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New build Advice please

I am building 4 pcs for my office - plan on running XP PRO. A friend has given a great deal of advice on what parts to use. Please provide suggestions! The desired motherboard is out of stock, haven't decided on the remainder.

 

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Written on {{'2008-08-05T18:54:12-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Aedion's build is pretty good, except I would not go with the 1.8GHz quad core since a higher clocked dual-core would run better under most applications.

Newegg does have a huge selection of Rosewills...I did not know Newegg owned that brand

Written on {{'2008-08-02T20:30:11-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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oops i forgot the case, but it is a bit of a personal choice anyways. but for just general use a cheap rosewill or a cooler master centurion 5 or 534 would do very nice.
Written on {{'2008-08-02T19:44:34-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Appreciate the info - it helps narrow done the choices!
Written on {{'2008-08-02T18:48:05-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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well you wont be needing anything hefty, but future proof. so i recommend a quad core and 4gb of ram. i also went with a green route to save energy.


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just needs MS office

 

Written on {{'2008-08-02T18:19:50-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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word processing and legal specific programs, nothing major

the budget I put includes a 22" Acer lcd, windows xp pro sp3 and office 2007 basic

trying to set something up that will be serviceable for 3-4 years

Written on {{'2008-08-02T17:02:44-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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what kind of work is being done of the computers? just basic spreadsheets and writing documents?

does this budget include a monitor and OS? is power efficiency important?

depending on your needs you might not even have to spend over $800 for a full set up.

Written on {{'2008-08-02T13:35:23-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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