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Old 08-06-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Budget Computer for my Mom

My mom is looking for a cheap computer that is basically used for the internet and simple stuff. No gaming. About the only extensive stuff this is going to go through is probably downloading music.

She said she wanted to spend 400 dollars MAX not including shipping.

Well I got a little close that.

Here is my build some one want to chisel it up a bit be my guest.

DVDRW- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151188

Cheap HEC Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121004

500GB HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128392

Crucial 4gb 2x2 DDR3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148262

AMD PHENOM II X3 720 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103649

it comes out to 425.


How's this MOBO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157161

I need a MOBO that comes out cheap with onboard video if some one can help me that'd be great. The mobo that I posted up I realized that it doesn't have on board video.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Switch out the RAM for this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298

Get this mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135233
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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I guess you're right no need to get DDR3 ram..
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My mom is looking for a cheap computer that is basically used for the internet and simple stuff. No gaming. About the only extensive stuff this is going to go through is probably downloading music.

She said she wanted to spend 400 dollars MAX not including shipping.

Well I got a little close that.

Here is my build some one want to chisel it up a bit be my guest.

DVDRW- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151188

Cheap HEC Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121004

500GB HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128392

Crucial 4gb 2x2 DDR3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148262

AMD PHENOM II X3 720 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103649

it comes out to 425.


I need a MOBO that comes out cheap with onboard video if some one can help me that'd be great. The mobo that I posted up I realized that it doesn't have on board video.
That rig is a bit of an overkill, then!

I'd have something like:

MSI K9A2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130172

AMD Athlon II X2 240 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103688

2GB Crucial DDR2 RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148097

Coolmaster Elite 330 Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119115

Antec Basiq 430W PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371023

LG DVD-RW Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136167

320GB Seagate Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148469

That comes to $328.99, and should serve your mother well!
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