• Building computer for my mom, $200-$300, barely has to do anything.
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[QUOTE=OIFY_only;15762236]we are too cool for LAzyV and RUsty100[/QUOTE] And now Rusty100's too cool for hezzy.
[url]http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e16883220006&guid=ebe2b587233d46238f36ed056a066e2b[/url] ASUS eee box. You don't even have to bootstrap WinXP to use internet (and I believe e-mail.) Ugly pink version is 299.99 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220007[/url]
That's what I was thinking of when I mentioned the Eee Top earlier.
Or, if you really want to build a box you could do this: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856167032[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231163[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136195[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106300[/url] An MSI wind barebone, 2 gigs of 533 RAM, Intel ATOM at 1.6 GHz, an 80 gig HD and an 8x BLU RAY reader. I'd have to calculate power usage though, it is only a 65 watt PSU. An extra 5 bucks will get you 160 GB of HD space from the same brand (Western Digital.) [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075[/url] All for around 300. Not to mention it's the size of a book. EDIT: [url]http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power[/url] Says it has enough power I believe. Someone else please check.
[QUOTE=ImOnTheBall;15813381]Or, if you really want to build a box you could do this: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856167032[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231163[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136195[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106300[/url] An MSI wind barebone, 2 gigs of 533 RAM, Intel ATOM at 1.6 GHz, an 80 gig HD and an 8x BLU RAY reader. I'd have to calculate power usage though, it is only a 65 watt PSU. An extra 5 bucks will get you 160 GB of HD space from the same brand (Western Digital.) [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075[/url] All for around 300. Not to mention it's the size of a book. EDIT: [url]http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power[/url] Says it has enough power I believe. Someone else please check.[/QUOTE] I would say 65 watts is enough for an atom/2GB 553. Also, ditch the Blu-Ray drive. Nobody needs one yet.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15814829]ditch the Blu-Ray drive. Nobody needs one yet.[/QUOTE] unless they want to play blu-ray movies? what do you suggest we read these disks with then
I have a budget build ready [I]EXPRESSLY[/I] for the purpose of spending as little as possible. Case: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147112[/url] $30 Motherboard: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157160[/url] $55 CPU: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103188[/url] $40 HDD: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136195[/url] $35 PSU: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159044[/url] $29 RAM: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134217[/url] $16 CD/DVD Drive: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106274[/url] $18 For a total of $218 I just can't lower the price anymore without significantly impacting the quality. (Like the PSU; I could make it $15 cheaper... if you wanted it to explode. Or I could get a mobo that's 10 dollars cheaper with a truly fail built-in GPU)
Rosewill low range PSUs are OK.
[QUOTE=reapaninja;15815609]unless they want to play blu-ray movies? what do you suggest we read these disks with then[/QUOTE] Blu-ray, IMO, is the last gasp of a dying medium.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15814829]I would say 65 watts is enough for an atom/2GB 553. Also, ditch the Blu-Ray drive. Nobody needs one yet.[/QUOTE] I sort of did that on purpose, I thought to include a Blu-Ray drive incase the person likes to play Blu-Ray movies. If not then you get a less expensive build that is just as useful. [QUOTE=Prismatex;15820456]Blu-ray, IMO, is the last gasp of a dying medium.[/QUOTE] It may be. I wouldn't be sure of that yet. I do, however, know a few people (myself not included) that actually use Blu-Ray.
[QUOTE=reapaninja;15815609]unless they want to play blu-ray movies? what do you suggest we read these disks with then[/QUOTE] I don't know, a $20 DVD burner?
since when can you read Blu Ray disks with DVD readers
Who said she's going to watch blu rays with it?
[QUOTE=lemongrapes;15819778]Rosewill low range PSUs are OK.[/QUOTE] I love you.
Rosewill makes great PSUs. It's one of the few brands I trust.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15850999]Rosewill makes great PSUs. It's one of the few brands I trust.[/QUOTE] said the terrorist, strapping a bomb to his chest in the plane's bathroom
[QUOTE=TheMadness;15856169]said the terrorist, strapping a bomb to him chest in the plane's bathroom[/QUOTE] Why can't we live in peace? Rosewill make pretty good middle to lower end PSU's.
[QUOTE=sbradford27;15722924][img]http://filesmelt.com/Imagehosting/pics/410b0e04b235243b393a08e277bbf86f.JPG[/img][/QUOTE] Never buy anything from ecs. So many things wrong it rages me just to think about them.
Has anyone ever bought a Rosewill PSU, or are you all just saying it sucks because of bandwagon hate?
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15862379]Has anyone ever bought a Rosewill PSU, or are you all just saying it sucks because of bandwagon hate?[/QUOTE] I bought a 500 watt and I've had it for 4 months without a problem.
[QUOTE=Ins4ne;15858681]Never buy anything from ecs. So many things wrong it rages me just to think about them.[/QUOTE] I use the ECS Elitegroup GF8200A ATX motherboard. It hasn't given me any problems. [editline]07:52PM[/editline] [QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15862379]Has anyone ever bought a Rosewill PSU, or are you all just saying it sucks because of bandwagon hate?[/QUOTE] I use a 550W Rosewill. I run a 95W CPU and a 1Gb GTS 250. No explosions.
Would be better to go prebuild in this case.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15862379]Has anyone ever bought a Rosewill PSU, or are you all just saying it sucks because of bandwagon hate?[/QUOTE] i used a rosewill 530 w for my old 7600gs build, 2800+ and a m132 mobo.
"hey guys, I bought this cheap case and it functions like a case normally would" this doesn't mean the case is good quality, functions correctly or will last a long time
I'm using a Rosewill 750W, and it's worked perfectly so far, Also has a blue LED that lights up my feet . I had to change some stuff at the last minute to account for shipping, and here we are. No splosions.
...and then you have the people who'd rate the case as perfect because is has lights and a window and a door and other unnecessary things that do nothing to the actual function of the case and even if the case had partly fallen apart and had the airflow of a brick they'd still claim it's the best thing since sliced bread
Thats not why I like it, it does it's job very well, I don't have a window on my case, but I like being able to see under my desk, because I keep stuff there. My case isn't perfect, and neither is my PSU, but they do the job to suit what I need. I said it's WORKED perfectly so far, not that it is instantly more powerful and likable because of the blue LED. It's just a nice touch. I would say Rosewill is more bandwagon hate than actual problems. If I built another computer, I wouldn't mind using one again.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15862379]Has anyone ever bought a Rosewill PSU, or are you all just saying it sucks because of bandwagon hate?[/QUOTE] I bought one and it blew at post, the RMA took 3 weeks that one worked for 2 monthes the died
[QUOTE=JohnEdwards;15912706]I bought one and it blew at post, the RMA took 3 weeks that one worked for 2 monthes the died[/QUOTE] That's just unlucky. I've built at least 20 computers with Rosewill power supplies, and none of them have had any issues. Edit: None power supply related.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;15914130]That's just unlucky. I've built at least 20 computers with Rosewill power supplies, and none of them have had any issues.[/QUOTE] cool
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