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Parents recently asked me what it would cost for me to build them a new computer (Theirs is killing itself). Now they dont have tons of money but they didnt give me a price range for it but im gonna say under 500. They want a Fast computer and its not going to be used for gaming (Mid size tower, there computer desk couldnt handle a full xD) Can anyone help me out?

Many thanks.
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Any specifics on what it's going to be used for? General office use (Word Processing, spreadsheets, email), photo editing, video editing, etc?
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General Office Use mainly. maybe some photo and video editing but nothing to serious. My brother likes to play games on the computer they have now but they would prefer him not to which is why i said non gaming.
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
Don't forget to buy Windows!
Home Premium should do.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986
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post #6 of 17
I'd go for an FM1 motherboard with a Llano processor. Those are excellent for a basic home computer.
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post #7 of 17
add a ssd since your parent will notice slowdown after 1-2weeks because of the HDD and theyre gonna start complaining on why the computer got slower get them a m4 64gb ssd
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
That's actually not too bad of a deal
    
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by daman246 View Post
add a ssd since your parent will notice slowdown after 1-2weeks because of the HDD and theyre gonna start complaining on why the computer got slower get them a m4 64gb ssd
While they would appreciate the speed, I don't think that's a good idea. Parents tend to save EVERYTHING on the C drive. A 64GB SSD would be used up within a few days.
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post #10 of 17
agreed on the ssd. id set them up with a raid 0 and a llano.
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