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building budget computer for client-- opinions wanted


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#1 RainbowSix

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:38 PM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWi...Number=12393206

The budget limit is about $500 after rebates. The computer probably won't be used for gaming at all, but I didn't want to cheap out on a video card or PSU.

Edited by RainbowSix, 27 November 2009 - 01:43 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:46 PM

Check your link :thumbsup:.

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Edited by hamluis, 27 November 2009 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 03:09 PM

Check your link :thumbsup:.

I said in the title that I would like others opinions about the build. Does that mean it's the best for that budget?

Edited by RainbowSix, 27 November 2009 - 03:10 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 04:41 PM

My error, when I looked at the top portion of the webpage...I thought it was just a random listing of parts...my brain is in decline, along with the rest of me :thumbsup:.

I have no opinion about the build, other than you seem to list 2 RAM vendors and I would not buy the OEM version of Windows 7 (the family pack upgrade covers 3 licenses for about $160).

I see no sense in putting a modem in a system unless there is a fax requirement or customer only has dialup capability.

I only install 120mm case fans, see no point in anything else.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:17 PM

The Family Pack has three upgrade licenses which cannot be used on a new install. Although, there are ways to get it to work. Other than that, I agree with Louis.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:08 PM

Just a clarification...those licenses can be used on a new install...if there is already a partition/hard drive with XP installed on it...capable of being detected.

DJB is right in asserting that they cannot be used as the only install on a system without evidence of any other O/S.

Once Win 7 is installed, the XP version can be eliminated, removed, etc. from the system.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:18 PM

This is a new build, so there will not be a version of Windows already installed. The upgrade is not an option.
There is a need for a modem. This client only has dial-up capability.
I have made changes to the list including the PSU, case, and RAM. I am unsure of that PSU though.

Edit: I changed the PSU back.
The PSU I have on there is overkill, though. Can anyone recommend a good 350-watt PSU?

Edited by RainbowSix, 30 November 2009 - 09:24 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:00 PM

If I was to over-size anything, it would be the power supply
I see a few of the items you selected are already out of stock
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