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Old 07-07-2007, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After I started my computer build. My sister is wanting to upgrade her PC.

She wants to spend around $300. This doesn't include the monitor, keyboard, speakers, or mouse

What parts to do you guys suggest?
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Can you tell the specs of your sister's system first?
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Thats very tough but workable. What does she want it for.

general use such as surfing, e-mail and whatnot?

A system can be built with an x2 3600 and 1Gb of ram for around 250 bucks really.
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its currently a dell.

intel celeron 2.4Ghz, 256MB memory, 40GB HD

its about 2 years old now

pretty much my sister, mom, and dad all use it for the internet, uploading pics off the digital camera,and the famous myspace. they dont do the high end gaming or pic/video editing like i do.


I was thinking of a AMD x2 3800 with around 1GB of RAM and a 80GB hard drive
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lmao, trust us. A new system, any new system, is way better.
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Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5 or Your choice...
Motherboard - Biostar TForce TF7025 w/onboard GeForce 7025
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
RAM - 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W
Hard drive - WD 160GB
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner


Total comes to $353.44 w/o shipping. Just pick your hard drive and optical, and it will go down some more.

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LOGISYS power supplies, is a no no, on the our power supply guide.
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Default Re: Good system for under $300?

whats wrong with the LOGISYS power supplies? that one seems to have some good reviews.

i mean its not like the system is gonna even be pushed with my family using it.

anything is better than this dell. this thing is a POS. i'm having to use it while waiting till the 22nd for my build. errr
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whats wrong with the LOGISYS power supplies? that one seems to have some good reviews.

i mean its not like the system is gonna even be pushed with my family using it.

anything is better than this dell. this thing is a POS. i'm having to use it while waiting till the 22nd for my build. errr
just don't question b1gapls advice, the psu list was made with the experience of others and if it is listed as bad, its going to be bad
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LOGISYS is just not a reliable brand of PSUs. Like peterhuang said....if it's on the bad list in the power supply guide, don't get it. Get the one I suggested. It's a highly recommended PSU, for budget systems.
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