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Old 04-18-2005, 04:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question buying pc online

ok i have 2 questions..first question
sempron or celeron?
and wheres a good site i can get a computer for $500 max??
im not buying..my mom is so i cant go all out with money..plz not newegg their expensive for pc's
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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first, wtf u smoking?, newegg is the cheapest place

second, what will you be doing with this comp?
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thirdly, are you willing to build one? You can save loads if you do.

My vote goes for the sempron, but I always liked them for some strange reason. Either would do the job of general use just as well as the other, so go for the cheapest, unless your Mum does gaming.
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I would look at the Compaq Presarios. They are cheap and they get the job done.

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...rio&catLevel=1
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Yeah is this for gaming or office app's?

A while ago I was thinking Intel was beating out AMD at sempron vs celeron, you may want to check up on that.

And can you build your own PC, as well as newegg is THE CHEPEST
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Yeah is this for gaming or office app's?
I'm assuming that his mom doesn't game TOO much...

edit: the wording isn't clear, I may have misinterpreted.
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i already have the parts for it i just need to get some other stuff..and i dont want sdram anymore and its used to mainly just office work..so im looking at these at the moment

1. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=S458-1014%20A

2.http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...232746&CatId=0

tell me what you think
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I would get the first one because it is a lot easier to work on/clean a regular-sized case as opposed to a shuttle case. Plus you will probably have fewer heat issues.
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How about this one as replacing the shuttle

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1&Sku=N52-1244
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Get the Sempron. It comes fully stocked with everything you need. The Shuttle is too expensive and has the least amount of parts, and though the P4 is nice, it dosnt have all you need.

What parts do you already have?

And have you even checked newegg?
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