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i'm looking for a super cheap Desktop used for surfing and answer emails for my parents.

Do you guys suggest APUs or go for like Athlon X2s? or even Intel atom cpus?
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A sempron 145 and a Biostar MB and 4 gb of ram will do the trick just fine.
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Get the Phenom X4 955
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i'm starting to think
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=AMD

which mobo do i need? is that ddr2 ram for the mobo
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knika View Post
A sempron 145 and a Biostar MB and 4 gb of ram will do the trick just fine.
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by puffsNasco View Post
i'm looking for a super cheap Desktop used for surfing and answer emails for my parents.

Do you guys suggest APUs or go for like Athlon X2s? or even Intel atom cpus?
look at bobcat based all in one systems and board in the Matx sizes. Perfect for that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131697
post #7 of 16
I'd stay away from atoms. The APUs are more useful for HTPC applications. I'd just pick up cheap AM3 board and one of those sempys like others have suggested.
post #8 of 16
I have built many of the sempron units and they work very well for surfing and watching you tube videos.
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post #9 of 16
AMD A8-3850 hands down with a decent AM3 mobo

Built 1 a month ago sweet little unit
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post #10 of 16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20E-350%20APU
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