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650 to spend on a new computer..

By LxTrix
Aug 20, 2007
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  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: 20,757   +157

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

    LxTrix TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 92

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,757   +157

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

    LxTrix TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 92

    The cheapest i found that tower was 460 on Amazon.com 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 Newcomer, in training 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)
    AMD ANTHLON DUAL CORE PROCESSOR 2.79 GHX (5600)
    GEFORCE 7800 256MB DDR2 GRAPHICS CARD
    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: 20,757   +157

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

    rapzkilla Newcomer, in training 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 Newcomer, in training 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 Newcomer, in training 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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