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Old 06-11-2006, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I was looking into building my sister-in-law a very basic computer. She would only be using this computer for surfing the internet, managing her music collection/IPOD, and running Microsoft Office for work. She doesn't play any games at all.

I built my first computer about 2 1/2 years ago, but I am sure many things have changed since them. Is there anyway you guys could possible recommend a build that I should look into?

Or do you think that, for what she is looking for, I should buy a cheap computer from Best Buy/Circuit City. I am pretty confident in my ability to build a computer, but I wasn't sure if it would be worth it price wise.

I'm trying to keep the price down to around $400, and that is including a monitor and unfortunately windows xp also. I don't need microsoft office though, because I have that.

Thanks for any tips you guys can recommend. I really appreciate your help.
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I would say just get a dell (i cant believe i just said that ). For that price you'll get everything you need. I saw an ad for a dell the other day, 15" flat screen, speakers, keyboard and everything for just about that price. I think it would take abit more to build your own.
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