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    Member eskimochaos's Avatar
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    Need a budget computer advice would be great

    I need to build a computer for under 400$ including tax and shipping. I dont need a monitor, keyboard/mouse, speakers or a CD of Windows Xp. I dont want to buy one, I want to make it.

    I need this computer to access the web and to taxes on (for my dad)
    I will not be playing games on this computer.

    What i need...

    CPU
    Motherboard
    Case
    RAM
    Video card if not built into MOBO
    Power Supply
    CD-ROM drive
    Hard Drive... no bigger than 40gb need a reputable brand though.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    NO MORE THAN 400$ shipped + tax

    NO DELL or EmACHINES either.
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    Mobo: ASRock K8NF4G-SATA2 Socket 754 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 60.99$
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    Mem: G.SKILL 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) 33.25$
    CD-rom: LG Beige 52X CD-ROM IDE CD-ROM Drive Model GCR-8525BB 15.99$
    HD: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 6K040L0 40GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 45.49$
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    Member eskimochaos's Avatar
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    Thanks, how are MSI motherboards? The one I am looking at is 55 dollars at the egg? Are they reliable.

    I chose the same processor as you too.
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    depends on the type of board. what are you going to be doing with this computer? if youre gaming then i suggest either a 6600gt or x700pro. both are around the $100 price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZNBoiOnFIYA
    depends on the type of board. what are you going to be doing with this computer? if youre gaming then i suggest either a 6600gt or x700pro. both are around the $100 price range.
    Quote Originally Posted by eskimochaos
    I need this computer to access the web and to taxes on (for my dad)
    I will not be playing games on this computer.
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    Member AZNBoiOnFIYA's Avatar
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    sorry about that. you should probably go with the setup that flip-mode suggested then except get a larger hdd. you know, you could probably save alot on parts if you just bought a cheap socket a cpu and mobo. the cpu's could be found pretty cheap on the FS/FT part of this forum.
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    Flip-mode posted an excellent list of parts that I'd agree would be suitable for you. Add in the Fortron 400w Blue Storm (very nicely priced) and I'd say your set. There is another much lower priced PSU that should be just as good, but I can't access newegg.com (their site is down.... )



    Quote Originally Posted by eskimochaos
    Thanks, how are MSI motherboards? The one I am looking at is 55 dollars at the egg? Are they reliable.

    I chose the same processor as you too.
    MSI isn't excellent @ times, so I'd say stay away from them. The motherboard Flip-mode listed is a great choice (and excellently priced w/ it's well performing on-board graphics)
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