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Old 02-18-2006, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for a decent computer in the $350-500 range to use mostly for office tasks (Quicken, documents, etc.), but also some casual multimedia things (i.e. music, cd burning, etc.) Any suggestions?

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Software bundles are not important to me.
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you need? Just the tower, or do you need the monitor and keyboard and mouse?

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Old 02-18-2006, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You probally wouldn't get much cheaper than a dell including a legal copy of XP.
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Well, I was going to throw a suggestion out there because I was forced into a $700 budget gaming PC for a kid. It's possible when you subtract the video card and the time I charge.

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Old 02-18-2006, 04:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sorry i didn't mention this earlier...

I only need the tower portion of the computer, i have monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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how about this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883102651
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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CP-140-AM AMD Sempron 64 2600+ 1.6GHz (Socket 754) CPU - OEM (CP-140-AM)
£39.95 £39.95
MB-043-GI Gigabyte K8U ULI1689 (Socket 754) Motherboard (MB-043-GI)
£31.95 £31.95
MY-004-GL GeIL 512MB (2x256MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE5123200BHDC) (MY-004-GL)
£27.95 £27.95
HD-051-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 NCQ 80GB ST3808110AS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-051-SE)
£34.95 £34.95
GX-048-XF XFX GeForce 6200 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (PVT44ARAMG) (GX-048-XF)
£31.95 £31.95
CA-001-AR Arctic Cooling T2 Silentium Silent Midi Tower Case - 450W Seasonic Silent PSU (CA-001-AR)
£49.95 £49.95
OS-001-MS Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition inc. SP2 - OEM (OS-001-MS)
£50.95 £50.95
Subtotal £267.65
VAT £46.84
Total £314.49



I think that is £15 more than a dell. You could get a cheaper case and a generic PSU for £15 less than that, to put it on par with Dell qualty, and this system has a better graphics card.
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i just built a computer and don't really feel like making another one...I just want to buy it already assembled
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That's rare...most people (including myself) have an urge to do it again and again once they've done it.

That ABS system you posted above will be good, but it may be a little overkill.
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That's rare...most people (including myself) have an urge to do it again and again once they've done it.
That's exactly what I was thinking but wasn't sure whether or not to post.

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