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Old 05-08-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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So my father asked me if I can build him 3-4 computers for work for about $200 each. I told him that I would need to do some research, and here I am

PC will be used for Browsing and basic windows games like solitary...etc. Also for transferring photos from cam to pc and vice versa.

NewEgg is my primary source, if anyone have time to help me with the build I would appreciate it.

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Brb, i have a $200 build in my newegg wish lists. Are you okay with single core, or do they need to be dual?

Well here is what I got. Replacing that PSU might be a good idea, but I do not see it being an issue when under such low load

Sempron 140 $33
zotac gf6100-e-e $45
g.skill extreme 1GB DDR2 $26.50
7200.12 160Gb $38
Rosewill RS-MI-01 $50
cheapola DVD burner $25

total cost comes to $217.50, but you couls shave some off by going with mATX stuff. All my other budget builds were completely out of date.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153120
That's the cheapest board I could find.

Here's a case with PSU for $30:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144117
Be careful, these PSUs could last long, might not last long.
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You might do better looking for off lease systems. Tigerdirect has quite a few of them.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153120
That's the cheapest board I could find.
No AM3 support.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:48 PM   #5
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I doubt they'd need AM3 for that such usage.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:56 PM   #6
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Good luck finding an AM2 CPU...

The sempron will simply not work on that board.
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are you going to use windows or linux? im guessing its going to be linux
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As someone mentioned, I would be using Windows, and since these PC's will be placed in an organization, me having to install "non legal" versions of OS on them would not be a good idea. Someone recomended me this thing,

Acer Aspire Revo AR1600-U910H Intel Atom 230(1.6GHz) 1GB DDR2 160GB NVIDIA ION LE graphics Windows XP Home
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...91137&SID=194a

What you guys think?
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Atom = fail, but it would work.

Get some off lease P4 systems from tigerdirect.
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