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Hey,

My Grandfather needs a new pc and I am building one for him.

He really likes to scan-in old pictures and so on, and to use word and internet. So he isn't an Audiophile or Gamer

I was planning an AM2 for his pc, but don't really know if that's right.

I had an AM2 Athlon 64 3800+ in mind but don't know a good mobo. The price range is around 100 euro's and it has to have build-in VGA.

Should I buy AM2 or stick with 939?
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For just that kinda stuff you could get away with 754 alot cheaper
    
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Nah, I really at least want an 939.
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well whats the total budget?

and why spend more if an older pc can do all that he needs
    
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Because he wants to be future proof.
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ok so whats your budget
    
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Like 900.
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Originally Posted by AMD-rules
Because he wants to be future proof.
I don't think hese gonna need anything too future proof. Unless he likes the latest and greatest software with new soft to hardware patches.
    
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post #9 of 15
Well as 939 is out and am2 is in i'd get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104301
with a miniatx mobo miniatx case and atlest and 80gig sata hdd 1gb of ram (2x512) and an x800 or better
    
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post #10 of 15
I highly recommend the X2-3800, it's a couple bucks more but dual core is amazing. Trust me, when you go dual, you will never even look at a single core again.

For the motherboard I recommend the ASUS M2NPV-VM
http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...38&modelmenu=1

I built my grandma's system with this board. Runs great, but be warned it's definatly not an overclocking board, of course, I'm sure your grandpa isn't going to be playing BF2 alot....
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