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Old 01-08-2010, 04:22 PM   #11
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Well that system will be far from fast-ish. If he wants something fast-ish he need to spend $650-ish US dollars.

Let me see how this works. All of this comes to $658.86

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im glad to see that someone opted to suggest more RAM
1 GB just doesnt cut it any more
and your going to use 64-bit, so dont you need to get 4GB+ ?
if your only going to stop at 2 GB then you can save some $ and get the 32-bit version of W7

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Old 01-11-2010, 03:53 AM   #12
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I dont know, DO i need 4gb+ for 64bit? To be honest i wasnt sure if i did or not.

There isnt much need to have any more than 2gb in reality, in this system, I cant imagine much work or heavy workloads hardly, if ever, So may opt for 32-bit to save some money - ty for the tip.

I can probably get his case / tower and cut $30 off the job, allthough im unaware of the specs, and its about 10 years old.. I guess its probably not going to be feasible to build the computer around the old casing, just to save myself $30 ish..

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Old 01-11-2010, 11:10 PM   #13
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doesnt windows 7 come with both a 64-bit and 32-bit DVD in the same box? you dont need 4GB to have 64-bit. i dont understand why anyone would go with 32-bit nowadays

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