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Old 08-01-2007, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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just finished my comp and now my dad wants me to put together his. he uses his for surfing the net, msword and popcap games.

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I know using the stock psu isn't a good idea...but it might suffice. If I do need some more power, I won't hesitate to upgrade.
Also, I didn't get a video card. The mobo has onboard video but I am not sure if it's enough. As I said before, my father just uses the comp for basic things. I'm wondering if it's worth it to dish out another 75 to get a video card.
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For basic use, your father won't be needing a graphic card.

2GB is a bit much, for what your father will be doing with the computer. This will be enough:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail
...and will save you a bit of money, to get a good power supply, in which I would suggest this:
Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN ATX12V 400W Power Supply 120/220 - 240v NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail

What about the CPU?
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just finished my comp and now my dad wants me to put together his. he uses his for surfing the net, msword and popcap games.

Foxconn 3GTLM454-4CA400N Beige Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 300W Power Supply - Retail : Newegg.com - Foxconn 3GTLM454-4CA400N Beige Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 300W Power Supply - Retail

BIOSTAR TForce TF7050-M2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7050PV Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with HDMI - Retail :
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TF7050-M2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7050PV Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with HDMI - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3600DDBOX - Retail : Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail : Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM :
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LG Beige 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-ROM E-IDE/ATAPI DVD-ROM Drive Model GDR-8164BB - OEM : Newegg.com - LG Beige 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-ROM E-IDE/ATAPI DVD-ROM Drive Model GDR-8164BB - OEM

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I know using the stock psu isn't a good idea...but it might suffice. If I do need some more power, I won't hesitate to upgrade.
Also, I didn't get a video card. The mobo has onboard video but I am not sure if it's enough. As I said before, my father just uses the comp for basic things. I'm wondering if it's worth it to dish out another 75 to get a video card.
nice build but like Al said, 2 gb is over the top, and u need a dedicated PSU and not a stock case one, otherwise expect it to burn or something when u hit the Power Button
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is 2gigs really over the top? I'd wish that this computer will last him a good 2-3 years, without any upgrades at all.
I forgot to add that he uses AOL..which I notice to be a huge memory hog. When my mother uses AOL on her laptop with 1g, I don't see great performance. I mean...it'll only be an extra $40 to add to my fathers build. Tough choice for me
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I have a computer with 1GB, for general usage, like what your father is doing...and it works just fine. No lag at all. Well what I would do, is try 1GB first, and if it doesn't satisfy him, then go for one more gig.
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I have a computer with 1GB, for general usage, like what your father is doing...and it works just fine. No lag at all. Well what I would do, is try 1GB first, and if it doesn't satisfy him, then go for one more gig.
that works tooo
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if you want to save another $20, get this motherboard.

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690G core is pretty much identical to the 7025PV. But that motherboard gotten a bad review but w/e proberly that guy was unlucky.
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