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Old January 26, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Default Cheap build - need help

Hello All,

I have been a lurker here for quite some time and I love this site. I've gotten help for previous builds and you guys are AMAZING. I need help one more time for my sister's build and here is what I need.

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

Mostly, browsing the internet, word processing, kids games, storage of photos and videos

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

The budget is very cheap at around $500 - This does not include the monitor

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.


4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.

I prefer Intel... But I'm not set on anything.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.


6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

Nothing this cheap and recent.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.


8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

Next week

Since this build is so cheap, would it be better to just buy a pre-built system?

Any help is appreciated, thank you!
INTEL Conroe E6700
OCZ 4GB DDR2 PC2-8500 Platinum Revision 2
ATI Radeon 4890
2 x Western Digital Raptor 150GB
ThermalTake TOUGHPOWER 750W (Modular)
Silverstone TJ09 Black w/ window
Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme
Logitech G15
Logitech MX518
Asus 18x SATA w/ Lightscribe
2 x Dell FPW2407 Rev A04

Last edited by Sameer; January 26, 2009 at 12:12 PM.
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