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Newb needs help with building a computer


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EmericaKid

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Hello, I'm not new to computers but I have little to no experience with actually building them. I recently accquired a nice flatscreen moniter with keyboard & mouse from a friend. It didn't come with a tower so I need help on deciding what to buy. I have a new seagate 120gb hard drive that I can use on this machine. I don't plan on doing a big amount of gaming but a little here and there. Mostly I'll just be using it for surfing the web and other misc tasks. Any ideas on what I should look at getting? I'm thinking a price range around $200 - $300 is this reasonable? Thanks again.

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the amount youre willing to spend is not nearly enough to build a computer. A cheap motherboard will be about 60-100 bux, ram you can get for about 50, cheap processor about 100 or more(depending on the brand socket type etc.), cheap video card about 70-100, then you still need a case and a power supply lookin at anywhere from 50-250, and if it needs a sound card youre lookin at anywhere from 20 to 140.
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