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Windows 7: need a 300 dollar build


22 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
need a 300 dollar build

so im making a computer for my dad that is a 300 dollar or less build... need the hdd, mobo with intergrated graphic, case, cpu, psu, ram, and possibly monitor... this will be used for office purposes so pretty much be able to run outlook, word and the internet...


Dont care what cpu rig just keep it cheap, if AMD would like a Athlon II x2 or higher
if Intel prefer a i3 or higher

Also would like if the mobo is a micro atx (wanna save some space)


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22 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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22 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

kinda have a problem with the cpu, the sempron is a very old proccessor
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22 Aug 2010   #4

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

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23 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Build it yourself and get more machine:

Here's a nice basic Intel barebones system for $249 at tigerdirect.com, just add OS

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7070&CatId=333

Nice basic AMD barebones system for $209.99 just add OS:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6495&CatId=332


Monitor for $69

I-Inc IK141ABB 14 Widescreen LED Monitor - 720p, 1366x768, 16:9, 500:1 Native, 8ms, Tilt, VGA at TigerDirect.com

(Ubuntu Linx is free ( http://www.ubuntu.com/ ), comes with open office which will do most office tasks well and can be set to use MS office file extensions as the default)

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Refurbished WinXP machines starting at $99

Refurbished Windows XP PCs, Refurbished Windows XP Desktops, Refurbished Windows XP Desktop PCs at TigerDirect.com

Refurbished Windows 7 machines starting at $229

Refurbished Windows 7 PCs, Refurbished Windows 7 Desktop, Refurbished Windows 7 Desktop PCs at TigerDirect.com
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23 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you want a cheap machine that includes a license for a Windows OS, I'd suggest a refurbished machine.
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23 Aug 2010   #7

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

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23 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, $300 is going to be extremely difficult to hit if you want a Windows operating system to be included and a monitor. And I will assume that Linux isn't desired as you said your dad wants to use Outlook.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1 View Post
Dont care what cpu rig just keep it cheap, if AMD would like a Athlon II x2 or higher
if Intel prefer a i3 or higher
You do realize that the cheapest core i3 CPU is about $125 and the cheapest core i5 is around $180. Kinda hard to get everything else for $120.
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23 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Dell refurb, complete w/os is the only place you might come close for $300 or less
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24 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Yeah, $300 is going to be extremely difficult to hit if you want a Windows operating system to be included and a monitor. And I will assume that Linux isn't desired as you said your dad wants to use Outlook.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1 View Post
Dont care what cpu rig just keep it cheap, if AMD would like a Athlon II x2 or higher
if Intel prefer a i3 or higher
You do realize that the cheapest core i3 CPU is about $125 and the cheapest core i5 is around $180. Kinda hard to get everything else for $120.
Agreed,
@illway1 => Seriously.....an I3 as a minimum for a basic business computer, a little over kill don't you think. the Intel E5300 at 2.6 ghz will more than suffice for this build. You can run Outlook using crossover office if that is the only stopper, but Thunderbird can give you the same functionality including calendars (lightning add-on), tasks, etc for free and I doubt that he is running an exchange server or you would not be talking about $300 max for a build.

Crossover office available at: CodeWeavers delivers Compatibility for Mac and Linux. Your Windows Mac and Linux CrossOver solution - CodeWeavers
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