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04-11-06, 02:45 PM
I have a friend that wants to buy a cheap computer. At this point, I do not know how much he can afford, and I do not think that he really knows what he wants it to do. I'm trying to figure how much to tell him to plan to spend, What do you consider to be the base price for a first system, either new, used or self built? I know what I spent to build mine, but I do not think that he could afford that.

04-12-06, 08:17 PM
It hard to say unless you know how much he has to spend,because you can get one already build for around $399 at walmart,but it would'nt be very good for gameing.

04-12-06, 08:24 PM
well...u could always build a comp together, u could help him out. if he want something cheap, get a 3200+, 6200, 512mb ram, 80gig hd, cheap antec case and like a smartpower 350 or cheap thermaltake psu

04-12-06, 08:35 PM
eh i built my sis a 2800 semp, 1gb, 6100 for under 300$+shipping...