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Old 08-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help building a new family computer for somebody for less than $1000.00. Mostly being used to get on the internet. I'm looking at a AMD processor. Something that can handle Windows Vista until 7 comes out. Pretty much, something that can last 4 plus years.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is your budget?

Any gaming on this machine?
Also do you need monitor, keyboard and mouse as well?
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Less then $1000, person has a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. If gaming, maybe light gaming.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This system is $873 before mail in rebates and would easily last more than four years.

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Puddle Jumper's build looks good, though I'd go with 750GB or 1TB.
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search for the combos

i know this isnt the dvd burner you listed pj, but its still good, get $10 off from combo with the corsair
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the ocz gold and i7, $12 off combo
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@ dio1080, do they also need an os?
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search for the combos

i know this isnt the dvd burner you listed pj, but its still good, get $10 off from combo with the corsair
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

the ocz gold and i7, $12 off combo
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@ dio1080, do they also need an os?
Yes, they need a OS. I'm thinking Vista.
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Vista home premium 64bit with a free upgrade to win7 when it is released.
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Good build although it is an Intel based one which is what I would do with the budget at hand but do you still want a AMD build?
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I would suggest this card. I had one for a few days, and it blew me away, played games I didn't think it would play. (Crysis & Crysis Warhead) Played BluRays and DVD's with out a problem at all, saw a decrease in processor usage compared to the 3450 I had. Great video card IMO.
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Good build although it is an Intel based one which is what I would do with the budget at hand but do you still want a AMD build?
Intel will be fine, but is there a way I can change some of the parts to make it a 32-bit system. I mean, I'm always hearing about how 64 bit systems having driver issues?
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