard, mouse, Monitor, OS?
    the OS and monitor will chew up have the budget...

    would she go for a netbook?
  3. ^ looniam, you forgot the case :o
  4. jerreddredd said:
    ^ looniam, you forgot the case :o

    could easily be fixed by like combo dealing the hdd with the dvd drive, and using the rest of the money to buy something like the Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fan Mini Atx case. Alternatively, you could just buy a Case with a psu on it, since the build itself will not use the extra power.
  5. Here is a starting point for you.

    Core System

    CASE and PSU (small case and good PSU, I use these for office builds and HTPC builds alot. will hold full size cards to 9.5". the partition plate won't work with the AMD CPU, but you don't need it)
    IN WIN BK623.BN300TBL Black 0.6mm SECC Japanese ECO Steel MicroATX Mini Tower S.F.F Tiny Tower Chassis 300W PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108092
    Item #: N82E16811108092
    $69.99

    RAM
    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394
    Item #: N82E16820231394
    $22.99

    HDD/DVD Combo Deal (very good deal, considering the current HDD prices)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.936991
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136769

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    -------
    $79.98

    CPU and MB Combo Deal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.948077
    AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6410D AD3400OJHXBOX
    Item #: N82E16819106014

    ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157277
    --------
    $99.98
    ----------

    $272.94 plus $9.99 shipping (no gooffy MIR's to deal with)


    Additional items that might be needed:

    Monitor (best deal going on a basic monitor 1600x900 free shipping deal end 5/28 so hurry)
    HANNspree HF Series HF205DPB Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824262020
    Item #: N82E16824262020
    $89.99

    KB/Mouse combo (free Shipping)
    Microsoft Desktop 400 5MH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109232
    Item #: N82E16823109232
    $19.99

    OS
    WIN 7 /64 HOME OEM (Free Shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    $99.99
  6. jerreddredd said:
    ^ looniam, you forgot the case :o

    Quote:

    :kaola:
  7. Anonymous said:

    :lol: thanks for making me laugh. +1^

    the shipping is half the cost of the case. but it is a 'case' and it brings you closer to budget.
  8. jerreddredd said:
    :lol: thanks for making me laugh. +1^

    the shipping is half the cost of the case. but it is a 'case' and it brings you closer to budget.

    it was there between the HD and DVD burner.

    take it easy on me, first AMD build. its easy to throw together a $1,500 intel rig. after seeing a rash of $300 budget requests thought i'd give it a try. first inclination is to tell the OP to "go to dell" or check your local craig's list but, that isn't helping . . .
  9. jerreddredd said:
    Here is a starting point for you.

    +1 The only thing I'd change on that is getting the Crucial memory looniam mentioned - an extra dollar for small heatshields and DDR3-1600. Crucial's a lot better than they used to be in terms of quality, too.

    Also, if you like the sound of getting her a netbook, if she'd prefer something a bit bigger (like a regular notebook) then I'd suggest glancing through the Dell Outlet Store. All the refurbs there are like new (manufacturer refurbs, not sketchy third-parties) and are heavily discounted. I got about $200 off an Inspiron 14R with a mobile i5 from it (bringing the price down to $400).

    Looking right now, it doesn't seem they've got a whole lot of good inventory in on the Inspiron R-series (not very many 7200rpm HDDs), but the stock is always changing. It also looks like they may have bumped their prices a bit.
  10. Anonymous said:
    it was there between the HD and DVD burner.

    take it easy on me, first AMD build. its easy to throw together a $1,500 intel rig. after seeing a rash of $300 budget requests thought i'd give it a try. first inclination is to tell the OP to "go to dell" or check your local craig's list but, that isn't helping . . .


    laughing at the case not you. hey I have forgotten items too. its all good!
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