650 to spend on a new computer..

Build a PC
By LxTrix
Aug 20, 2007
  1. Sorry i didn't know where else to post this. My friend wants me to help her find a computer for 650 or less. I been looking at Acer but am unsure. She would perfer to buy it at a store but if i can get it shipped within a week she doesn't mind buying it online.

    I know she would use it for dvd burning, internet, music and alittle bit of gaming (The Sims 2) I need advice. Thanks.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,911   +203

    Are you talking about a laptop or a desktop computer?
  3. LxTrix

    LxTrix TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,911   +203

    This HP looks good to me...
  5. LxTrix

    LxTrix TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

    The cheapest i found that tower was 460 on and then i think the onitor is worth at least 170 and the printer around 100? So i think its a preety good deal. I dont know anything else about HPs so i hope it wont give any surprises.
  6. rapzkilla

    rapzkilla TS Rookie Posts: 60

    hay advice!

    Just build your own pc because manufacturers will mess you up. Infact i just built my new computer yesterday and it cost me $600 in total but its better than buying one from a store.. i have a

    2GB DDR2 RAM
    160GB Prim HARD DISK (Win Xp PRo SP 2)
    80GB Secondary Hard Disk (Windows Vista)
    MSI motherboard with built in ATI RADEON 128MB RAM Video
    CD/DVD/DVD+/CD+ With Lightscribe Tech
    400 WATS ATX Multi
    2 Main Fans
    1 Cpu Fan and of course the power supply

    Yup that for 600 bucks and i can max my ram out to 4GB and also run 5 Hard Drives... well if she is looking for a laptop, just go to best buy, they have some cheap laptops or wallmart. If its a desktop, just build one for her.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,911   +203

    I build my own minus keyboard, mouse and monitor for $400
  8. rapzkilla

    rapzkilla TS Rookie Posts: 60

    what are the specs though? mine is only 600 because i bought stuff so that i can do multiple things
  9. yakwhacker

    yakwhacker TS Rookie Posts: 39

    custom builds, always the way to go. I have:

    Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    2GB PC6400 DDR2
    400GB Seagate SATA2
    80GB Seagate SATA1 (backup)
    MSI K9N Neo Mobo
    600W Cooler Master PS
    Sapphire Radeon X1950 512MB DDR2 PCI-E 16X
    Sony DVD Burner
    Generic DVD/CDR Combo Drive
    Thermaltake Mini-Volcano for Socket AM2
    Soundblaster X-FI
    Logitech LX-710 Mouse+Keyboard Combo (Wireless)

    All this was about $800 about 4 months ago.
  10. yakwhacker

    yakwhacker TS Rookie Posts: 39

    And for god's sake,DONT BUY A SLIMLINE. Not only are they nearly impossible to upgrade, but they're hard to service and heat is a problem. Beware major manufacturers- low-end and even sometimes mid-range deals are a junky computer with bells and whistles attached (like monitor, printer, etc).
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