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Old September 16, 2008, 05:49 PM
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hi, i need to build a new computer for my sister in university, she only needs word and surfing the net and some 1080p video play backs. so heres what i put together.

Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H $81 or the ECS A780GM for $69 :help:
CPU not sure, a $70 ones or lower, any suggestion? :help:
Ram will be OCZ pc2-6400 i already have $20
2 x WD640 harddrive $150
Case maybe the Antec NSK3480 or the Asus TM-B11 but i do need something small like these ones.:help:
(i am searching for case with no PSU for $40-$50. and with PSU $60-80) if case with no PSU will pull the PSU from my sonta III.:help:
window XP from old P4 computer.

any advice about the parts would be great !



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Old September 16, 2008, 07:17 PM
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you can most likely get a 5000+ BE for 70,very easy to OC ,but add another 20-30 for hsf..or a retail boxed 4400+ / 4800+ for about the same hsf included.
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Old September 16, 2008, 08:24 PM
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Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 $95
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 640GB X 2 = $200
Palit GeForce 9800GT $140

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 $60
Coolermaster Extreme Power 500W $ 48
ASUS P5GC-MX $64
Thermaltake Lanbox Lite mATX Black Modular Case $87
Total $694 plus OS

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ $82 (steal)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 640GB X 2 = $200
Palit GeForce 9800GT $140

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 $60
Coolermaster Extreme Power 500W $ 48
ASUS M2A-VM mATX AM2 AMD 690G $69
Thermaltake Lanbox Lite mATX Black Modular Case $87
Total $686 plus OS


I know it is a little over your specs but it would be a solid little box. The only thing I can think of otherwise is to get the ATI 4670 when it comes out or a 9600 instead of the 9800gt that would save a couple bucks and be more then enough however with the little price diff the 9800GT is a steal. You can get a cheaper processor but you really start scraping the bottom of the barrel below $80
unless you get the 5000+ Black edition (but given its for you sister its likely she would use the unlocked multiplier).
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