• Building computer for my mom, $200-$300, barely has to do anything.
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[QUOTE=Zorlok;15726198]ASRock board = no thanks PSU = no thanks Case = so so Everything else is fine.[/QUOTE] I think Rosewill make good PSU's for lower end computers, I would in no way suggest them for a med gaming computer. Although, I will change the Asrock MoBo.
[QUOTE=SomeFaggot;15726225]I think Rosewill make good PSU's for lower end computers, I would in no way suggest them for a med gaming computer.[/QUOTE] Well, the one in my R379 case (the freebie) is still running fine. Although I still don't trust them.
Shit, you don't need more than an Atom.
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128342[/url] - New Mobo. Ram will still be fine. [editline]01:41PM[/editline] [QUOTE=Prismatex;15726266]Shit, you don't need more than an Atom.[/QUOTE] While this is true, as long as it comes under budget, it'll do.
[url]https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/publicWishDetail.aspx?wishlistnumber=11934246[/url] Atom 230, Ion board, 1GB DDR2 667, 250GB Seagate, 400W PSU, Rosewill case, Samsung DVD burner $290 before TS&R. If you don't plan on watching HD video or doing things that a 945 can't handle, get that one $65 Intel board.
[QUOTE=Prismatex;15726451][url]https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/publicWishDetail.aspx?wishlistnumber=11934246[/url] Atom 230, Ion board, 1GB DDR2 667, 250GB Seagate, 400W PSU, Rosewill case, Samsung DVD burner $290 before TS&R. If you don't plan on watching HD video or doing things that a 945 can't handle, get that one $65 Intel board.[/QUOTE] Is the 400w necessary? And I've never heard of that brand, I'm guessing you have bought from them before. [editline]01:55PM[/editline] Will a Mini-ITX board screw into that case?
Hipro is actually a very good oem brand.
Why not go witha simple intel atom mini itx build?
[QUOTE=sbradford27;15726499]Hipro is actually a very good oem brand.[/QUOTE] Never heard of them until now, but I'll keep them in mind when I'm selecting parts.
[QUOTE=SomeFaggot;15726480]Is the 400w necessary? And I've never heard of that brand, I'm guessing you have bought from them before. [editline]01:55PM[/editline] Will a Mini-ITX board screw into that case?[/QUOTE] It's a normal ATX case afaik, so no.
E2200? It's as cheap as fuck, and 2.2GHz is a fine clock for emails.
[url]http://www.aleutia.com/products/h1-hotel-pc[/url] $299 usd, fanless, VESA mountable, can play 1080P with hdmi and all. Probably too much, but hey. She can hook it to the back of her TV if she wants to, and get a wireless mouse + keyboard. I know I'd want one.
[QUOTE=Denzo;15727130]It's a normal ATX case afaik, so no.[/QUOTE] You can stick a mini-ITX board in any ATX or micro ATX case. :downs:
what about a intel atom pc with a gig of ram and a 160 gig HDD if she only does web browsing and word processing?. its small,quiet,efficient enough something like this [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101079[/url]
Lol I ended up with something less then 200 bucks, but you can go add in a better PSU if you want to make it more then 200. [url]https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=11940166[/url]
[QUOTE=cryticfarm;15737402]Lol I ended up with something less then 200 bucks, but you can go add in a better PSU if you want to make it more then 200. [url]https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=11940166[/url][/QUOTE] You can't link to your secure wishlist like that, it just tries to find one on my account
[QUOTE=i have no name;15736373]what about a intel atom pc with a gig of ram and a 160 gig HDD if she only does web browsing and word processing?. its small,quiet,efficient enough something like this [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101079[/url][/QUOTE] I think this would be a good idea, It'd be great for web browsing and the like.
Hell, just get her an Eee Top or the like. She'll think it's cute.
[QUOTE=Prismatex;15739053]Hell, just get her an Eee Top or the like. She'll think it's cute.[/QUOTE] She's used to her layout right now, and she probably can't adjust to something new. It'd just be easier for everybody if I built one. Plus I'd have more fun doing it.
Really? Oh wait, the Eee Top isn't what I was thinking of. [editline]01:59PM[/editline] MSI has some nice Wind desktops. [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LnEw_LNVLz4/SDHpkIWJkvI/AAAAAAAAACc/eC6yRmtBLtM/s400/MSI_Wind_Desktop_1.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=VassikinX3;15738328]You can't link to your secure wishlist like that, it just tries to find one on my account[/QUOTE] [url]https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/publicWishDetail.aspx?wishlistnumber=11940166[/url] Fixed.
I'm going to try this again. this time with less of my own concern for a fast CPU. [url]http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14156548[/url] $208.95 Mini-ITX build.
[QUOTE=cryticfarm;15740359][url]https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/publicWishDetail.aspx?wishlistnumber=11940166[/url] Fixed.[/QUOTE] The DVD burner is sold out, any alternative? I doubt she really needs a burner, but a reader would be nice. [editline]09:58PM[/editline] [QUOTE=cryticfarm;15740359][url]https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/publicWishDetail.aspx?wishlistnumber=11940166[/url] Fixed.[/QUOTE] The DVD burner is sold out, any alternative? I doubt she really needs a burner, but a reader would be nice.
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220006[/url]
[QUOTE=christarp100;15741621][url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220006[/url][/QUOTE] BUILDING computer for my mom.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15740500]I'm going to try this again. this time with less of my own concern for a fast CPU. [url]http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14156548[/url] $208.95 Mini-ITX build.[/QUOTE] That's like the exact same as mine except with 2 gigs of ram.
[QUOTE=cryticfarm;15742387]That's like the exact same as mine except with 2 gigs of ram.[/QUOTE] We posted at the same time, what are you bitching about? [editline]11:19PM[/editline] I call it: Hivemind
[QUOTE=VassikinX3;15741697]BUILDING computer for my mom.[/QUOTE] i have one of these and it works perfectly for what you want it to do, why do you want to waste time building it?
[QUOTE=christarp100;15742947]i have one of these and it works perfectly for what you want it to do, why do you want to waste time building it?[/QUOTE] Because you get more for your money, because it's good experience, because of e-peen. There are tons of reasons to build a computer.
[QUOTE=christarp100;15742947]i have one of these and it works perfectly for what you want it to do, why do you want to waste time building it?[/QUOTE] Because building it can get a slightly better machine, and I just want to build a computer, what's so wrong about that?
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