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Budget Build ~$400

MoeDaKilla

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I'll get straight to the point. I'm building a PC for a friend who doesnt game. He does not need any peripherals/monitor/speakers. Just the PC itself. I thought the E7200 was a good place to start, but you guys may have other suggestions. The PC will not be used for gaming or video encoding, but considering I will have Vista on it, I don't want it to be slow. And, I also want to overclock the hell out of the PC before I give it to my friend lol. I need suggestions from everything to cheap case to optical drives. Thanks in advance!
 

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Definitely go with a Dual Core Celeron for an internet rig! They OC good too :p 2gb of ram and maybe throw in like a HD 4650 if he ever does get a game.
 

MoeDaKilla

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Cooling Zerotherm Nirvana NV120
Memory Corsair XMS2 DHX (2x2 GB) @ 445 MHZ 5-5-5-12
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GTX @ 800-2000-1200
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F1 750 GB
Display(s) Samsung 245BW
Case Antec 900
Power Supply Silverstone Strider ST75F
Benchmark Scores 3dMark06: 16812
List, please, I'm too lazy to got throught the process again. If anyone can fit in an E7200 with that budget lemme know :rolleyes:
 

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ShadowFold

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Video Card(s) XFX ATi Radeon HD 5850 1gb
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Do you live in the US? I'm guessing you do because your using $ just want to check.
 

MoeDaKilla

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Memory Corsair XMS2 DHX (2x2 GB) @ 445 MHZ 5-5-5-12
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GTX @ 800-2000-1200
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F1 750 GB
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Case Antec 900
Power Supply Silverstone Strider ST75F
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Yes, I live in the US, and like Newegg.
 

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Display(s) Acer 21.5" 5ms Full HD 1920x1080P
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Ok I got all the parts but with Vista its 480$, with out 400$.. I could drop the CPU down to a E1200 from a E7200 tho, unless you have an extra 'copy' of vista :p
 

ShadowFold

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MoeDaKilla

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Video Card(s) NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GTX @ 800-2000-1200
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F1 750 GB
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Case Antec 900
Power Supply Silverstone Strider ST75F
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thanks shadow, but I would like to see some other opinions, and I definitely want to stick to Intel and Asus mobos.
 

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I vote for the e5200 aswell. Can't go wrong on a core 2 duo for that price!
 
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