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Old 02-02-2007, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Made this for a friend who has a $550 budget. She's only a mild gamer and she has a 40gb hd that's not full after 6 yrs...so I'm not worried about hd space lol. What do you guys think of the parts I've chosen?

Case
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811129150

PSU
350w Smartpower included with case

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131014

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103535

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820146580
(figure one stick will be better for future upgrades)

HD
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822135106

GPU
onboard

Sound
onboard

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824009088

Anything you'd change, and why? Any places she can save a few bucks? Anybody here have experience with that Acer monitor? Thanks for the help.

*edit* would it be stupid to not go for the e6300? i was thinking it would be too much for this budget but i'm not sure. what do you think?
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Is this what somebody is asking you do build them?

First - PSU included with case is a no-no.

The onboard video and sound is ample for anybody's needs.

The monitor is OK, but for $20 less after rebates, you can get a 19" Viewsonic.
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I say get a cheaper case without a PSU in it, and buy your own PSU.

With your limited budget, you aren't fitting anything decent (video card wise), so that's the best you're getting.
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actually for that build that psu will be fine
its just an antec smartpower 350watt its all good
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You'll find a whole bunch of cheap builds here:

http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=139808
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Included psu's is usually a no-no cause they're usually crap though right? This one's an Antec Smartpower 350w, which I've heard is pretty good. No?

Talldude, is this the monitor you're speaking of?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116065
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Yes, that's the one.

Good reviews, good price...why not?
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Yeah I prefer Viewsonic anyway. Thanks for finding that, I appreciate it. Ok so psu ok even though it's included?
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Should be fine.
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I know it's a smart power, I still don't like how you're paying like 70+ dollars for a case and PSU where you could probably be getting a better deal if you bought them seperately.
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