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Old 11-09-2005, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad wants to upgrade his computer. But he's cheap, and he only wants to spend $170 MAX. Here's what he needs:

Motherboard (w/ AGP slot)
Processor + heatsink + fan + thermal paste
Memory
Case

Since he doesn't like to upgrade too often, I'm thinking he should get a 64 bit processor for Windows Vista when it comes out. So, maybe a Sempron 64?

What are your suggestions?
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That will be such a crappy computer... no offence.
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I'm sorry but i dont think its possible to get a computer for 140 bucks man plus fo it to run Vista when it comes out no way in hell that can happen with a 140 bucks dude. Only thing i can say is to try Ebay and see what you get from that.
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tell him no. Thats just dumb. Tell him no good computer will come from anything below 500. MINIMUM!
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Actually you could get the same spec as me and it will run Vista
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Whats the point in getting an absolute budget computer anyway? Whats your dad going to use it for?
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From the few details of your post, this system will be moderate to high end, as far as the cost for motherboard cpu and 1 gig of ram, Ill average at 350 for reasonably high end parts. I built a great system last year for my parents, had the tower, a cdrw drive and power scource, cost 600, parts suplied from a great suplier; mind you, this system is faily good.
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Here you go:

My dad wants to upgrade his computer. But he's cheap, and he only wants to spend $170 MAX. Here's what he needs:

Motherboard (w/ AGP slot)
Processor + heatsink + fan + thermal paste
Memory
Case

Since he doesn't like to upgrade too often, I'm thinking he should get a 64 bit processor for Windows Vista when it comes out. So, maybe a Sempron 64?

What are your suggestions?
that means you will need a 30 dollar mobo a 30 dollar processor a 10 dollar case, 20 dollar ram and a 50 dollar video card

140 dollars woot woot
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Guys, please re-read my post. All he needs is a motherboard, CPU, ram, and case. We have everything else. And $170, not $140.

Also, all it will be for is e-mail, word processing, and maybe some video editing. He just needs something that'll run XP and some basic programs.

But if you're not going to give any suggestions, then forget it. I don't even know why I asked you guys.

I'm thinking $30 for ram, $25 for case, $50 for mobo, and $65 for CPU.
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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its one hell of a squeze but its posible
mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813139147R
case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811195014
cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819112208
memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141216

$146.29

i could fit a cheap cd-rom drive in there if you need one the mobo has integrated graphics so you have to live with it.oh and a 3 dollar case fan too

:edit: i dont think video editing would work on a 170 dollar budget but thats the best i could come up with though
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