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Old 10-15-2007, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at doing a build soon and need some recommendations on MB/CPU/Ram etc...

My budget $300 or less (if possible).

I'm not a gamer, but I am an extremely heavy Net user. I usually have 5-10 IE browser windows open at once. Each with 2-3 tabs running.

I usually have a 2-3 apps running as well.

I would like to get a Duo-core (if price allows).

What do I need to be looking for ??


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Old 10-15-2007, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get an intel e2180 and a cheap p35 board with 2gb of whatever ddr2 800 memory is on sale.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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^ That's not going to fit in a $300 budget, actually, very few things would fit in that kind of budget assuming that you need to get a case, power supply, optical drive, hard drive on top of the mobo, ram, cpu and graphics card, usually anything lower than $400 is best bought from a mass-producer of pre-built computers, you really only start benefiting substantially from a custom build once you start spending $600-700 and up

if you are transfering your old parts and all you need is a mb/cpu/ram, then pretty much get exactly what veddub suggested

I'm thinking in canadian dollars though, so iunno
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I was reading it as only needing cpu/ram/mobo. You can pick up a cheap p35 board for under 70 bucks, the e2180 is about 80 bucks and 2gb of ram for under 70. So thats only around 260+ shipping.
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yah I know, he didn't really specify in the original post, although the "etc" could possibly mean the rest of the parts..
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e2140
gigabyte P35 ds3L
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nice name katmandu, by the way, i am originally from katmandu
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Its worth the extra 20 bucks to get a 2180 instead of the 2140 though.

Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2140 Allendale 1.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
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nice name katmandu, by the way, i am originally from katmandu
Nepal ??

I'm a huge Bob Seger fan. Hence the Katmandu handle. "Think I'm going to Katmandu! K-K-K-K-Katmandu!
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cpu: E2180 $92
Ram: 1gb cheapest available ram by a big brand $40
gfx: reuse if pci-express which is doubtful if not use a 8400gt or 8500 $60
hdd: reuse
psu reuse
mobo: gigabyte P35 ds3L $70
optical: reuse
Windows xp........

its hard to build an intel C2D system for this low budget but just possible with the reuse of equipment hopefully you have a windows cd already, an AMD system would give you more financial breathing room if a new copy of Microsoft is needed.
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yah I know, he didn't really specify in the original post, although the "etc" could possibly mean the rest of the parts..
I'm cool on the case/PS/drives.

Although, my HDs are only ATA100s and not SATA. Would it make significant diffference to upgrade those to SATA-300 ?????
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