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Hey fellas, been lurking for a while and I barely joined a while back. My dad's bday is coming up soon, hes not super saavy but he knows his way around a computer than most people his age. He'll be turning 69 this year. But he's also a little stubborn, he'll be coming off a 10 year old Vaio P4 . Been telling him to get rid of it for years.

Anyway, he's liking the idea of a new desktop rather than a laptop, but already has a 19inch LCD and a few other periferals, I just wanna focus on Desktop build, but he specifically wanted a small form factor. Told him i'll build it for $350 or less.

Was thinking AMD APU llano on a small ITX mobo, maybe 3-4gb of ddr3 just to semi future proof it. 750gb-1TB HDD, no seperate GPU, just intergrated.

So what would you guys recommend for the best price? xd_1771 seems to know his stuff.

P.S: nearly forgot, he watches the occasional DVD, outlook, office, web browsing, basic stuff, no gaming, but has A TON of family pics.
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Tried to choose good parts with some futureproofing. I dont really know much about FM1 mobos so I picked one with good reviews.

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What does he need all that space for? Find out how many pictures he has and see if an ssd would be doable.

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Tried to choose good parts with some futureproofing. I dont really know much about FM1 mobos so I picked one with good reviews.

Needs more RAM. Llano LOVES it. Has to use it as both VRAM and DRAM.
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That looks awesome so far. what do you guys think of this case? my dad was looking for a small form factor preferably.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108396
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specifically wanted a small form factor.
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AMD APU llano on a small ITX mobo

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There's only one FM1 ITX on newegg i think and its an asrock
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Needs more RAM. Llano LOVES it. Has to use it as both VRAM and DRAM.
No doubt, I was looking into that, but like I said, this is just to setup for future ram upgrades down the line, maybe a blu ray player.

As for the other comment about the pictures, he takes a lot, already has close to 400gb on an external 500gb hitachi we got him last year, not to mention all the other 300 so photos hes passing from physical to digital from my childhood . The hitachi i think will prove more useful as backup, than having to access constantly.
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maybe im overshooting with the llano you think?
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