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Old 09-21-2010, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New pc probably around 600-700 is the money for it..

My dad was going to get a new pc like 6 months ago, I came online and talked to you guys etc.. We had everything worked out and I gave him the list of parts.. he decides against it, and yesterday he said he smelt burning and everything went to poo.. Soooo...

He plays microsoft flight simulator, that's it.. so he does need a gfx card, but obviously nothing great, a new cpu, mobo, and 2 new hard drives, and ram.. He's also using win xp 32 (only uses 3 gigs of ram right?)

So he is also asking if upgrading to win7-32b would be a good idea, and stick 4 gigs of ram into the new rig..

Any help with this is very much appriciated. Thanks TF!
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Default Re: New pc probably around 600-700 is the money for it..

1. ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
2. AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX620WFGIBOX

Combo Price: $173.99

1. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
2. ASUS ENGT240/DI/512MD5/A GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Combo Price: $149.98 w/$30 MIR on card

1. OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK
2. Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Combo Price: $156.98 w/$20 MIR NewEgg card on RAM

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$89.99

Newegg.com - Antec New Solution VSK2450 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply
$89.99

That's $661 with a couple of rebates. He can reuse his old optical drive(s). The WD Black series are awesome and the price point on the 750GB can't be beat, plus it was only a $5 difference between the 1TB Black and the 1TB Green (much slower). If he wanted a more powerful GFX card he can drop the second hard drive and go with a combo that has Win7 and a 5770 for a total $10 less on the whole lot.
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