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Old 10-26-2005, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My first build is still working great (thanks for all the help) now my Mom's PC has died, PS fan quit, CD rom quit, she is considering buying a $499-$599 Setup from walmart or somewhere.

Can I build her a better system for that kind of money, I realize building is more for quality than economy.

I do have the PS that came off my Coolermaster Case, and do have some DDR ram and a couple older hard drives I can use if needed.

Any sugestions would be appreciated.
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i wouldnt go with a psu that came with a case...
and yes of course, you can build a very good system for 500 bucks.. ten times better than a walmart computer
the old hdd's will work.. or should? depends on your mobo i guess
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^^^I'm with Static^^^

Check out www.newegg.com , of course, for specials/sales. You can definitely build a pretty darn decent PC for under $600.
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if its budget you're looking at for the basics you could just use a cheap all-in-one board with say a celeron or sempron. but you could easily get a p4 or athlon within the price range.
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yupp, shoot for a mobo with integrated video and audio, since your not gaming to save a few bucks...
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Thanks, will start looking through newegg now.
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hi guys

have you seen my spam?
its a great site for hardware products

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why havent you been banned yet? 9 post and all they are is CHECK OUT {spammer's link repost...people, try not to quote spammers' links as they have to be removed too, or else the spammer still gets their advertising in}!
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Have you heard the term YOU ARE A SPAMMER lately?

Back on topic, I just built my dad a roughly $300 system, one that would probably work for you. Sempron 64 2600+, MSI mobo with onboard video, and 1GB of OCZ ValueRAM. (in too much of a hurry to find links) We just used his old case, PSU (which was new), HD, and optical drives.
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