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Old 12-27-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
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Hey, whats the best computer I could build for under $650? I would like decent graphics, and dual-core.

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Old 12-27-2006, 10:02 PM   #2
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Do you already have a monitor or not?
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:26 PM   #3
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Oh, well its a friend again, but I think he does. But he will need an OS with it. XP will be fine.
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Brand loyalties? Peripherals? Monitors? Keyboard/mice? Speakers?
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:58 PM   #5
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monitor no, speakers no, ketboard and mouse yes. Um, he wants AMD live, but I think the core 2 duo would be better. Myself, I'm an Nvidia fan, but its not going to be my computer, so if ATI has better bang for your buck, than that would be better.
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:13 PM   #6
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How about this build?

BIOSTAR 945P-A7A (8.0) Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138034

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227077

eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106
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Looks, ok, but doesnt it totalup to be less than $550 casue theres no periferals. not a fancy keyboard or mouse.
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wow i didn't know that graphics card was that cheep!
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Wow...that's a pretty good setup...
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thats a nice setup, I uped my mobo, HD, Case, and doubled the memory...and still spend less than a thousand..so yeah. Get XP home for like 80 bucks or so, spend 20-30 on a set of creative 2.1 speakers. Monitor...well thats more money but you can pick up a dell/hp 17" crt for like 40 bucks off ebay...
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