1. Post #1
    VassikinX3's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,205 Posts
    My moms computer is old as shit, it shipped with windows 95, and we've been running XP for a few years, but it's sluggish as fuck (about 30 minutes to boot, 10 to load the desktop, 10 to open any programs). We have an OS, and I'm sure we can just use the case we have unless there's a really cheap one that looks nice, as our current one is an ugly generic grey one.

    She only does some typing, emailing, and occasionally goes online, it doesn't need to be able to run games good or anything (though if it would be possible in the price range, that'd be awesome).

  2. Post #2
    CrazySpray's Avatar
    July 2007
    338 Posts
    Are you in America?

  3. Post #3
    VassikinX3's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,205 Posts
    Yeah, probably should have put that in somewhere.

  4. Post #4
    CrazySpray's Avatar
    July 2007
    338 Posts
    I should have worked it out from 'mom'.

  5. Post #5
    VassikinX3's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,205 Posts
    I should have worked it out from 'mom'.
    I'm sure there's some people that aren't american that say mom over mum.

  6. Post #6
    CrazySpray's Avatar
    July 2007
    338 Posts
    Do you have a screen?

  7. Post #7
    VassikinX3's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,205 Posts
    Do you have a screen?
    Yeah, a VGA one.

  8. Post #8
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    Brodi's Avatar
    February 2005
    955 Posts
    To be honest, for that much it is almost better to buy a prebuilt. Check out HP or Gateway, they have nice computers on the cheap.

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    sbradford27's Avatar
    April 2009
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  10. Post #10
    Thorgal's Avatar
    May 2009
    159 Posts
    I'd go for a bigger Hard Drive, 80Gb is really tight - even for a mom/mum.

  11. Post #11
    sbradford27's Avatar
    April 2009
    25 Posts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075
    There we go and he is at 300 dollars almost exactly.

  12. Post #12
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    Arsonist's Avatar
    October 2005
    2,135 Posts
    For something like this don't bother with newegg, thats too high end.

    You need to find a site like this that sells compact computers in the US

  13. Post #13
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    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    Laptop or desktop?

    Edit:

    I'm assuming you already have the peripherals.


  14. Post #14
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    July 2007
    1,062 Posts

  15. Post #15
    sbradford27's Avatar
    April 2009
    25 Posts
    Laptop or desktop?

    Edit:

    I'm assuming you already have the peripherals.

    Better cpu but only a gig of ram and a crappy psu.

  16. Post #16
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    Peavy262's Avatar
    September 2006
    2,641 Posts
    It's funny. Look how good that is for the price and than look at this

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218043607320

  17. Post #17
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    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    Better cpu but only a gig of ram and a crappy psu.
    It barely has to do shit, and the PSU is almost overkill for a cheap build like this.

  18. Post #18
    Thorgal's Avatar
    May 2009
    159 Posts
    Go for a nice, slim, prebuilt - should do the trick.

  19. Post #19
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    Denzo's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,922 Posts
    Better cpu but only a gig of ram and a crappy psu.
    Well, it might be a crappy PSU, but you don't know shit about PSU's it seems. 460 watt and 4GB RAM for a machine that's only used for internetting and Word?

    A 460 Watt PSU is enough to power a high-end gaming machine ( with one graphics card ).

    300 watts would be fine.

  20. Post #20
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    Zorlok's Avatar
    June 2007
    14,604 Posts
    He also needs to brush up on his CPUs as well. The E7400 is suitable for some gaming...it is total overkill when it comes to what this guy's mom wants to do.

  21. Post #21
    sbradford27's Avatar
    April 2009
    25 Posts
    Who cares if it doesn't have to do much wouldn't it be nicer if it ran better? Also the 460 watts psu was just because it is a cheaper reputable brand.

  22. Post #22
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    Zorlok's Avatar
    June 2007
    14,604 Posts
    Who cares if it doesn't have to do much wouldn't it be nicer if it ran better?

    You're grasping at straws now.


    I use that shitbox AMD build I posted a while ago for web browsing. It uses a BE-2300 CPU/2GB DDR2 667/5400 RPM Seagate drive, and it runs just fine. In terms of strictly checking emails and word processing it's just fast as my gaming machine, because I'm not requesting much from it.

