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Old 09-12-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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Hey, my friend wanted to me to price out a new computer for him, but I don't have time to look hard myself until probably later this weekend. So I was wondering if I could get some suggestions from you guys first. He asked for me to keep the build around $500. It can go slightly over if it has to. He doesn't need a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, or OS. As for what he is going to be using it for, he doesn't expect to be able to play the latest games on it but would still like to play some games. It is for a college student so there will be a lot of word processing, surfing, etc.. done on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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500 bucks?
honestly tell him to save up 300 more would be so much better but for that price....
case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147074
20 bucks

psu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182030
70 bucks

mb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121099
103 bucks

cpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115014
125 bucks

ram -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034
65bucks

hd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075
50

dvd drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151153
35 bucks

gpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130075
65 bucks

cpu cooling - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134
20 bucks

over clock that intel core 2 duo way way up with the cooler
mother bored supports next intel quad cores
lots of ram
7600 geforce can play any game right now on the market
2g of ram = awesome for vista

all = 553 bucks
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That looks like a fine budget build esa but maybe you should suggest a slightly larger hard drive since he is a college student. You know he's going to have lots of document files and most likely a pile of music.
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i think hill be fine... plus im sure hes got an external or an old one lieing around from old computers to use
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Thanks so far. I dont plan on overclocking this for him or anything so the more stock power the better.
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dude for that price im amazed i could find somthing that good
any way the mother bored can support all nextgen and current cpus gpus and up to 8g of ram
so upgrading isnt that big of a deal
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dude for that price im amazed i could find somthing that good
any way the mother bored can support all nextgen and current cpus gpus and up to 8g of ram
so upgrading isnt that big of a deal
get an XFX 7600GT. theyre pretty cheap and very powerful (DX9)
itll run all ur current games perfectly

later on, upgrade to something better - if u want
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:27 PM   #8
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He ccan have a budget board like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6813138056Only 50 and it is really a good board.
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Shave 40$ off the PSU and go for this. As long as he doesn't plan on sli'ing (doubt he knows what that even means), it will be fine. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339001
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