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My girlfriend is about to move out on her own. The computer she uses now needs to stay at the house, so I offered to build her one. We could probably buy one cheaper, but I wanted to see if I could pull off building a cheaper one.

 

She'd be running XP pro and doing mostly word and power point stuff. She plays a couple games like gunbound. I have a nice AGP card for her already, so a board with an 8x AGP would be nice, and no DDR2...too expensive.

 

Basically, I need to find a cheap mobo, cpu, hdd, and ram.

 

For the CPU I was thinking about a prescott, but I'm not sure.

 

Any help helps! Thanks guys!

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I've got a LanParty UT NF3 250GB, Sempron 64 2800+, Gigabyte 3D Aurora case, 600 Watt HiPro PSU and Memorex DVD-RW drive that I'll sell you if you want :) I just ordered parts for a new PC...unless you're needing it ASAP or want something else...

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Abit AV8 on eBay.

 

It rocks. Have one as a back-up board in a system. It's AGP x8 and will support dual-core 939. one of the few AGP boards that can run old AGP graphics and Dual-core CPU's. DDR 1 as well, so if you have some old sticks lying around there you go.

 

If you think you can beat a $300 Dell special. This board is a great place to start.

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Do you guys think 512 ram is enough? Or should I go for 1gb?

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My girlfriend is about to move out on her own. The computer she uses now needs to stay at the house, so I offered to build her one. We could probably buy one cheaper, but I wanted to see if I could pull off building a cheaper one.

 

She'd be running XP pro and doing mostly word and power point stuff. She plays a couple games like gunbound. I have a nice AGP card for her already, so a board with an 8x AGP would be nice, and no DDR2...too expensive.

 

Basically, I need to find a cheap mobo, cpu, hdd, and ram.

 

For the CPU I was thinking about a prescott, but I'm not sure.

 

Any help helps! Thanks guys!

 

Stole from deal site:

Definitely warm with the free shipping. (Unfortunately, not tax free for many of us.)

 

Dell Dimension E521

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+

1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz- 2DIMMs

160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™

16X DVD ROM Drive

NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Integrated Graphics GPU

Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

 

$399 Shipped.

 

Note:

Choose "no monitor" to see the $399 price.

If you're not getting "free shipping" you're likely not clicking on "free 3-5 day shipping"

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/con...c=bdcwbbz&s=bsd

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sell the agp card and get her a DELL

 

1st time ever i recommend DELL, but you cant go wrong for the preice and its a X2 amd cpu

 

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