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The computer at the house was an emachines that we have had for over 6 years, and it was very slow, and it was in need of an upgrade. It only had a single core, 1 gb of ddr2 ram, and all that outdated stuff, so my dad and I decided to build a $300 budget computer out of spare coins that had accumulated over time (around $300 worth of coins). I used the emachines case just so that I would fit around the budget and so that it would fit under the living room space that I normally put it in.
So far it runs great and much better than last time, and it is a needed improvement from the last computer that was over 6 years old!