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Old 05-06-2007, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help with a build for someone.

he already has monitor, floppy drive, cd burner, case, keyboard mouse, and he doesn't need a grafix card just a motherboard with a VGA out put for his CRT also he has a hard drive

He will not be overclocking

will just being using it for internet and basic programs, like word and exel
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce 6100 AM2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX RoHs compliant AMD Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
or (but dual core isn't that much more)
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Orleans 1.8GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

Newegg.com - Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply 115/230 V - Retail
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thank you for the post
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You can get a little cheaper than that if you want. I just built a PC using the same motherboard listed above (It works great). I got the Sempron 64 manila chip for about $33 dollars. I am dual booting with XP pro and Ubuntu and it rocks. I also use 2 512MB sticks rather than the 1GB one (his way is cheaper than mine but no dual channel capability). I use Kingston value RAM. I use a sunbeam OEM PS which works fine and is about $10 cheaper than the one listed above. I got it all from newegg as well.
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No don't go with the sempron..spend the extra 30 bucks for a dual-core. So much faster. get whatever is cheaper in ram....512x2 or 1Gb are all just fine.
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I put 1gb stick in the list. That way he can just get another 1gb stick, if he wants to upgrade.
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No don't go with the sempron..spend the extra 30 bucks for a dual-core. So much faster. get whatever is cheaper in ram....512x2 or 1Gb are all just fine.
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will just being using it for internet and basic programs, like word and exel.
Sempron is just fine for that. He said as cheap as possible.

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