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Old 09-01-2005, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im building a PC for my friend, she really does nothing but serf the internet, type some papers, and play some flash games. My budget is about $350, I already have windows XP, a monitor, a power supply, and a optical drive. What do you think?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811213013

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152005

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223008

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104222

Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131256

Mother Board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186041
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Its good, but you need a Power Supply, one doesn't come with the case. I built a system for my friend too, but I used 1GB ram and a 9600Pro because he wanted to game.

But for your purposes, its fine. But remember, Power Supply.
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Well one thing is do get a 512 meg stick.

That's like a high quality brand name (dell, compaq, HP) prebuilt PC at a fraction of the price.
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Im building a PC for my friend, she really does nothing but serf the internet, type some papers, and play some flash games. My budget is about $350, I already have windows XP, a monitor, a power supply, and a optical drive. What do you think?
And yeah. It's good to have 512 MB of RAM. WIth XP, 256 MB can get slow..
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Well I already have a power supply, a brand new, Its left over from when I built my gamming computer i had to put a bigger one in cause of my graphics card.

Thanks for the 512mb tip, i din't know if 256 was enough.
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Enough space for HDD. If you're only going to surf the net, 120 is overkill, funny.
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Well for the price, thats a great deal, you can expect to pay up to $70 at some **** store even for a 80 gig so why not?
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He could save a few bucks on NewEgg by going with a smaller drive.
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You might want to consider getting a slightly smaller harddrive but with an 8MB cache and keep the same RPM (7200).
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