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Building a new budget PC; need feedback on parts

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sovereign110, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. Sovereign110

    Sovereign110 Thread Starter

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    I'm getting a PC put together for my friend's grandmother, who only really uses it to browse email, the internet, and play some undemanding Java games (Hoyle games, pinball, that type of stuff). I'm trying to get it below $500 for the hardware, and so far I have it at $483.08 including shipping. Here are the components:

    Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW
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    PSU: Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01
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    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H
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    Processor: AMD Phenom X4 9950
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    Memory: G.SKILL 2x2GB DDR2 800
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    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB
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    DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc 18X DVD-ROM drive
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    We're thinking about putting Vista 32-bit on there.

    Any suggestions? Did I miss a part (Yes, we're using onboard video, sound, and LAN)? Does everything look compatible (it should be :p)? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    That sounds quite good. You have chosen some good quality parts.
     
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  4. BG-0

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    No he hasn't. He has saved money exactly where he shouldn't have, the power supply. And the motherboard is totally overkill for such a low-end system. 780G: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128385 or 790X board would be more than enough: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387 The 790X will need a discrete graphics card though. That isn't necessarily a bad thing though. Getting that little load off the memory can be a good thing, especially on Vista. Just pick something low-end. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125251
    Power supply, change to one of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
     
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