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Old 07-09-2006, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not doing any gaming so you don't have to worry about that. The only thing is that I want something that good enough for video editing so 1GB of RAM would be nice. Everything else should be okay. Any celerons or semprons are good for the CPU.
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you need monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers ?

or just tower?

it would be very hard to pull off everything w/ $350
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Just the tower
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ok.. you have a couple of ways to go...

here's one option with integrated video:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135011

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819103633

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141225

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811125450

total: $346.45

and if you decide you need a vid card you can some time later when you hve money add a video card..

orr.. the second option would be to get a lower-end cpu and maybe a case-pus combo and get a low end 6200/7300 gpu.
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For an operating system, you could use Linux.

Linux is completely free, they even mail it out to you for free. Just choose a version and you're ready!


RAM is the main thing about making a computer work smoothly.
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I can get another copy of Win XP so that's no problem.
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Any prebuilt suggestions? You can knock the RAM down to 512MB for a prebuilt.
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ah sorry didn't know you wanted prebuilt...


well at that price range you don't have much choice.. checkout dell, they have some very low priced machines.
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you aint gonna get much for that price and prebuilt....nothing compared to that one the guys build for ya..
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Actually, Dell is NOT cheap right now in Canada. In America, they're OK. They have the Dimension 1100 starting at $299:

Specs:
Intel Celeron D 325 2.5 Ghz
256MB RAM
80GB UltraATA HD
48X CD-RW/16X DVD-ROM combo drive
Windows XP Home Edition
17" E773 CRT monitor
1-year warranty

For $80 more, you get:

16X DVD writer dual-layer
512MB RAM
160GB SATA HD
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