Budget Build

gollun56

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Hey guys , I'm posting my build for a really budget pc I will probably build for my parents since they just got rid of the old computer.

Case :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811217003
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Processor :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103622
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Motherboard :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131540
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RAM (1gb) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145440
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Video Card (PCI-E) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150162
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DVD Drive :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827101131
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Hard Drive (120 GB) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148104
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Power Supply ( 400 Watt) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103935
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Total = 572
Well , what do you guys think? Any suggestions / corrections will be helpful!
EDIT : Also with that processor would I have to buy the 64bit version of XP?
 

X1337

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Dont get windows x64.. I tryed it with my system and there is so much driver confits.. That system looks good for its price, This is a tip but try updating a newer socket like AM2?
 

mammikoura

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well since its a budget build u could always go for a cheaper mobo if u want to save some money. I payed like 60e for my mobo and I have been happy with it.
But the mobo u chose is definitely good, just a little expensive for a budget build.
 

gollun56

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Yeah I wanted quite a bit of upgradabilty so I won't have to build another one for a while , my dad plays games so an sli board may help out in the future as for the AM2 I will go investigate that thanks.
 

alvino

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No need to go AM2 yet. Socket 939 is very affordable and performance is just as good.
 

gollun56

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alvino said:
No need to go AM2 yet. Socket 939 is very affordable and performance is just as good.
My thoughts exactly after looking a few up , although its still a pretty good option...

I've also found a few benchmarks for the 7300 GT and its looking like a good budget card.I won't need it that long anyways I'm getting a DX 10 card...
 
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