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Building New Rig For Mom

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Well, I ended up having to build my mom's new computer after all. I do not keep up on everything as much as I used to, so if you guys would review the parts I have picked out I would appreciate it. Keep in mind folks that this computer is for my mother. The main factors are stability, durability, longevity, and quiet. For the most part she does basic computing, she's not a newb but not a power user either.

 

Case: Picked this one because it's quiet, has a PS and inexpensive

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16811129155

 

Mobo:Still not too many core 2 mobos out there.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16813128012

 

CPU: I like AMD but the speed and the price of these things are too good to pass. I know I could get the E6600 for $100 more, but that would put it over the budget.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819115004

 

Memory: I have heard the GS3 have some problems with certain RAM, voltage issues and what not. Any advice on this part would be great.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820144177

 

Display: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16824116011

 

Optical drive: Don't even bother to recommend a plextor or sony. I dislike them both.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16827106015

 

HDD: She doesnt need that much space. So these should do fine.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16822148107

 

Vid card: Wanted the AIW so we can get her old VHS to DVD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814102685

 

Any advice is great guys, thanks

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I would go with NEC instead of that crappy Lite-On.

 

Also, don't you think this build is a little pricey for a mommy rig?? Why not go with a Sempron64 base build??

If you think they're slow, think again.

 

Does she REALLY need an ATI X1900 AIW for backing up VHS or is that for you to play on the PC while mom is away??

 

I just did a wish list on a build on newegg that cost about $340 w/ Shipping included. More than enough power for your average mom while saving lots of cash for more important things.

 

For backing up VHS I would recommend this product that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Edited by silkster

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here's a tip

 

don't just link to newegg... not everyone has the time or patience to click on like 12 links...

 

if you just write something like:

 

case: antec sonata 2

(manufacturer's link here)

 

mobo: gigabyte ga-965p-ds3

(manufacturer's link here)

 

...etc...

 

then people won't have to click on every single link to see what you are saying... i personally will not click on all your links

Edited by hardnrg

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wow man what the heck, your moms rig is gon be better than mines

 

I thought the exact same thing after looking at those links. When an average mom needs a rig better than mine, Ill know when I need to upgrade.

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but i just upgraded the thing! as a matter fact im still waiting for some parts to arrive, im fine with my pc,

if his mom is hardcore then i guess her son is making a good choice.

Edited by Enyce2k9

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im with silkster. that is way TOO much for a mommmy rig. sempron64 FTW! you can even got a FX-55 for like $200 and a FX-57 for $300 now.

lol wow man.. thats a big rig for a mom. does she even need a core 2 duo?

 

if she's gonna be turning VHS to DVDs, u might wanna give her more room and a bigger HD

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The reason I chose fairly high end parts is to prevent the need to upgrade for a matter of time. I realise this is more than she will need in most cases, but as I said, she's not a noob either. However, she wants this comp to last as long as her last one has (7years). I'm not going to build her some $300 POS empty box. So instead of telling me what my mom's computer needs are, how about we focus on what I really asked? Like memory concerns with that mobo.

I am looking into a larger HDD and will look at the NEC. Thanks to those of you that really answered the quesion.

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