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Old 11-12-2006, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It is time for a new computer.

I currently have a Dell 2400 with the following specs-
- P4 2.4 GHz
- 512mb ram
- 40 gb HD
- cd/rw and dvd drive
- intergrated graphics

I want something that will be significantly faster. I will just be internet surfing, watching videos, listening to music, storing photos, and VERY light gaming. I know I will need a large HD (at least 80gb).

What is a good cpu/mobo/ram combo that will be significantly faster than my current Dell.

Thank you.

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My budget is $500
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Barebones- $259 (-$80 rebate=$179)
Memory- $108
HD- $75

Total=$442-$80 rebate= $362
It's not dual core, but it's still very fast and very cheap.
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