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post #11 of 24
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With build 1 it wouldn't work that way, they'd press the matter to pay something reasonable for it regardless, its how they are.
post #12 of 24
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Someone I know is suggesting i do an A6-3530 build, though searching on ncix it yields nothing, what are they refering to (not familiar with amd chips)
post #13 of 24
That's the new Liano from AMD (socket FM1), the CPUs can be found on NCIX here. And it would be a good option for your parents. But the i3 2100 would be faster.

I use Autocad and it really isn't that intense of a program unless you do the 3D aspect of it.
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post #14 of 24
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Hmm, looks like it would probably come in about the same price range as the i3 2100.

Still unsure which to recommend them ultimately
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If I was in your position, I would go with option 2. It will last them a long time. I would want to get my parents a good long lasting PC.
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More then likely is going to be build 2 as parents want the internal flash card reader and the grandia case can't fit that and a dvd-rom drive
post #17 of 24
I would give them Option 1. 5450 > HD2000 graphics and G620 should be good enough for basic tasks. I'm guessing they would prefer small and quiet as well.
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post #18 of 24
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They would however they apparently really want the internal flash card reader and the case for option 1 can't fit it and a dvd-rom drive
post #19 of 24
I'd also go with option 2.

The i3 2100 is a quick little chip and with dual core (I think it also has HT?), it will run just about anything they may use, effortlessly. Intel HD2000 graphics are quite robust for integrated graphics and the QuickSync technology it possess may be quite useful for any video converting they do. I'd recommend a WD Caviar Black 500GB. I have one myself and they're very quick for mechanical drives and can be found at good prices.

Option 2 will give them a very good system for many, many years to come.

My next build will have similar specs as it will be for my wife who will be doing similar tasks. I expect such a build to about $450-$500

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post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Arinoth View Post
They would however they apparently really want the internal flash card reader and the case for option 1 can't fit it and a dvd-rom drive
Cost starts to add but one option would be this:

Get a slim optical + 3.5 inch card reader
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