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Hello, Im thinking of purchasing celeron g530 from microcenter for 40$. I was wondering, is this proccessor a good enough proccessor for a nice fast experience for just general web surfing, emailing, and microsoft office programs?

It's going in a computer I built for my mom using black friday deals. The most expensive part of the whole computer was windows for 60$ and the total cost is 167$.

8gb kingston 1333 ram 20$
corsair 430 17 $
msi matx from tiger direct 30%
celeron g530 40$
re use old 4670 1gb for just that little extra umph of onboard -0$
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windows 7 studen - 60$





do you think this computer will do good for her? She really doesn't do much besides the things listed. Would i be able to push it as a htpc as well for her maybe ifi put movies on it regularly for her or showed her how to stream from my network?


and my main question is, should i pay the 20$ more now and get the mention g620, or just wait for like 6 years and drop a cheap higher end 1155 cpu in it then when this gets slow?
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post #2 of 13
A g530 is more than enough for basic computing.
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The Celeron will be more than enough, i'd say with what you're planning on using it for, you won't be taxing it beyond 25% smile.gif looks like a solid budget build which would actually handle light gaming duties if needed!
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Yup. For basic browsing, I don't think there's a big difference between G530 and anything faster.
 
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awesome, so the 20$ would be better spent towards dropping a better 1155 proccesor in there when prices drop, and not on a pentium g620 now?
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awesome, so the 20$ would be better spent towards dropping a better 1155 proccesor in there when prices drop, and not on a pentium g620 now?
Right. But will you really need to put a better processor in there if your mom is only browsing the internet? wink.gif
 
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Well I imagine in 5 years the dual core might not be enough anymore. It might be nice to have the option to go to like a i5 2500 non k if they are much cheaper then to speed things up again.
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Well I imagine in 5 years the dual core might not be enough anymore. It might be nice to have the option to go to like a i5 2500 non k if they are much cheaper then to speed things up again.

I can't imagine how crazy technology would have to be if an internet browser needed a sandy bridge quad core to run things smoothly. tongue.gif
 
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post #9 of 13
Sandy Bridge Celeron is more than enough for web browsing and SD YouTube.
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What about HD youtube?
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