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Old 09-23-2007, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to build a computer for a friend..their budget is about $250 to $300.

They don't do much online. Their main uses are:
Word Processing
Scanning/Simple Image Editing
Playing Online Poker
Burning DVDs

They don't need anything too expensive but better then what they have now (1.8 Athlon XP 2200+, 736 MB RAM, etc.)

What would be a good build for them?

Note:
They do not need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, speakers, etc. Just the box.
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god... it's sad that that build is better than mine and mine costed 1200$ when i bought it.

go with his build.
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god... it's sad that that build is better than mine and mine costed 1200$ when i bought it.

go with his build.
What?!!....Must be a Dell.
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if you buy my processor and and mobo

AM2 3800x2 and a ECS 4M-A, i'll sell it for 75 shipped! how's that sound to ya! though it has no onboard graphics :-x

and for 110... you can get it with my x-fi shipped too.. though the x-fi does not work with that board for some reason... but you can keep it yourself! lol
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maybe he should go with a cooler master 5...
i didnt like the cooler master 534 very much thats why im returning it.
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