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building a internet computer for a friend

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by trt740, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. trt740

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    Wanted to get some ideas from you guys. I'm trying to keep it under 400 dollars it can be AMD or Intel based can have integrated video, needs a 100 gig hardrive, dvd burner,alteast a gig of ram,plain old decent case. He's not a gamer and it won't need to be overclocked. He stores some photo's is a realestate agent . He wants to burn DVD's, surf the web and maybe write a paper or two. He also needs a os. I use alot of newegg ordering so thats my preferred site but any will do. Thx guys.
     
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    ok ima get you a list ... no gaming? just typing and net?
     
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    Yes thats it. I'm so into high end suff I don't no crap about the budget end.
     
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    Need a monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc., etc.?
     
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    whats your email adress so i can send you the wishlist i made,

    its alil over 400 but its the best you can do concidering you have only 400 to spend remember the monitor is almost half the cost right there..
     
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    OS in the price too? better get him some linux!
     
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    No key board or monitor needed and he needs windows, linux would kill him lol. Thx guys keep the ideas coming. Those are both really good
     
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    You think XP Home is an acceptable OS for him? That would save a few bucks.

    Actually, XP Home, MCE 2005, Vista Home Basic, and Vista Home Premium OEMs are all cheaper than the XP Pro I listed above.
     
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    Where to ship?
     
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    Got ya that, dunno where to ship it :D
     
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    Well, I dont know anything about US prices, but I just put together a very basic internet only (+ a bit of DVD burning) PC for someone, and all it cost was £200 after VAT and shipping, all completely new parts (including a 15" TFT monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers etc) :roll:

    PS: that was with a basic PCI-E graphics card aswell :)
     

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