  23. Post #23
    sbradford27's Avatar
    April 2009
    25 Posts
    You're grasping at straws now.


    I use that shitbox AMD build I posted a while ago for web browsing. It uses a BE-2300 CPU/2GB DDR2 667/5400 RPM Seagate drive, and it runs just fine. In terms of strictly checking emails and word processing it's just fast as my gaming machine, because I'm not requesting much from it.
    Why am grasping at straws even people who barely use computers can tell when there isn't much ram they won't say "there isn't enough ram in this computer" they will just say it is slow. My grandma has a computer that came with 512mb of ram and she could tell it was slow so I am upgrading it to 2 gigs.

  24. Post #24
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    Zorlok's Avatar
    June 2007
    14,604 Posts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103187

    Unfortunately it is deactivated, because that's a very nice budget CPU. It is perfect for a build like this guy's mom wants.

  25. Post #25
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    SomeFaggot's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,175 Posts
    I might have missed something.

    :clint:

  26. Post #26
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    Zorlok's Avatar
    June 2007
    14,604 Posts
    Why am grasping at straws even people who barely use computers can tell when there isn't much ram they won't say "there isn't enough ram in this computer" they will just say it is slow. My grandma has a computer that came with 512mb of ram and she could tell it was slow so I am upgrading it to 2 gigs.


    You're missing my point.


    The E7400 is not a 'crappy' CPU. It is overkill for what this guy's mom wants to do, and so that AMD CPU in your build. Yours is not going to have any noticeable speed increase when it comes to word processing and checking emails. If you honestly think it will, just stop posting here.

    I am not faulting you on the RAM. I would rather 2GB, even though 1GB is going to be fine if they stuck a Linux distribution or even XP on it.

  27. Post #27
    sbradford27's Avatar
    April 2009
    25 Posts
    I might have missed something.

    :clint:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116677
    You could throw this in and it would be just over 300 and could get windows 7 in the future.

    Edited:

    You're missing my point.


    The E7400 is not a 'crappy' CPU. It is overkill for what this guy's mom wants to do, and so that AMD CPU in your build. Yours is not going to have any noticeable speed increase when it comes to word processing and checking emails. If you honestly think it will, just stop posting here.
    Better cpu but only a gig of ram and a crappy psu.
    I said it was a better cpu.

  28. Post #28
    turbo buttes
    Zorlok's Avatar
    June 2007
    14,604 Posts
    Okay I thought you saying yours had a better CPU, and his had the crappy stuff.

  29. Post #29
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    SomeFaggot's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,175 Posts
    Anyone have any critique for what I've put together?

  30. Post #30
    turbo buttes
    Zorlok's Avatar
    June 2007
    14,604 Posts
    ASRock board = no thanks

    PSU = no thanks

    Case = so so

    Everything else is fine.

    Edited:

    The only reason I say go with the better cpus and ram is cause it will need fewer upgrades in the future.


    Er...that is common sense.

  31. Post #31
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    SomeFaggot's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,175 Posts
    ASRock board = no thanks

    PSU = no thanks

    Case = so so

    Everything else is fine.
    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.

  32. Post #32
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    Zorlok's Avatar
    June 2007
    14,604 Posts
    I think Rosewill make good PSU's for lower end computers, I would in no way suggest them for a med gaming computer.


    Well, the one in my R379 case (the freebie) is still running fine. Although I still don't trust them.

  33. Post #33
    Shit, you don't need more than an Atom.

  34. Post #34
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    SomeFaggot's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,175 Posts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128342 - New Mobo.

    Ram will still be fine.

    Edited:

    Shit, you don't need more than an Atom.
    While this is true, as long as it comes under budget, it'll do.

  35. Post #35
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/p...umber=11934246
    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.

  36. Post #36
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    SomeFaggot's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,175 Posts
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/p...umber=11934246
    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.
    Is the 400w necessary? And I've never heard of that brand, I'm guessing you have bought from them before.

    Edited:

    Will a Mini-ITX board screw into that case?

  37. Post #37
    sbradford27's Avatar
    April 2009
    25 Posts
    Hipro is actually a very good oem brand.

  38. Post #38
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    Sgt Pringles's Avatar
    April 2008
    2,959 Posts
    Why not go witha simple intel atom mini itx build?

  39. Post #39
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    SomeFaggot's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,175 Posts
    Hipro is actually a very good oem brand.
    Never heard of them until now, but I'll keep them in mind when I'm selecting parts.

  40. Post #40
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    Denzo's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,922 Posts
    Is the 400w necessary? And I've never heard of that brand, I'm guessing you have bought from them before.

    Edited:

    Will a Mini-ITX board screw into that case?
    It's a normal ATX case afaik, so no.