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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Nissan101, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Nissan101

    Nissan101 Regular member

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    my friend asked me to build him a computer he wants it to be like the cheapest you can buy, he mainly wants it for internet, watching movies and playing games like call of duty 2

    can anyone help me find some ok parts for him

    thnx
     
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    um how much 500bucks or so? we need a budget to know what to look 4
     
  3. Nissan101

    Nissan101 Regular member

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    well, i would say around 300-450
     
  4. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    at that point, the only way you'll be able to build it would be to really just use subpar or cheap used parts. he's better off buying a prebuilt anywhere below about $600, in my opinion.
     
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  5. elokito

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    core 2 duo 1.86 187usd

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005

    intel core 2 duo board 87usd

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121047

    athena 520 watt power supply 60usd

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817148008

    corsair 1gb ddr2 533 75 usd

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145526

    so far its 409 usd now the video card (and thats VERY GOOD considering it has a core 2 duo)

    a nvidia 7600gs 512mb 130 usd

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131019

    total=539 and u could play on high new games
     
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  6. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    if he wants something decent he will just have to pay for it.
    $400 is not going to get you a good gaming system.
    But Dell does have some systems that MAY work for around $600.
    Building a good system cost me about $1000 and that is not even including the speakers, monitor, hard drives and optical drives which i pulled from my old system.
    a good graphics card alone is about $150
    good RAM is about that as well for 1GB

    I would say the lowest system he will be able to get away with is around $600 with a decent grapgics card, RAM, motherboard, case and decent processor.
     
  7. Nissan101

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    what would be the best processor below the core 2 duo?

    something around 100- 150
     
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    below that too, what would be best before all of them core 2 duos popped up, maybe the pentium D?
     
  10. elokito

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    well yeah but dude for 25 bucks more! u could get a core 2 duo and the performance increase is ALOT
     
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    yea i agree. if thats all he cares about then theres really no point in getting a custom built one. i dont care for dell but a $300-$400 dell will do just fine for that.
     

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