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Old 02-05-2007, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We're looking for a new computer in the $700 range. It has to have a mouse and keyboard, and it would be nice if they were wireless. Im looking for a dual core processor, doesnt matter whether its AMD or Intel, atleast around 2.0GHz. if possible. Also it must have a minimum of 1Gig ram. thats pretty much it. we dont need it to come with speakers, a monitor, or a printer. but speakers would be nice if it fits the budget.

EDIT: oh yeah... we will only be using it as a home computer. So it doesnt have to be gaming or media centered... Mostly just be listening to music and doing music, some movie editing. but mostly just for the use of the internet.
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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$719, a little over budget.

You could take off stuff to make room for a wireless keyboard/mouse.
However, a wireless keyboard isn't really necessary. I have one, it's not really as cool as you'd think.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126174
$29.99
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Wait..just say that it will be used as a home computer...

EVGA Motherboard - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188007

EVGA 7300GT PCI-E Video Card - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130025

Wintec 1GB DDR2 SDRAM - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161675

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2Ghz 939 - $69.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103604

FSB Group 350W Black PSU - $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104931

Western Digital 250GB SATA HD - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144309

LG 18X DVD Burner - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136108

LG 52X CD Burner - $17.49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136059

Cooler Master Case - $29.99 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119094

Linkskey Card Reader USB 2.0 - $13.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820309001

NEC Black Floppy - $6.25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005

Logitech Wireless Mouse/Keyboard - $44.75 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126011

$546.41 after rebates.
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How bout this. Its not me buying. its my dad. i have my computer. and i cant build computers. he just wants a simple home computer that doesnt need to be built. lol im not a guru like the rest of you guys. i can actually go over $700, like the one hes aiming for is a gateway fx530s right now, but hes just trying to find one thats comparable to that for a bit cheaper. were gunna rip the dvd/cd burner out of my computer so i guess thats not really necissary. Oh and i would like something with over 5 USB ports. sorry if im sounding too picky...
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This is the same computer that I have, I just upgraded the memory, 1GB really makes the difference. It performs pretty well on games for onboard video, however the onboard video zaps 64MB of the memory; which is why it's good to upgrade, at least in the future.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103012
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