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Need advice on comp parts

old computer is a toast, and I want to build one.
need advice on CPU, Mobo, Graphics card (what's good, but dropped in price due to newer parts are out, in other words - smart money)
not going to be a gaming PC... maybe simple games for my son, nothing too heavy. Not looking for cutting edge techology ether. want to stick to Intel.
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I dig the Intel cpu's, but you'll find plenty of AMD fans out there. Intel is the current leader though. For Mobo's I like Asus, Evga, Gigabyte, MSI. For video cards, the GeForce 8800 series which is made by all the different manufacturers is ok.
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If not gaming and mostly doing business type apps its hard to beat a prebuilt machine from dell or similar for price.

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If not gaming and mostly doing business type apps its hard to beat a prebuilt machine from dell or similar for price.
+1, check Dell Outlet and places like Tiger direct.

I just picked up an AMD 64 with 2gb of memory, DVD player / CD Burner, 7200RPM HDD and a decent onboard video card with Windows XP for my parents for like $400 and change.

Intel is very available.

My recommindations are simple

2gigs of memory
windows XP (vista downgrade if you can, so you can upgrade when Vista is better)
and spend the rest on monitor and hard drive.

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If not gaming and mostly doing business type apps its hard to beat a prebuilt machine from dell or similar for price.
this is true. you can get a nicely equipped intel duo core with 19" analog lcd for under $450 if you wait for a deal. dell just started their "dell days of deals" too.

or if you really want to buy one, microcenter currently has a deal on an intel quad core (oem) 2.5ghz + 2gB ocz gold ddr2 (2 x 1gB sticks) for $250. that's a good place to start
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Just make sure you get tons of space for the pr0n. I have a 500 gig a 100 gig and an external 500 gig. That's alot of pr0n.

I got a sweeeet deal on a desktop a few months back from dell.. quadcore, 8800 GT. Should run the latest games at the best FPS 1100 out the door with 22 inch ultrasharp.

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shiiiit, with quad core you can play 4 porn movies at the same time ...
I was building all my PC's prior to last one ... on last one I thought - [email protected] it, it's just not worth it ... got HP Pavilion Media Center ... looks good on paper - crap inside. Mobo died, HP asked for replacement $300, replaced with compatable off-brand (same MB under different name) for $40 ... that $40 tells you how good it is this time want to go back to building, I know it's same money or even more ... but I know exactly what I am building ...
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find a mobo with the features you want (sli, raid, firewire, onboard stuff, etc) - I'm particular to MSI boards myself.
nvidia 9600gt...under $200 and supposed to be awesome for the price
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If not gaming and mostly doing business type apps its hard to beat a prebuilt machine from dell or similar for price.
but if you don't want the extra pre-loaded garbage you could get a barebones kit from Newegg or Tigerdirect

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but if you don't want the extra pre-loaded garbage you could get a barebones kit from Newegg or Tigerdirect
I manually reload all my computers from scratch.

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I manually reload all my computers from scratch.
I don't blame ya.......that pre-load stuff drives me nuts. I usually just build. I can usually find more for my money and make myself familiar with what I have. I find that when somthing does go wrong that way I'm better prepared to deal with it.

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Building is great but buying prebuilt usually includes a windows license, which is nice unless you're into the whole piracy thing.

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thnx
I will have OS, not hacked, legit ... don't need to spend money on that, going thru newegg right now
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Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600) for $200 at MicroCenter. Thats the processor I would go with.

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