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Old 12-05-2006, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to put together a computer for my mom for christmas, shes running on an old dell and I want to try to hook her up with something faster. She doesn't do any real gaming just cards here and there but her biggest problem (at least with the dell) is multi-tasking, her current computer seems to freeze up with the going gets tough so thats the only big thing she does. Other then that if you guys could find the parts off of Newegg because I have a card and stuff on there. Heres pretty much what I'm looking for...

Windows XP Home
Processor
MoBo
512-1gig of memory
120-200 gigs of hard drive space
Case (stylish..)
Audio and Video can be onboard or a cheap cheap graphics card
and lastly a monitor, 19' normal or widescreen.
all under 550-600$ (After shipping)
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt suggest a Dual core becuase i think a single core AMD64 is a mighty upgrade from her Celeron or petinum 4.
Check this out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883107187
Then drop this in and that should be good and right in your budget.
OCZ value series 512mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227037
I know you could buy the parts and build a pc but this will be easier and you dont have to worry about DOA'd parts.
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Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Socket AM2 - 149.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
Foxconn 6100M2MA - RS2H NVIDIA GeForce 6100 MATX - 61.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186099
pqi POWER Series 512MB DDR2 533 - 47.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141191
WD 160GB SATA 3.0Gb/s - 60.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136036
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B - 90.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116056
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB - 50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119047
DCLCD by Sceptre DCL9A+ Black 19" - 175.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824211006

632.00 not including shipping...
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or you could go with something like this and save your self some money:

Acer Power APFH-EP8200P Pentium D 820(2.8GHz, Dual Core) 512MB DDR2 160GB Intel GMA 3000 Windows XP Pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103037
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