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Help picking out a build for around $300

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by BrooksyX, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. BrooksyX

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    I have a friend whos old E-Machine (or what I like to call Crap-Machine :banghead:) is on its last leg. Ive already revived it twice and I don't know how much longer it can hold out. So basically he is wanting me to build him the best computer I can for around $300. Nothing in his old compuer is really worth salvaging so it would be best just to start from scratch. I already have all the software needed so that shouldn't add to the cost. The computer is mainly used for listing stuff on ebay and word processing, so raw power is not an issue. Something like an Athlon X2 4000+ should be fine. Whats the best build you guys think I could put together for around $300.
     
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    You will have to make that a public wish list if you want to make a link for it.
     
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    I would strongly suggest getting dual channel
     
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    you really think its going to make that much of a difference in a internet pc?
     
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    meh, I would rather purchase everything from newegg or locally. if possible.
     
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    Yeah, just tryin' to help. :)
     
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    I know and appreciate it. If i was building for myself I would gladly shop around for the best performing parts. But in the case of this build I am just going for a solid build that is going to be running on stock settings with no gaming what so ever.
     
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    If it wasn't for the MIR on the A-Data's, that looks decent.
     
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    It won't. You'll be fine with one stick.
     
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    yeah thats what I was thinking.
     
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    With that logic you should go with a 10gb hard drive, a pII and 256mb of ram.

    One day he's gonna do something where dual channel will come in handy.
     
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    I hear ya' hat.
     
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    lol, that would be a step down from his socket 478 celeron.
     
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    Hmmmm ....

    Not a bad build there Scrizz. I would trade out the ram for the A-data's previously mentioned and cut down the processor to the e2160. Also, I am fairly certain you could find a better deal on the case + psu.
     
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    I've actually used this build for a couple of people.
    It works great
     
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    i made something that would last him a bit longer.
     

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