My cousin and I both like messing with computers and fixing up old ones. He recently told/showed me an ebay listing where a guy would build a custom PC to your order that your configured online. I have doubts about buying a PC on eBay but the guy does have 100% feedback. I think it would be better for him to buy the parts and build it himself but he thinks it would cost more and it might not work when he is done. This PC would be used mostly for gaming and maybe some internet browsing/online video streaming (maybe?).
Here is the link for the PC that he customized online:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD NVIDIA GTS 250 - eBay (item 110586394113 end time Sep-17-10 17:24:00 PDT)
Just in case the link doesn't work here are the specs:
AMD QUAD X4 PHENOM II 955 AM3 COMPUTER SYSTEM PC NEW
AMD CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core Processor 965 (3.4GHz) AM3
AMD CPU FANS: AMD STANDARD COOLING FAN
AMD DDR3 MOTHERBOARDS: Asus M4N68T-M Socket AM3/ GeForce 7025/ DDR3-1800(O.C.)/ A&V&GbE
DDR3 DUAL CHANNEL MEMORY: 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel
HARD DRIVES 1: 500GB 16MB CACHE SATA 7200rpm
OPTICAL DRIVE 1: 22X DVD-RW DUAL LAYER W/LIGHTSCRIBE
PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARDS: nVidia GeForce GTS250 1GB DDR3 DVI/VGA SLI PCI-EXP Video Card
SOUND CARDS: REALTEK 8-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND (ONBOARD)
NETWORK CARDS: REALTEK GIGABIT 10/100/1000 ETHERNET (ONBOARD)
CASES: BCC VOYAGER MID-TOWER ATX
POWER SUPPLY: 550 WATT ATX POWER SUPPLY (BASIC LOAD)
All Systems Are Brand New !!!
3 - Year Warranty +
Lifetime of Free Technical Support included w/every system
Price: $606.00 + Free Shipping
I am hoping you guys can build an equal or better system for around the same price. I think his top budget would be around $650 (lower is better). He doesn't have a preference of Intel or AMD. He doesn't need a monitor, keyboard, speakers or mouse he just needs the tower.