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Old 02-05-2009, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what is a good computer i could build with 500ish bucks, mainly multi tasking, not really gaming and if so not hardcore..

best i could get with 500? with monitor or no monitor
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Need OS, keyboard and mouse? Or just the parts with and without a monitor?

With a monitor, OS, keyboard and mouse, you'll be pushing it to get all you want, but if you have an OS and monitor already, you could get a very good build for these needs.
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dont need, os, keyboard, mosue or moniter atm.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Mobo:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

CPU:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

RAM:
Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

HDD:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

PSU:
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS420X 420W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Case:
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

I figure since you're not into gaming all that much, you could use the onboard video from the mobo. Or add in a cheap vid card later.

Note that everything has free shipping and comes to $484.91 after mail in rebates. Overall I think it's a solid build and will be great for multi tasking.
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****!!!!

Wait no video card?
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The 790GX has an ample onboard video, it handles most games at lower resos with high quality. And he's not a gamer.
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^ Yea, you can even run Source engine games using the onboard video from that.
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Wait no video card?
You have the same board! you should know that it comes with an HD 3300 which rocks other onboard GPU's (except the HD 3200, which is merely 250mhz slower in core clock)

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Yeah but I m so accustomed to a video card.

Your right though, the on board graphics is fairly powerful.
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You have the same board! you should know that it comes with an HD 3300 which rocks other onboard GPU's (except the HD 3200, which is merely 250mhz slower in core clock)

gt7sanremo's build looks great!
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