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Old 05-28-2006, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to build the most inexpensive computer for graphics/websites/minor video stuff. This is what I have come up with so far. Any advice on whether this would be fine?

Processor: AMD Sempron 2600+ Processor S754 Palermo 1.6GHZ 128KB L2 Cache 90NM OEM & Foxconn HSF Bundle

Motherboard: ASUS K8N-VM mATX S754 GeForce 6100 DDR PCI-E16 SATA2 Video Sound LAN Motherboard

RAM (2x):
Samsung PC3200 512MB DDR400 184PIN DIMM OEM

Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 120GB SATA2 7200RPM 8MB 8.5MS NCQ Hard Drive

DVD Burner: BenQ DW1650 Black DVD+-RW 16X Dual Layer DVD Writer OEM

Floppy: SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5IN FLOPPY DRIVE

Case with PS: ASUS TM-230 mATX Mini Tower Case White 20/24 Pin 300W W/ Front USB & Audio

Total cost = $484.26 (Canadian)

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Old 05-28-2006, 04:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Gaming and 3d moddelling not really. But assuming that minor video stuff is, movie clips than it will be fine.


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Old 05-28-2006, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You might want a higher processor. AMD Sempron 2600 isn't that great, its the least expensive AMD processor out there.

If you can afford athlon, then go for it!
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ya it's definitely not going to be used for gaming or 3d modeling. Just some website building/graphics/little if any video clip work.
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Old 05-29-2006, 03:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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hmmm .why are you building you probably get a ready built pc for less with all the specs you want.try, its a uk site but some of the pcs are pretty **** cheap and going on what you have said you want in this pc would sute you well.
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Old 05-29-2006, 03:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It should be fine. A did some video editing on my 2.4GHz Celey, and it was ok. Not the fastest though, lagged a bit. But I heard Celerons are worse than Semprons. I also did websites and graphics, all were fine.

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