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    If I'd realized it was that cheap I would have done it months ago.. sheez what a putz..

    Now if only this 1998 Hp pavilion would finally blow up...I would upgrade my PC and could use the new upgrades..
     
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    Build your own high graphics, multi-media PC for around $500-600.
     
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    Honestly.. I'm a novice when it comes to PC's, I depend on my 21 year old son and 17 year old daughter to get me through the tough spots. I was just going to buy a lap top and be done with it but I suppose it would be smarter to do some research..

    I was going to wait until my PC dinosaur died but I just don't think it's going to happen..
     
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    A lot of people are going away from PCs and switching to laptops. It's all in what you want.
    A great Motherboard-cpu combo (AMD), with 1/2gig of onboard graphics will cost between $100 - 200. Power supply, optical, HD around another $150 - 200. If you want you can add a sound card, TV card, upgraded graphics, etc then the cost can go way up. The case will put you back about $70.
    The great thing with this is it's future upgradability, like switching up to a Phenom quad-core.
    If you already have a copy of you operating system you're good to go.
     
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    Wow.. sounds easy...(I'm kidding).. Thanks for the help, I'll check into it..
     
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    Lump - did a quick (mid range basic) configuration for you via Newegg.
    http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Submit=view
     
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    Thank you, I'll check it out...

    Well tried to check it out .. couldn't get through..
     
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    Sorry. Here's the shopping cart.

    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106289

    $29.99


    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395

    -$5.00 Instant

    $59.99
    $54.99


    GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128376

    -$3.00 Instant

    $74.99
    $71.99


    Rosewill RV2-500 500 W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817182038

    $39.99


    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Item #: N82E16835100007

    $9.99


    AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor ADX240OCGQBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103688

    $59.99

    Subtotal: $286.93

    If you want to go with a better cpu:


    AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDX550WFGMBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103847

    $87.99
     
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    Well thank you again... looks more than reasonable..
     
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    It's a fairy basic system but fast. Don't know what your requirements are, i.e. general usage, gaming, heavy multi-media downloads. All those require different components. One cool thing is you can use your old hard drive, install it in the new system as the master or load a new OS on the new HD and use your old one as a slave drive. That way anything you want to keep you can just go to that drive and pull it off.
     

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