Is this a good Budget build?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Nar57981, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Nar57981

    Nar57981 New Member

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    I'm trying to make my mom a new budget Pentium D computer for work, are these parts good to use? The budget i'm under is $550, but $10-$20 extra is ok

    Processor: Pentium D 805
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819116001

    Case: Spire BlackFin
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811220008

    Power Supply: DYNAPOWER ATX 12V 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817255009

    Motherboard: ASUS P5RD2
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131590

    RAM: G.SKILL Extreme Series
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231048

    HDD: SAMSUNG SpinPoint 250GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822152025

    CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON (lots of speeds)
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106256

    Floppy Drive: SONY Black Internal
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16821103116

    OS: Windows XP Pro
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16837102062

    Also the case might be this Roswill Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811147042
     
  2. Nar57981

    Nar57981 New Member

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    Forgot to mention, this build is about $554 and the budget is after shipping (no tax from newegg for me)
     
  3. jsquid526

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    Video?

    What about video card? I would get a less powerful PSU for maybe 35 so its a better one than what your looking at. I would also go for a motherboard with more Memory slots for future upgrades. Also what about a sound card? Or are you goin to use onboard video and sound? (Not recommended)
     
  4. Nar57981

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    It's not for games or anything, and the work she's going to be doing is financial, so I don't think that I need a graphics or sound card, and a maxed out 2 gigs on the board is good enough
     
  5. jsquid526

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    Alright well then depending on how much mem your programs take up you should be good but you might need maybe 256mb more but i would hold off on buying that for now. I see reviews on the onboard video processor of the motherboard you chose shows its quite capable of up to date high-end games so it should do just fine for what you want. And a good thing is theres plenty of room to upgrade if needed. All looks good over here captain.
     
  6. Nar57981

    Nar57981 New Member

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    Anyone else have an oopinion on these parts?
     
  7. H-Bomb

    H-Bomb New Member

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    Your mum should have no problems in terms of computing power.
     
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  9. Nar57981

    Nar57981 New Member

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    Alright, i usually don't really look at the rebate things, because i hate dealing with them (and they take forever to get)
    Do you think that theres enough RAM for what she's doing?
    The computer that this would be replacing also has 512, i beleive
     
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  11. jimmymac

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    everything should be fine, as you say your mum will be running financial peices and mostly just normal work on it (with the odd bit of internet i believe)


    For that the system is more than enough

    Hell my dad is still using an AMD K6400mhz and it does everything he needs to run his business from. Even though he has a 2ghz pc sat ready next to it to use that i built from spare parts :s
     

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