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Old January 4, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Assuming they have no ties to Windows, I'd say put Ubuntu on there instead. It can look pretty flashy and won't get bogged down with the majority of possible malware out there these days.

Here's my thoughts: - Buy AMD Athlon II X3 445 Triple Core Processor AM3 3.1GHZ 1.5MB L2 Cache 95W Retail Box - ADX445WFGMBOX In Canada. - Buy Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H AMD880G mATX AM3 DDR3 1PCIE CrossFireX Video Sound GBLAN HDMI Motherboard - GA-880GM-D2H In Canada. - Buy Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit - CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 In Canada. - Buy Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty* - ST3500418AS In Canada. - Buy Antec NSK3480 New Solution mATX Mid Tower Case 2X5.25 1X3.5 380W Black Front USB Sound & Firewire - NSK3480 In Canada.

Roughly $335. Maybe can save a few dollars from price matching as well.

I'd personally avoid using a Green drive for the OS. If you want a fast computer, you don't put a Green HDD in there unless it's purely for storage.
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