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Old 11-17-2008, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad wanted to upgrade his pc again with like a new mobo but he's running an amd 3200xp which is old school, I told him it's time to build a new pc..

Can I do a decent new pc for like 600 bucks?

I just want opinions on the best hardware right now for this price range, thanks again~!

He's plays like flight sim from microsoft but that's pretty much, so he does need at least decent graphics but definatly not a computer for crysis.

Thanks for the help!
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E7200
Onboard graphics
onboard sound
any psu
anything really
vista 2gb or xp 1gb ram
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looks fine to me bit too much graphics power for an old fogey imo
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I built one for my dad for $200-$300.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz $35.99
ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $46.99
Antec earthwatts EA500 500W PSU - $49.99
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - $14.99 after rebate
ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE64 92mm CPU Cooler - $15.29
Any sata dvd drive - about $25
Any sata hd - about $40
Any case - about $50

Total - about $260

The PSU is probably way more powerful than you need, but it's on sale.
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