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Old 10-22-2010, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everybody :P

im currently trying to build a computer for my grandma's old dell computer. she doesn't do much on it except for playing bingo, spy/puzzle games, occasional youtubing ect. ect.
now what im looking for is the cheapest build possible but not cheap and crapy. she doesn't really need anything amazing because she doesn't do much on the system she has.
this is what i have so far.

mobo - GIGABYTE GA-G41M-Combo LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-G41M-Combo LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

psu - Diablotek PHD Series PHD380M 380W Micro ATX Power Supply
Newegg.com - Diablotek PHD Series PHD380M 380W Micro ATX Power Supply

cpu - Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80571E3300

ram - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-2GBPK

hdd - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

case - APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case

if ther is a part that is better and cheaper than any of the things i have up here plz let me know.
thanx for the help
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* AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor (Model: ADX260OCGMBOX)
* ASUS AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (Model: M2N68-AM PLUS
* G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (Model: F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ)
* Rosewill Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 350W 20+4 pin connector Power Supply (Model: R103A)

Combo Price: $194.99

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* AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor (Model: ADX260OCGMBOX)
* ASUS AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (Model: M2N68-AM PLUS)
* G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (Model: F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT)

Combo Price: $174.50

PLUS

Newegg.com - APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$19.99 (Free shipping w/ promo code EMCZYNZ22, ends 10/23)

Newegg.com - Antec Basiq BP350 350W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply
$32.99
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The hard drive you picked is fine.
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cool build trotter thanx, but i was trying to get a build around an intel chip (i shoulda mentioned that) my fault. the case is the only thing i have as of right now. any other suggestions. is my build a good build or does it need to be revamped
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I wouldn't trust the PSU. Go with the Antec I posted and you should be good.

You would get more of a PC with the Athlon 260, though.
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If you want it to be intel why not look at the Mini-ITX boards with the ATOM 330 or D510 and the Nvidia ion chipset.
LGA 755 is a dead socket anyways.
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because you totally rock trotter and the fact that you've never led me astray in the past i shall believe in your words and make an amd build instead my friend
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