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Old 04-26-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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My gf sister need a computer. She basically is gonna use it to surf the web, store picture, pretty basic stuff, no gaming. I have spare parts but no enough not enough for either an amd build or intel...

Here is what i have:
intel parts

mobo: asus P5Qpro
CPU: Q6600, although I'm not sure I want to part with it
VCard:forgot but will edit as soon as I get home
Ram: no ram

Amd parts
mobo: no mobo
ram: 3gb
CPU: athlon xp 2600+
vCard: no vCard.

I have a case, HD, Mouse, keyboard and monitor, for either system. Hopefully I didn't forget anything. ,i know the quad is more powerful but since she is not going to be using it for anything to intense, So my question what is the best bang for buck I could get, trying to go for price/performance thanks in advance.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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The AMD would be the way to go price wise, but you would have to find a socket A motherboard on eBay as they no longer make them. You really don't want to spend a whole lot of money on your girlfriend's sister just yet.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:15 AM   #3
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Any Recommendation on a motherboard

oh btw she is actually my FiancÚ just a habit calling her My gf....but thanks for the advice..
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Well slap my ass and call me Charlie! I found a socket A board at Geeks.com: Asus A7V8X-LA VIA KM400A Socket A mATX Motherboard
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:34 AM   #5
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Wow $24 I might order it tonight.... Thanks AR your always helpful
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