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Old 12-08-05, 11:45 AM Thread Starter   #1
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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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Old 12-08-05, 12:29 PM   #2
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Old 12-08-05, 04:02 PM Thread Starter   #3
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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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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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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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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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Old 12-08-05, 08:23 PM   #7
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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.... )



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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.
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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