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post #11 of 29
The A8 and I3 share motherboard memory, the A8 can use more than the Intel one, if it matters. Not sure. Remember gas and tax.
The I3 rig would benefit from an I3 2105 for the HD3000 Ggraphics.
post #12 of 29
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The A8 and I3 share motherboard memory, the A8 can use more than the Intel one, if it matters. Not sure. Remember gas and tax.
The I3 rig would benefit from an I3 2105 for the HD3000 Ggraphics.

Hmm I think I will go with the i3 build. Can't help but stick to whats familiar. I really want to find a better priced Hard drive though. I think I will go with the i3 2105. Just gotta do some money management to try and fit that ssd in there somehow.
post #13 of 29
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Yeah my whole point behind having the SSD is that it is NOTICEABLY faster. Something I'm sure would make him think his computer was GODLY FAST sonic.gif
Good Ram choice I like it and will consider it. thumb.gif

LOL, a smart move, an SSD will blow his mind, that he will think what a beast, payrise for you thumb.gif
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post #14 of 29
Don't forget to add Windows 7! Unless he's going linux.

I agree with Arslay up there, that an SSD might be overdoing it for him. Sure, it's a great upgrade and all, but there's no budget for it. Also, the H61 motherboard will limit the SSD because it doesn't support SATA III. H67s support it though.

I'd say to take out the SSD and add your OS. All your other components are about as basic as you can get and should serve his purpose well.
     
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post #15 of 29
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Don't forget to add Windows 7! Unless he's going linux.
I agree with Arslay up there, that an SSD might be overdoing it for him. Sure, it's a great upgrade and all, but there's no budget for it. Also, the H61 motherboard will limit the SSD because it doesn't support SATA III. H67s support it though.
I'd say to take out the SSD and add your OS. All your other components are about as basic as you can get and should serve his purpose well.

He already has Win7 it is already covered. good point on the motherboard and I'm adjusting everything right now.
post #16 of 29
AMD build is Cooler and iGPU. And your set. thumb.gif

Maybe get a A6? He really is not gaming and the A8 would be a overkill for what he needs it for (Facebook).
Edited by RussianHak - 2/19/12 at 3:58pm
post #17 of 29
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I found a mother board that would fit his needs, but it is mini Itx and I can't find a cheap case to house it. Help?
post #18 of 29
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AMD build is Cooler and iGPU. And your set. thumb.gif
Maybe get a A6? He really is not gaming and the A8 would be a overkill for what he needs it for (Facebook).

hmmmm good point...
post #19 of 29
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Updated OP thumb.gif Thanks for the help. This should work, but I would still like to find a cheaper hard drive.
Edited by Andstraus - 2/19/12 at 4:46pm
post #20 of 29
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Updated OP thumb.gif Thanks for the help. This should work, but I would still like to find a cheaper hard drive.

nice, tho i dont think you will save much on the HDD to warrant changing it, its a nice drive you have choosen too smile.gif
which rig did you choose?
Edited by stubass - 2/19/12 at 5:37pm
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