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Old 06-04-2007, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok as a gift i was thinking to build my girl friend a computer for her room she agreed that shed apreciate that more then a peice of jewlery shel ware a few times and probably toss away if we ever break up lol but anyway she thinks im only spending 200 bucks on it im up for anything under 500 i allready got a monitor so no need for that other then that im up for sugestions

ps she only wants it for her msn and face book and stuff most graphically intense software she uses is m$ paint
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amdx2 4200
1gb of ram
320gb seagate barracuda
maybe watercooled but pink in a white case
psu a 300W something lol
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If she is only using it for facebook and paint then just make sure it looks good.

I would go with a C2D though if you have the money.
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needs to be cheap and i cant really find anything cheap oh btw it is in canadian funds
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just buy an amd system and mod the case a bit for a personal touch
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get a 3600x2, 1 gig of good cheap ddr2, get a cheap mobo with an onboard video, get a 400w psu, and a 160gb hd, or a 250gig one, a nice case, and ur done
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the cheapest would be.

X2 3600
Cheap AM2 mobo
300-350w PSU
1GB DDR2 ram
Cheap but snazy case
any size hard drive that you want.
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Yeah make it look expensive with lights and stuff.
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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
69.99 cpu w/hsf
Newegg.com - MSI NX7300LE-TD128EH GeForce 7300LE 128MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
36.99 msi 7300LE
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR NF4UAM2G Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
65.99 biostar nf4 ultra
Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN, RoHS, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, 20+ 4 pin, PCI Express, 400W Power Supply - Retail
39.99 fsp 400w
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
52.99 gskill nq ddr2-800
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
52.99 WD 160GB
total: 318.00 w/o shipping or the snazzy case. i dont know your girl, so i didnt spend any time looking for a case she would like.
dont forget the operating system. unless you *ahem* already have one.
318 bucks dude...what a deal!
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Looks like a great budget build. To make that build cheaper, I would get this motherboard instead, with onboard graphics:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
To lower the price even further:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail
She could then upgrade, when she feels the need to.

With the parts I suggested + nagasama's cheap build, that would come to $291.96
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