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19th November 2009, 05:49 PM
A friend of mine asked me what can he get for $700 for a PC setup.

his priorities are 22 or 24" screen, the rest he doesnt have a clue about.

the PC will be used for internet, some video productions (home vids) and DVD burning\authoring.

definiately no PC Gaming.he has PS3 for that.

whats out there for $700 ??

19th November 2009, 05:51 PM
if he is doing video production you will have to look at something equivalant to a gaming machine.

not full on gaming machine, just make sure it has a decent video card.

wat i would look at spcs wise

3ghz dual core
4gb ram
9800gt video card
500gb hard drive

thats just a rough idea mate. should be able to get that for around that price these days

19th November 2009, 05:58 PM
For video editing I'd definitely grab a terabyte hard drive... especially as they're more economical then 500gb drives ;)

19th November 2009, 05:59 PM

is a 22 or 24" in reach with a $700 budget for entire machine?

19th November 2009, 06:07 PM
hmmm. when i said video production we are talking really really small movies and mostly nothing processing intense... i know for a fact he will most likely use it for Internet and ripping and burning MP3's and DivX's...

pretty much a "home all rounder" :)

but definiately 22" or 24" LCD as his sight is not the best :(

19th November 2009, 06:07 PM
including screen OS plus video editing software, will be a hard task

19th November 2009, 08:31 PM
OK, i have done some searching on local PC shop sites and came up with this;

e7500 intell cpu + all in one mobo + 2Gb ddr2 RAM + USB keyboard\mouse = $315
Win7 Home Premium OEM + 1.5TB HDD = $219
23" NOName LCd with HDMI = $195
Gigabyte GFX 4350 = $37
NOName Case + 400W PSU = $49

TOTAL: $815

i believe he will be able to stretch just that much.

what are you thoughts about this setup? all constructive comments an opinions are very welcome. everyone here is very helpful...thank You.

19th November 2009, 08:58 PM
2gb ram is pretty slow, its what i had before my new laptop.
at the time it was quick enough, but after using 4gb ram the 2gb seems like a snail.

19th November 2009, 11:35 PM
Hi Guys. My brother and I have started a very small business building custom PC's, package PC's and PS3 upgrades. We're not officially able to trade until the end of this month, but these are a couple of packages we will be opening with. I'm not sure about transport interstate yet but our target market is Adelaide metro anyways. Feel free to shoot me a PM, we specialize in custom built machines.


ASUS P5KPL – EPU Motherboard
SHAW Xtreme – 680 Case W/ Power Supply
Intel E3300 Dual Core 2.50Ghz – 800Mhz FSB CPU
Seagate SATA 500GB Hard Drive
SATA DVD/RW Dual Layer Burner 20x (LG)
4GB 800Mhz Kingston SD RAM (4x1GB)
18.5” 5ms LG LCD Monitor
ATI Radeon 4550 ASUS Graphics Card
Microsoft Cordless Keyboard and Mouse
32Bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

SALE PRICE = $ 950.00


ASUS P5KPL – EPU Motherboard
SHAW Xtreme – 680 Case W/ Power Supply
Intel E7500 Dual Core 2.80Ghz – 1066Mhz FSB CPU
Seagate SATA 500GB Hard Drive
Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Drive
4GB 800Mhz Kingston SD RAM (4x1GB)
24” 2ms Benq LCD Monitor
Nvidia 9800GT ASUS Graphics Card
Microsoft Cordless Keyboard and Mouse
Leadtek WinFast DTV1000S Digital HDTV Tuner
32Bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

SALE PRICE = $1700.00


ASUS P6T – SE 1366pin DDR3 Motherboard
Intel Core i7-920 Processor CPU
Seagate SATA 1TB Hard Drive
6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1333 Kingston SD RAM
ATI Radeon 4870 1GB ASUS Graphics Card
24” Benq 2ms LCD Monitor
SATA Blu Ray/DVD Combo Drive
ASUS Vento F21 Case W/ PS
MS X6 Sidewinder Gaming Keyboard
Gigabyte M8000 Ghost Pro Gaming Mouse
64Bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

SALE PRICE = $2599.00

20th November 2009, 12:30 PM
try this place..


i got my machine from there, minus the monitor for $680.. was over a year ago, but had high specs for everything.. best part is, it's so easy to haggle with them.. my pc was advertised there at $900.. got $220 off..

might be worth a shot..

they have fairs on all over the place..

23rd November 2009, 08:45 PM
Try this site.


23rd November 2009, 08:57 PM
Try this site.

wow. $439 for an AMD 955 BE. :yikes:

26th November 2009, 08:59 PM
OK, got the setup... went over the initial $700 - $750 budget but not by much...

Got this:
E7500 CPU
MSI p41T-C31 mobo
2GB DDR2-800 RAM
1TB HDD sata
GeForce 8400GS gpx card
22x DVD-RW drive
ACER 23" LCD monitor
portable speakers
keyboard + mouse
all in one internal card reader
wireless card (G type)
generic case (looks pretty good i must say)
generic 500W psu

Windows7 Home premium OEM

all for a total of $850 dollars

i had to put it all together however ;o)

thanks again to everyone :o)