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Old 12-03-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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Can someone please help me gather together parts with a budget of $500? No monitor and this is a computer for my uncle in Taiwan so it does not have to be top of the line obviousely.

No monitor + no power supply. I already have a windows xp home edition os but I already activated it, can I use that cd again?

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Old 12-03-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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Yes you can use the OS again. Answer these questions:

AMD or Intel or not bothered?
What socket or not bothered?
PCI-E or AGP or not bothered?

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Old 12-03-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
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I already activated it, can I use that cd again?

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No, you can not. Unless someone wants to correct me.
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:53 PM   #4
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if its just a workstation type computer (IE: internet usage - email - wordprocessing - pictures - etc.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104231 - AMD sempron 3400 Palermo - $125 ((edit : I wrote 3000 and its 3400) and its socket 754 like the mobo thought I made a mistake.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130494 - MSI K8M800 mobo, socket 754, onboard video, onboard lan - $55

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223030 - Rosewill 2x512 = 1gb of pc 3200 ddr 400 ram - $71.50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148039 - 120GB Seagate Barracuda sata hard drive - $86.50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129152 - Antec SLK3000-black (no psu pre your post) - $49

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136071 - LG dvdrom, cdrom, dvd burner, cd burner - 37.99

get a few fans to go in the case

$424.99 Plus Shipping

If u wanted to play some games just add an agp video card.. wouldn't be able to play high end, put you could play some. Let me know what u end up doing. If anyone sees any problems with the rig let me know.. did it in like 4 minutes. I could of made a mistake.
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No, you can not. Unless someone wants to correct me.
It is against microsofts terms of agreement to use a key that is meant for one computer on another. It is possible but not legal. I suggest purchasing a copy of xp home oem, its only like $85 more, and your key will be yours and his, his.
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XP Home can be installed on a maximum of 4 PCs. XP Professional can be installed on as many PCs as you want. Which is why businesses use Professional.
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no it can be registered 4 times before you have to call them to reset the key or get a new one. the terms of agreement states it is used per barebone system IE cpu, mobo, ram. I repair/build computer for a living and the company I work for is partnered with microsoft.

The maximum of 4pc you are refering to is the amount of cpus windows xp can support with one key. Meaning there are mobos out there that can handle 4 cpus and if there are more than that you have to have purchase more than 1 key.
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and btw the only way professional can be put on as many pcs as possible is if you have an academic key or corparate key (sp) if you go buy a copy of profession out of the store, you can not put it on as many machines as you want. In order to get an academic key or corparate key you have to get it directly from microsoft.
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It can be installed on more PCs than Home. I'll get a link
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:46 PM   #10
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Theres alot of wuzzies on here. Yes you can install that same windows CD on your Uncles computer. Only problem is if he ever runs into trouble and needs the OG cd he wont have it.
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