hi guys. A friend of mine wants me to build him a pc. He can only spend 700 including monitor, keyboard, mice and speakers.
I was reading the reviews on those hardwares and they seem great. I dont know for sure. Can u guys recomend something else. Also, I really dont want to go with ATI. Thanks.
First, try to convince your friend to go ahead and drop a couple of hundred more and go with an nForce 4 Ultra motherboard and a socket 939 AMD 64 and buy a memory kit, like 2x256MB of corsair and he'll have himself a way better system than a processor wihch socket has been put out for good.
As for the original choice of video card, you or him can do a lot better with a regular GeForce 6600 which cost around $109 for the least expensive. Now, with all that in mind persuade him to invest in a more faster and future proof system.......CHEAP is not ALWAYS better.
He may say it's only going to be use for e-mail, photos, video the occasional porn but it does make a difference between a so-so system and a nice one.