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alright this is a build for my cousin let me know what you think anything i can go cheaper on except the RAM he is only going to use this for light internet (facebook, youtube, browsing) you know the normal stuff and thats it again any way to cheap out a bit more right now it is 524.90 subtotal also let me know if i am forgetting anything

EDIT: read what the build is for guys

Edited by labbu63 - 7/22/11 at 11:53pm
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Socket FM1? Anyone...?

I would choose the new APU line for this, but that is just me.
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Grab an PH II X4 Processor. All games (Except Crysis 1) today will max out fine on a Quad-core.
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FM1 is a bit too expensive i think

edit also read what it is for just casual browsing no gaming
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by labbu63 View Post
FM1 is a bit too expensive i think

edit also read what it is for just casual browsing no gaming
Yes, of course. The igpu is perfect for that.

If you want to do the 890FX round I would pick up an Athlon X2 to save some money.

Unless you want to unlock the X3 to a Phenom with no L3 cache than you might as well get a dual as the third core for browsing is a waste.
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alright so any suggestions?
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Faster Ram, 4gb instead of 8?
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Faster as in lower latency.
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ram is the one thing i cant change he is dead set on it
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by labbu63 View Post
...he is only going to use this for light internet (facebook, youtube, browsing...
EDIT: read what the build is for guys

Base the system on something like this and your good to go.
If he wants to game on the other hand...
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