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Old 09-12-2007, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to build a new computer for my dad. VERY light games, so I would imagine onboard graphics would suffice. Nothing major or anything. Mostly it will be word processing, printing, spreadsheets and the like. I have a few ideas, but I tend to lean towards overkill in most instances, so some help on builds would be appreciated!

I am putting XP that I already have on it. He has the monitor and printer, so all I would need is the tower. I only want to spend about 400 to 450 of his money, lol. THANKS!!

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Pentium Dual-Core e2160 or e2140 or e2180 (choose the latter you want) - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN ATX12V 450W Power Supply 110/240V NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - SAPPHIRE 100203L Radeon HD 2400PRO 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - GeIL Black Dragon 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

EDIT forgot the RAM like a noob

i think thats all you need
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