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Old 12-17-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Looking for a dual core computer. I am not a gamer so no need for anything extreme. I am looking to spend around $300. If you guys know of any please let me know.

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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$300 is low. You will have to go with an AMD build. Are you familiar with computers?
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How much more are we talking for say an intel? In some ways familiar with computers.
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If you're looking at a prebuilt system, Cyberpower has a nice setup for $339: Athlon AM2 Dual Core Custom Build Configurator
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:40 PM   #5
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AR, I haven't heard anything good about athlon. Are they any good?
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:48 PM   #6
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You haven't heard anything good about AMD Athlons or Cyberpower?

Cyberpower has a good rating here: Resellerratings.com - CyberPower
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that case is HOT!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:56 PM   #8
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Just athlon in general. Well, that is what someone told me today at circuit city so i quess i should not say that. The P4 that I have now is single core. How much faster will the one you suggested will that be compared to mine?

The reason I am wondering is I think the mobo on mine is shot cause yesterday the power in one of my rooms in which my computers are in and when I was on it i heard a zap so I believe I had a power spike. I then tried to use my computer again but I couldn't get access to the net so i went out and bought another NIC card but that wouldn't work either. What would you guess the problem to be? I tried the updated drivers from the net but had the same results.

If it is my mobo, the guy at Circuit city said a new one would cost about $175 so for that price I would be better off buying a whole new computer.

your thoughts, please?

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Intel seems to have a significant advantage in terms of power/price range. It's too bad because AMD was rightly underrated in the past with their older series but seem to have lost their game.

Anyway, if you're looking to build a $300 system, is this from scratch, or do you have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse? Can you use an old case or any other parts? If no, $300 will be pretty tight, but I think doable. I'll go check, unless you're looking to get a preconfigured one from a supplier.
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Wow, that is a pretty nice setup for $339. I love the case. The speakers that come with it, aren't that bad.
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