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Old 05-02-2005, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys think about this set up for my friend. She's going off to college and wanted a new computer. She doesn't do very much gaming. Shes mostly into music, internet, movies...the normal college stuff so shes not needing anything great. I tried to make it as cheap as possible so no reccomending dual cores or 6800s or anything. Here it is.

CasEdge Black/Silver Micro ATX Mini Tower Case with 235W Power Supply, Model "TLM436" -RETAIL

ASUS "A7V400-MX" VIA KM400A Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL

AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667GHz, Socket A Processor - Retail

Kingston VALUERAM 184-Pin 256MB(128MBx2) DDR PC-2700, Model KVR333X64C25K2/256 - OEM

Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model 6E040L0, OEM

POWMAX HB-9103 Black 3 in 1 Internet Combo Kit -RETAIL

CMV CT-522A 15" LCD Monitor w/ Speakers -RETAIL

Sony Black 52x32x52x16 Combo Drive, Model CRX320E Black

My rig (getting old):

Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers

Gig \'em and God bless
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Old 05-02-2005, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, scrap that psu, get something better, it is well worth it. Antec, Thermaltake or OCZ are the best, but are a bit pricey.

Looks good, she may need a bigger harddrive, but she 40gb will be fine.


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Old 05-02-2005, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It looks like a pretty good low-budget machine. I didnt look at alternative parts to see if there were better prices, etc, but just looking at what you have picked and the ratings they got on newegg, makes it seem like its ok.

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Old 05-02-2005, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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since she is into music, movies and internet, i would recommend a bigger HD, and if she is really into movies and thinks its worth it mayb spend $30-40 more on a dvd burner, for "back ups".
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay pretty nice PC here is a few suggestions

1: Better power supply, dont want the cheap PS taking out the entire PC or crashing her work, 30$ for a thermaltake td-420AD

2: RAM, get 1x 512, costs an extra 5$

3: HD, get an 80, an extra 20$
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's not bad, but yeah get 1x 512, because that will help with faster loads and such, especially with a 1.66 ghz processor :?
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Decent low end, don't reccommend it for gaming though.
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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She doesn't do very much gaming.

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