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Old 08-18-2009, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Business has started picking up a little and now I have a budget build, This guy basically wants to do his stocks online and run a few minor programs like MS office type stuff, He insists on a quad core and want 4 gigs of ram. (He plans on getting win 7 64bit) On board video will be plenty for his needs but can be upgraded if ever needed. He wanted around a $4oo build and this is what I came up with, Let me know if there is anything that would be better on his budget. also recommended a AMD build for the lower end but he had some bad experience with AMD in the past and wants Intel.
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Default Re: From I7 to a budget build

he could even lower his budget if he were to get a celeron processor or a cheap core 2 duo e5200 which is much cheaper and he doesn't seem to use that much cpu power if he is just doing basic office stuff.
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried to tell himthat but he's dead set on the quad core, over kill for what he wants to do but he's the one buying, I just mierly make suggestions and build it. At least I got a fairly decent for quality parts build.

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