Help me build a computer

brian10jones

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im looking to build a computer, not for gaming but just to browse the web on and occasionally watch some videos with no lag. i may even want to watch some hd video files as well as i have my computer hooked up to my tv. im looking for a build in the 300-400 dollar range, nothing fancy but i just need to upgrade from what im running on now, i need everything But an OS


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the next week

BUDGET RANGE: $400 or less

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: watch HD movies, internet usage and basic school apps

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (I have XP home that I can use and save ~$80)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
 

Fortunex

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AMD Athlon X2 7850 Kuma + ASUS M4A78-E motherboard combo -$183.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.198663

Antec 300 case + Antec earthwatts 380w PSU combo -$84.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.196654

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory -$46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM -$74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Total: $395.91

If you need a DVD burner, you can downsize the hard drive to something like this:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

to fit it into your budget.