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Old 06-20-2007, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My aunt has an old...really old eMachines, its about 5 years old now and its pretty much dead.

She said she doesnt need a new monitor, just the cpu. The max she is willing to spend it 300-400. I dont mind building one...but which ever is cheaper. And If i can get a decent lcd monitor from somewhere else for lik 100 bucks more

Id rather get her a C2D, but Amd X2's should be good enough for me...and 1gb ram should be plenty.

She needs it within a week.

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Old 06-20-2007, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Build it!

So all you need is the cpu, memory and lcd? R u going to use the same case and hd? 3weeks ago I built a pc for a friend and he also had an old celeron emachine.

He reused his hd, dvd-r drives and case. He went w/an amd 3600+brisbane and an open box asus mb and 1g of memory. In all, he spent less than $200 and pc is running 100x better than the celeron emachine.

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well this is a celeron , but the hd is too small. It doesnt even have a dvd burner. It has one cd burner and one dvd driver. Its really small...i cant rememeber the model number..its a celeron with 128 ram and about 40gb hard drive.
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The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

Base price of $309. $60 to bump the RAM to a gig. 6150 graphics. Buy a burner for it.
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OMG! Lol I never thought I'd see Trotter linking to Dell's site and encouraging some to buy from it. I need to put down the Smirnoff...
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i didnt like that dell much...i guess i could push her to spend aroung 500bucks
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That's the only thing in that price range.

Acer Computers - Aspire T180-UD381A Desktop - AST180UD381A

HP Computers - Pavilion A1710n Desktop - Refurbished - RK573AAR

HP Computers - Pavilion Media Center A1520n PC Desktop - EX272AA
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thanks.

The first one seems the best since it isnt used or refurbished.
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