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Old 05-16-2008, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad gave me $500 to put a computer together for him it will be used for web searching, email, digital pictures, and alot of pogo games it needs to have a dialup modem he has a good 19 in. lcd monitor key board and mouse i can get him a legal copy of XP pro sp3 for $75 so that leaves $425 including shipping some of these parts came from the recommended builds
here is what i came up with - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors - GIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX Power Supply 115/ 230 V - Power Supplies - U.S. Robotics USR5670 56Kbps PCI Bus (Plug & Play) Fax modem - Modems - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - Rosewill R5717-P SL 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case withTool-Free kits - Computer Cases - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

this leaves about $10 more dollers any better motherboard with onboard grafics for the extra $10

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You could get a 45w AMD CPU + 780g board (which has an onboard HD3200)

does he really need a modem? he doesn't have DSL?

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Old 05-17-2008, 08:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I will look into the board and cpu you suggested.
he lives in rural western PA. and they only can get dial up
and to top that off the phone wires are really bad and every time it rains he loses about half his connection speed
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