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Old 06-11-2009, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I'm building a computer for the Grandparents so I'm on a budget of $500 for everything (also shipping and tax. At first I was leaning towards this build: Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg but then rethought it and decided they didn't need that much power and the would be better off with something smaller, cooler and less power hungry.

So I came up with this: Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg.

But I had a few questions before I click the order button. Would that hardware be able to preform decently for older folks who don't really care about SuperPi calculations? Can you guys come up with a more decent build (keep in mind, it's not the best I can get for $500, it's the best I can do under $500 that will suffice)? Has anyone had any personal experiences with that Nettop good or bad?

Thanks guys!
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haha, I guess not. well, I'm going for the cheap one unless anyone says STOP!!!!!!!!!!

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Go for the cheap Atom one. A 7750 would be serious overkill.
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Yeah, depends on what your grandparents are doing.
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Yeah thats what I was thinking, my Grandparents aren't going to be doing anything, they don't really even understand the internet (their last computer came pre-installed with chip's challenge).

But is the Atom 330 really acceptable? What previous processor could I compare it to in terms of speed?

I guess I just don't want them to have a dog slow computer.
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Use the first build, but swap out the CPU, mobo, and hard drive.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Comes out $30 cheaper but would still give them more than enough computer.
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Awesome, thanks man. Looks like a winner!

But, I am still curious about that Atom 330. Do you know what compares to it?
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Honestly, no. Never dealt with one.
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Awesome, thanks man. Looks like a winner!

But, I am still curious about that Atom 330. Do you know what compares to it?
AnandTech: Zotac's Ion: The World's First mini-ITX Ion Board

The Atom 330 beats a 2.66ghz p4 in any multi threaded app but is slower in single threaded tests.
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The Atom 330 beats a 2.66ghz p4 in any multi threaded app but is slower in single threaded tests.
P4's kinda suck... and that Nettop doesn't support dual channel memory. meh
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