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#1 Blaze413

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

ok just made this build on newegg and before i order it i just wanted to make sure everything fits and will work together

this is a computer for my grandparents so they only need it for surfing the web...web videos and stuff like Word...so not much

my budget was a low as possible lol they need an upgrade from a pentium 4 dell pc that has served them well but is slowly dying from old age :huh:

here is what i got:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827140041 dvd/cd burner (yes they burn cd's and stuff)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811147144 case...looked good from reviews and free shipping is nice

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136161 HDD only 250gig but they dont need much

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131398 motherboard...asus ddr3 and needed onboard video

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817121025 psu looked good from reviews and modular seems easier than the reg psu i put in my pc

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820104157 2gb ddr3 1333 ram kingston hyperx was going to go 4gb but a little pricy and i think 2 gig is enough

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103681 amd athlon IIx2 3.0GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116754 windows 7 home premium


they dont need a monitor, mouse, or keyboard which saves a good bit of money

with shipping: $545.76
without: $540.93
shipping costs: $4.83 (best part i couldn't believe it when i put my address in on the egg lol)


thanks a bunch!!!

ps love this forum...it is the best!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:24 PM

It is good to have a more powerful PSU than what you need, but is there any reason to have a 700W psu? Do you plan to upgrade this a lot? The newegg PSU calculator says that what you have listed here will only need 243W.
Therefore, here are my recommendations for a PSU replacement:

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX $29.99 after rebate
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY (modular) $54.99 after rebate
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D $44.99

There is another thing I've noticed after using integrated video for four months: Not all video sites work well. Technically it will work okay, but places like Hulu stutter a lot.
I think the integrated video on that ASUS is better than mine (Geforce 8100) but it's better to at least have a simple video card such as the Radeon HD 5450.

Kingston HyperX is overkill if you don't plan to be gaming or overclocking. Save some money and go with their ValueRAM.

Edited by RainbowSix, 06 July 2010 - 02:29 PM.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:47 PM

Grab 4 gig of the less expensive RAM (2X 2gig). That onboard video is not bad at all, try it out before you invest in a seperate video card.

I hope the grandparents like annoying blue LEDs.

Ditto on the PSUs. That 400CX is plenty for that system, even with a video upgrade.

For $2 more you can get a WD3200AAKS.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:48 PM

ya i guess i went a little overboard with the psu lol ty for the suggestions :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:19 AM

ya i guess i went a little overboard with the psu lol ty for the suggestions :huh:


Yeah your build should be able to help you browse the web/media.

P.S I like your signature sentence. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

lol ty

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:40 PM

Good build, the best suggestions that I can come up with is that I would get this DVD/CD burner instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827135204
It's a better brand IMO, it's got much better reviews, it does everything the HP one does at almost the same speed, and it cost $9 less. But, if you are getting the HP for lightscribe support I guess you should keep it.

edit: Oh, but keep in mind the one I chose is OEM, so it doesn't come with a SATA cable or screws. So if your case doesn't supply the screws or your mobo doesn't supply the sata cable then my choice would not be good.

Edited by Luke L, 08 July 2010 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 08:46 AM

IMHO there is no such thing as to much power supply. The big advantage is you will probably never work it to hard, there for it works longer, cooler, and with a better (smoother current flow). The next advantage is; when ever you decide to upgrade or add some thing to your computer you don't have to shopping for a better power supply. One never knows what Grandma and pa might read on the net and decide I want this or that added to our computer. Another though; a full ATX tower would be easier to work with now and in the future. I did read that your on a budget. If you do a little more research you will find it only cost a few more dollars. I know a lot of grand ma's and pa,s; I'm 64 years old. Some have never used a computer but many use them every day and will be bragging about your build for years to come.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:48 PM

i would get a full tower cuz th build i did for my own pc is a full but their romm isnt that bug and they dont want much space taken up i was even thinking about going mini but didnt want to hassle it or work with mini atx motherboards so mid-tower is a nice choice i think and they probably wont be upgrading except for a stick or 2 more of ram they only use it for burning cd's and web browsing ...email etc. and i found a better smaller roswell psu that will fit the budget better and still have enough power for everything cuz they wont need a gpu unless for a very small one maybe a 256mb or so...but ty for the suggestions :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:46 PM

If your going with Windows 7 I would just upgrade the RAM to 4gb, especially if your gaming and everything else looks good

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

Agree with RainbowSix on the PSU recommendation. The Corsair 400CX is all the system needs.

For a pleasant Windows 7 experience, I would like to concur with Steadyhndz and suggest 4GB of DDR3 system memory. This will also be shared with the HD4200 onboard graphics chipset.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 14 July 2010 - 08:56 PM.

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