Spec Me a Rig (budget Rig)

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Limp Gawd
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hey Guys i need two computers

Both of them would be used for surfing the internet and a little office work, excel,frontpage and Word. things to keep in mind It is a budget build up. So not looking for anything out of the ordinary, These machines will never be gaming wise so don't need to worry about that,

O and the last thing - will be used for watching movies.

Can please some one give me advise on a good quality build up for a decent price,

Budget - $600.00
 

tiraides

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You never answered Rydawg5143's question: Is the $600 limit for one computer or two?

For that price, you may be better off looking for a Dell deal @ gotapex.com. (You could also perform a search for "$600" in these forums....)
 

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Limp Gawd
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i haven't recommended nothing to them i told them i would spec some parts and give them a few options ....just needed a little advise, This is what i got so far, http://configure.us.dell.com/dellst...us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&kc=features~hot_offers_dt

Any other Advise ?

My System Details
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Duo Proc E7200 (2.53GHZ, 3MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Business Bonus-Windows® XP Professional loaded edit
WARRANTY & SERVICE 1 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 1 Year NBD On-Site Service edit

Dell Recommends
Upgrade to 2 years of service and protect your investment!
Upgrade to 2 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 2 Year NBD On-Site Service [add $59]
MONITOR Free upgrade from 19inch E198WFP TO 22inch E228WFP Wide Flat Panel Monitor. edit
MEMORY 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz - 2DIMMs edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Free Upgrade! From DVD to DVD+RW edit
HARD DRIVE 80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™ edit
ENERGY SMART Dell Energy Smart Enabled edit
VIDEO CARD Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 edit
FLOPPY OR MEDIA READER No Floppy Drive edit
MODEM & WIRELESS No Modem Option edit
SOUND Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio edit
PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE No Pre-installed Productivity Software edit
SECURITY No Pre-installed Anti-Virus/Security Software edit
Service
KEYBOARD Dell USB Keyboard edit
MOUSE Dell Scroll Mouse edit
SPEAKERS No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system) edit
ONLINE BUSINESS GROWTH TOOLS Free Microsoft Office Live Small Business edit
ADOBE SOFTWARE Adobe Acrobat Reader edit
My Services & Warranties
DELL DATASAFE™ ONLINE BACKUP No Online Data Back Up Installed edit
AUTOMATED PC TUNE UP No Dell Automated PC Tune Up Installed edit
DIAL-UP INTERNET ACCESS No ISP requested edit
PURCHASE INTENT Purchase is not intended for resale. edit
ALSO INCLUDED WITH YOUR SYSTEM
Labels Vista Premium Downgrade Transactional Desktop
Network Interface Integrated 10/100 Ethernet

Sub-total $578.00
 

SpeedyVV

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Uhmmm, why dont you design a build based of the new AMD 790GX?

It seems like a perfect platform for what you are looking for.

I am not familiar with the AMD cpus, but maybe someone here could spec one out?
 

g1tigi

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I have a random wishlist from newegg that was originally a budget build suggestion for a friend. Mind you, that dell deal seems pretty sweet considering they're even throwing in a monitor!

Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
MSI P31 Neo-F LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX Power Supply - Retail (tho a 300W psu would suffice)
Intel Pentium E2220 Allendale 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2220 - Retail
Transcend JETRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model JM2GDDR2-8K - Retail
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
ASUS EN7300GT SILENT/HTD/512M GeForce 7300GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - OEM
+ a decent DVD+R/-R/RW/etc can be had for less than $30

$529.88 (~560 w/ dvd drive; ~450 minus the OS)
 

tiraides

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Here's a SFF build that would suit each customer's needs:

$85 - Antec NSK1380 microATX case w/ 350W PSU
$67 - Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2H microATX motherboard
$58 - AMD Athlon X2 4600+ (free shipping)
$40 - PNY Optima 2x1GB DDR2 800 (free shipping)
$27 - Samsung SH-S223F (free shipping)
$65 - Western Digital 320GB HDD (free shipping)
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$342 - Subtotal (not including shipping, taxes, or rebates)

You could use the extra money to purchase an OEM Windows license (if each customer needs it) and/or, if they really watch a lot of movies, a BR-ROM optical drive (instead of the DVD burner I chose... which I did only because it cost less than most similar DVD-ROM drives after shipping was factored in).

As for a Dell deal, you could also try this one (for example):

For $499, get a Dell Inspiron 530 with 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor ($200 value), 3GB of DDR2 SDRAM ($100 value), 500GB hard drive ($100 value), 16x DVD+/-RW double layer burner, Windows Vista Home Premium ($30 value), and a 1 year warranty. Expires 8/18/08.
 

SpeedyVV

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Here is an attempt at an AMD build with the new 790GP mobo:

1 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM $24.99
1 WD Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $43.99
1 Patriot 2GB DDR2 DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) PSD22G6672 - Retail $37.99
1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz - Retail $66.00
1 Antec NSK4480 Black/ Silver ATX Mid Tower - 380W Power Supply - Retail $79.95
1 GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD $144.99
Subtotal: $397.91

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=12565307&WishListTitle=AMD

Oh, I agree with tiraides, for movies I would also replace DVD bburner with a Blue Ray drive.
 

engiNURD

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If you build it yourself and don't mind supporting them later on, then tiraides' build is great.

...
  • E7200 (2.53GHZ, 3MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB)
  • Windows Vista® Business
  • E228WFP Wide Flat Panel Monitor
  • 2GB DDR2 667MHz - 2DIMMs
  • DVD+RW SATA
  • 80GB SATA
  • Intel GMA3100
  • Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
  • Dell USB Keyboard
  • Dell Scroll Mouse
$578.00

I just bought nearly the same system for an aunt, but with a 250GB HDD for only $499. Well, I changed to an optical mouse (I can't believe the still sell ball mice!) for an extra $10, so $509, plus taxes and free shipping came out to $560. I'm guessing yours is higher cuz of the XP Pro/Vista Business thing. They most likely don't need Business, and Home Premium should be enough for their needs.
 
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