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Old 05-03-2008, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my sister needs a computer and has about $300-$400 to work with. She doesn't use it for business or gaming, only general internet use and possibly some light games, like Sims or the who wants to be a millionaire game or something like that. Could you help me out?
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780g board
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Use the 780g's Integrated GPU (which is amazing)
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Choose Cheap Case, Optical Drives and hard drive space you want with OS
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Or, if you can't be bothered putting anything together or maybe want to surprise her, you could jump onto Newegg and then sort the Desktop PC's in the Price Category.

just looking, I found this.
It's very nice....
Except it comes with Vista:freak:

pc here.
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This build comes to $422.41 and includes an os.

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Go with Puddle Jumper build

You can also get this motherboard which has an integrated graphic
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they are both good builds.
the AMD chip that vernong suggested should run cooler and consume less power than the celeron that puddle jumper suggests.
personally, i think the hd3200 (AMD) is a MUCH better onboard graphics solution.
that celery processor may use the same architecture as a c2d, but it's lack of cache severely cripples it IMO. then again, it's only 60 bucks. cant argue with that.
i'd do the AMD build, but that's what i do. you've got AMD in your name, lol...so support them or don't.
either of the above will work well for your sister.
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ok thanks a lot
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yeh i would go with the amd.

Very low end builds and amd always have nice deals with great performance/cost
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yeh i would go with the amd.

Very low end builds and amd always have nice deals with great performance/cost
The Intel build is actually cheaper, even if you go with the cheapest 780g board.
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but it isn't as good. and the price differnce is pretty negligible.
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