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guttermouth punk

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Its for my girlfriend... so no gaming. Mainly used for IM'ing, internet surfing, and photoshop / picture editing.

ATRIX 4in1 Combo CSCI-L8010-C4 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Prescott Version Power Supply - Retail:

Western Digital Caviar WD800BB 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM:

ENVISION ECT710g Black 17" CRT Monitor D-Sub - Retail:

ECS NFORCE3-A Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail:

PNY VCG62128APB Geforce 6200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail:

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail:

AMD Sempron 64 2500+ Palermo 800MHz HT Socket 754 Processor Model SDA2500BXBOX - Retail:

Total w/ Shipping: $497.81

Anything I could change, to keep it under $500 would be good.
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We have been working on putting some budget shopping lists together i this is our $500 system it might suit you and would be better than the system you put together there.
Thanks go to Gerry he put this config together and we all think its a good deal, only big difference between what you put together and this is the CPU is faster and it has less ram and a CD/DVD drive.

CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)

ATX Computer Cases
APEX PC-115 Beige Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply

Internal Hard Drives

Western Digital Caviar WD400BB 40GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM

You might want to change the drive larger or even smaller its up to you and how much space you think she might need.

Monitors - CRT
SONY CPD-G220S White 17" CRT Monitor D-Sub - Retail
Model #: CPD-G220S

A 17 inch sony trinitron monitor--get 'em while they are still around. Flat screen CRT, crisp colors, bright.

AMD-compatible Motherboards
BIOSTAR TForce6100 Socket 754 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

This particular board has integrated video, audio, lan, as expected. A full complement of usb, and support for RAID. Not too shabby. It's a small atx, though, with only two pci slots and one pci express x1 and 1 pci express x16. Only two DDR slots though.

Logitech S-100 5 watts RMS 2.0 Speaker - OEM


MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Sleeve Case Cooling Fan - Retail

Need a fan for the case. Not too loud and masscool fans are generally reliable

Logitech Internet Pro Desktop 967451-0403 White PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard Mouse Included

Memory - System

G.SKILL 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory

One stick of 512mb to get you started and take up only one slot, leaving the other open for expansion later. Gskill is generally pretty solid RAM, you can add another 512 but a interweb an WP system doesnt need a full gig really.

AMD Sempron 64 3000+ Palermo 800MHz HT Socket 754 Processor

Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM

TOTAL PRICE: $492.93
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