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Old 12-31-2007, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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happy holidays guys!
being one of those people that missed out on christmas shopping, im plannin on building a fast multitasking computer for my gf so i was wondering what parts i should look for.

No gaming. Simply word processing, movies, normal activities, but needs to be instantaneous and can handle AIM, IE's, Firefoxes, word processing, movies, etc. etc. and gaming on top of all that with NO lag.

i have a case and PSU. just missing other essentials.
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the phenom 9500 will be fine, its quad core, and its cheap, itl be fine as she isnt gaming or over clocking.
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[b[No gaming.[/b] Simply word processing, movies, normal activities, but needs to be instantaneous and can handle AIM, IE's, Firefoxes, word processing, movies, etc. etc. and gaming on top of all that with NO lag.

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What sort of gaming? Like Crysis and stuff or older games such as Civ 4 and AoE3?
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wow im bad with my dislecxia, not sure how to spell it, anyway when i read that i thought it said no gaming.
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No gaming. Simply word processing, movies, normal activities, but needs to be instantaneous and can handle AIM, IE's, Firefoxes, word processing, movies, etc. etc. and gaming on top of all that with NO lag. .
Uh, im confused. Are you or arent you going to be gaming. Because building a non gaming pc and a gaming pc is about 500 dollars difference.
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if he isnt gaming go with the phenom build, cheapest quad u can get, if you are gaming go with the q6600.
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Definately go with a quad core if you're doing some serious multitasking
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