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help building new computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by X_40's_X, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. X_40's_X

    X_40's_X Specialist

    pretty much an easy question.. can anyone pick out all the parts for a computer? this is exactly how i built my computer.. i asked you guys on here :p lol.. but my friends mom only told me this about the computer.. she said it has to be fast, have a lot of memory and just be a good all round computer for 1200 dollars.. basically for ebay and music and lots of pictures.. thats all she said about it :/ lol
  2. Fallen Angel

    Fallen Angel Private First Class

    for 1200 dollars you can put together a kickass computer..
    i could make a list of the things you/she would want/need if you wanted me to?
    just need a little info

    is she a gamer?
    how much storage you think she would need?
    what would it be used for
    and is it ok if i go below 1200$
    its hard to go above 1200 unless you want a 512mb video card..

    does she already have any of the other parts? monitor mouse keyboard.. etc
  3. X_40's_X

    X_40's_X Specialist

    shes not a gamer.. and yeah just make a list of parts from like newegg or zipzoomfly.. and yeah she has all of that.. she has a keyboard, mouse, etc.. and i dont know, she needs alot of storage for pictures and stuff for ebay i suppose and yeah its ok if you go below $1200 lol
  4. Fallen Angel

    Fallen Angel Private First Class

    i ... might do it later... dont want to piece together an entire comp tonight.. go to tigerdirect and check out their prebuilt pcs you can get her a 19" widescreen for about 150 there too
  5. ellis902

    ellis902 Private First Class

    for $1200 you could make a top of the range comp.. get the best of nearly everything.
  6. X_40's_X

    X_40's_X Specialist

    yeah i kno.. i dont kno why she wants to spend so much on the computer lol..i guess because hers is extremely slow.. its an e-machine.. but can anyone put a computer together that will run fine?.. i kno if i try to pick out the parts something will probably not work right with something and that wouldnt be good lol
  7. Fallen Angel

    Fallen Angel Private First Class

    ok then.. something fast

    intel duo 3.0ghz processor
    4gb ram
    74gb raptor sata hd-1
    500gb caviar -2 (storage)
    256mb pci-e at least..
    get a good case\psu deal somewhere too..
  8. X_40's_X

    X_40's_X Specialist

    yes and i need all that stuff compatable with the motherboard and stuff too rolleyes :p lol
  9. OverCooked

    OverCooked <a href="http://www.acrodata.com/fun/waaa.jpg">Hop

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz - link
    ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i - link
    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) - link
    COOLER MASTER RS-500-ASAA Power Supply - link
    SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - link
    BFG Tech GeForce 7600GT - link

    This came out to be $1088.95 after instant rebates at newegg. There is a little room money wise for peripherals, a case etc. If you don't need the graphics power at all, you can replace the motherboard with one that has an integrated graphics chip and remove the 7600GT to free up even more cash for Vista or anything else you may need. I just did a quick search and came up with what you see here, but it's a smoking fast rig for the price. Especially if she doesn't plan on doing any gaming. Good luck :)

    Edit: If you want a sleek, quite case, take a look at Antec's Solo. I just picked one up and I'm in love with it.
  10. X_40's_X

    X_40's_X Specialist

    awesome thanks! so all i pretty much need is a case, cdrw/dvdrw combo or something and a copy of Windows XP or possibly Vista and im set then? also does everything think all these parts will run fine and not cause any problem?
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  11. OverCooked

    OverCooked <a href="http://www.acrodata.com/fun/waaa.jpg">Hop

    Yes a nice case, what ever optical drives you want to install, and an operating system. She has a monitor/keyboard/mouse already correct? You can get Vista Home Premium OEM from Newegg for $119.99 or you can stick with XP for now. I looked everything over and I don't see anything that would cause a problem. Just double check before you order though. :) Good luck!
  12. Mimsy

    Mimsy Superior Imperial Queen of the MG Games Forum

    The CoolerMaster Centurion is a very nice case, and I think it is still pretty cheap on sites like Newegg. It can get a bit crowded in there, but I still love it, and I am building my next system with it. The tool-less drive bays are awesome... I can switch out sound cards and video cards without having to worry about toolsof any kind, like screwdrivers. Very nice.

    I'll keep that case as long as it keeps together. And it was only $35. :)


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