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Old July 27, 2008, 09:39 PM
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Hi guys can i ask if i can build a system with a 500budget? Its not mine though. I think He'll just use it for Surfing the Internet, Watching Video, Typing Documents, Instant Messaging. I mean the basic of the basic LOL. Well im just asking for your suggestions

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Old July 27, 2008, 09:43 PM
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Considering the type of functions he'll be performing on his computer, he should either find something used that isn't too old or head down to a local electronics store(Best Buy/Futureshop) and buy the cheapest thing carry but on the other hand you could probably build a custom low-end rig(a low-end CPU, 1GB ram, a cheap GPU, etc).
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This is definitely possible. You just need to know where to look! Price match everything. I know this is sort of an old article (September 2007) but it will give you an idea of what can be do with such a small amount of money:

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Most definitely doable assuming you don't need a monitor:


That comes to $398.25 using NCIX prices. There's a MIR on the RAM I believe. Also if you price match it'll probably become even less. Leaves you with some money to buy an OS, keyboard/mouse/speakers or whatever else.
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Hi guys can i ask if i can build a system with a 500budget? Its not mine though. I think He'll just use it for Surfing the Internet, Watching Video, Typing Documents, Instant Messaging. I mean the basic of the basic LOL. Well im just asking for your suggestions

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you can do it for under 350.00 shipped,at DC amd x2 cpu are cheap,and will do everything you described
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thanks yes she do have a complete set of peripherals and just want to the base system

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Hey I need to do this in the near future too, I'm looking to see if anyone has any good suggestions on a Motherboard (something that isn't too crappy), and a processor (also the reason for the processor.... like why not something more or less powerful).
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will she be using any parts from her old case, like case, pwr supply, hard drive?
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you can grab a amd 780G mobo with a cheap athlon 64 x2 + 2gb of ddr2 ram, 30$ case, ....
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nope she completely wants a new computer. Is P4 2Ghz enough for simple tasks? She stated that she just watch youtube, use MS Excel and Word, and surfing the net. Thanks guys
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