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Old 12-06-2004, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trying to build a "budget" PC. Can anyone tell me what they think of this system:

http://secure.newegg.com/app/WishR.asp?ID=1142710


Most of this has been put together from the advice of others. The only thing I'm sure of is my price (would like to keep the system at around $500 and the monitor under $300), that I want an AMD processor, and that I want a 17" LCD monitor. This system will mainly be used for Office activities and web browsing. Maybe some flight sim games but it won't be a gaming machine.

I know very little about memory and am unsure if the one I have selected will work with the mobo and processor. I think someone once told me that you don't want PC3200 memory with a 333 FSB. Is this true?

Thanks for any help!
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That's an excellent computer for the price. the 9600 will handle most sims pretty good.
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