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i3 would be good for you.
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post #12 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by daydream99 View Post
No offense, but if your friend isn't gaming, can he even keep up with a athlon ii x2?
What is this supposed to imply? Old tech isnt want he wants. A new computer that will last.

Any particular i3 i should look at? 1155 socket or 1156?
maybe a p67 mobo or would that be too un necessary?
What rang videocard? I know it doesnt have to be much but I dont want to buy him a piece of crap.

4gb of standard ram will do
and 500w? or less?
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by hzac View Post
What is this supposed to imply? Old tech isnt want he wants. A new computer that will last.

Any particular i3 i should look at? 1155 socket or 1156?
maybe a p67 mobo or would that be too un necessary?
What rang videocard? I know it doesnt have to be much but I dont want to buy him a piece of crap.

4gb of standard ram will do
and 500w? or less?
I would be looking at the i3-2100 and a cheap 1155 motherboard. I would stick with a quality brand like Asus, Gigabyte or Intel. How cheap you can go on the motherboard probably depends on the features you want, for instance if you want HDMI or Displayport instead of just standard VGA.

Any 4gb DDR3-1333 1.5v ram should work fine. If you can find a deal on DDR3-1600 even better.

This rig isnt going to require alot of power, you would be fine on a quality 400w psu. Everyone recommends the Corsair CX430.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026

If you think there's a chance he might want to become a gamer or have another reason to run a decent videocard in the future then you could justify 500w.
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post #14 of 19
Get him an SR-2 and a pair of Hex core Xeons.

Pair that with 4 GTX 580's on a custom watercool set up... and oh wait...

Get him an i3.
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post #15 of 19
Grab an i3 2100 combo kit system. For example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.660856

then pick out a DVD or BD optical drive and more HDD's as desired and he's ready to go, for around $500. More then enough power for his needs.
     
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An almost $200 CPU for browsing the internet and downloading stuff? Ridiculous. That much RAM is completely unnecessary.
So is buying a $1000 rig just to browse the net.
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Athlon II X3
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post #18 of 19
we seel alot of these in the store, but it would be great for a non gamer/casual.

AMD A6 3650
GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H
4gb DDR3 1333 Gskill/crucial
CM Elite 360 (has ok psu)
Choice of HDD (320 to 1tb)
Lite-on Optical drive
Win 7 home

all this comes to like $435 (better if deals are there) and in my testing the apu is great, i can show benchmarks if needed (gaming and pcmark)
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His needs scream AMD build.
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