james129

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Ok, my dad needs a new computer and he doesn't want to pay much for it. It will be used for email and internet browsing and thats about it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks BUDGET RANGE: $350 is the absolute most...would prefer cheaper though

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: email and surfing the internet and music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (examples: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, os....basically he just needs the actual computer and thats it

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg but will consider any with a good rep

PARTS PREFERENCES: any

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Idk but he keeps it low....probably somewhere around 1028x764

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet would be better but as good of performance as possible for the price

What i have so far is this

Motherboard: ECS BLACK SERIES GF8200A (V1.0) AM2+/AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI $69.99
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813135085 )

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz $59.99 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819103300 )

Ram: OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $35.99 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820227269 )

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W $39.99 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139008 )

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 $44.99 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119106 )

HD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM $49.99 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098 )

Total Price: $300 after mail in rebates

I am open to any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Ok $320.54 with ship less MIR?
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james129

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Will that case keep everything running cool? I know the system wont be under load so it shouldn't get overly hot, but my dad also wont check the temps every once in awhile to make sure they are ok.
 

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Check load temps with orthos when you get it....if you don't want to wait for shipping just order some fans of the correct mm to attach to the machine...