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    Hey, I'm starting to price a box for a guy I work with, need help pricing and with parts.

    He's looking for an econo-box, mostly web surfing and very light gaming, so no graphics card necesarry, can be handled with onboard. Onboard sound too, not sure if a gig or ram is necesary, but he needs a keyboard, mouse, and a box for around 400 - 500$, mostly on the lighter side, so help. please.
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    Mainly I just need help at this point making decisions on wether or not to have a graphics card, economically, and how much ram is needed that sort of stuff, then I'll start putting it together on newegg and come back, 64-bit or not, etc.
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    Does your customer care at all about future upgradability or is this box disposable in two years?
    Is the cost of the OS (presumably XP) included in the $500?
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    any preference intel,amd

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    Well, he's in america now, but he lives in trinidad, he basically wants something for kid games, for his daughter, email that shit, I don't care if its gets crappy in 2 years, and AMD is prefered over intel.
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    And come on clocky, buy windows? lmao...
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    Yeah so help me out here..
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    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=M452-2432%20B

    This is absolutely the cheapest "modern" pc i'm seen, but hey at least its 3 ghz despite its celeron. I think 3 ghz will more than suffice for web surfing and light gaming.




    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=M450-2018%20F

    get this one if u actually wanna help out ur friend and get him a decent pc. For 400 bucks, this is one cheap and decent motherfecker: amd athlon 64 3700+, 1 gig ram, with mouse/keyboard/case/power supply. Pretty sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=M452-2432%20B

    This is absolutely the cheapest "modern" pc i'm seen, but hey at least its 3 ghz despite its celeron. I think 3 ghz will more than suffice for web surfing and light gaming.




    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=M450-2018%20F

    get this one if u actually wanna help out ur friend and get him a decent pc. For 400 bucks, this is one cheap and decent motherfecker: amd athlon 64 3700+, 1 gig ram, with mouse/keyboard/case/power supply. Pretty sweet
    Those are Barebone kits. They aren't complete computers.

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    the 3700+ is overkill for web, email, and his idea of gaming, which I foudn out to be windows bowling.
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