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honestly id recommend throwing in an ssd that will make her computer load a lot faster and to someone who doesnt really know much about computers it will amaze her at the speed dont have to over do it a 60-90 gb would be sufficient.
    
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honestly id recommend throwing in an ssd that will make her computer load a lot faster and to someone who doesnt really know much about computers it will amaze her at the speed dont have to over do it a 60-90 gb would be sufficient.
I wouldn't spend the extra money in a sub $400 build just to load windows faster but up to you. Grab an M4 if you do.

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grab an i3 sandy bridge... save your self some cash.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044 this a lot better for the same price. Antec 650 bronze. use the promo code.
or get this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026 and use the promo code. This is more than enough.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546 get this ram.
i3 it is.

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Power supply is good enough. Get H61/H67. P67 does not have onboard video.
Oh okay. Thanks!
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Do you own those or is that what your planning?
Just planning stage.
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PSU is OK thumb.gif
tbh for the intended use..
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This would be plenty..maybe get 8 gigs of ram..maybe add a little video or sound card..

Perfect! I'd rather just get everything integrated, my friend is a heavy smoker and I doubt the system will see any preventive maintenance, less parts the better.
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I agree but i still would get the corsair because there's no need for all that power, but since the antec 650 is a few bucks more.. i would just make the jump to that instead.

I've had great success with Corsair products, I've never used Rosewill..
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If you are running on integrated graphics you could consider using an AMD APU. They are pretty cheap and from the one I messed with seem to perform great.
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honestly id recommend throwing in an ssd that will make her computer load a lot faster and to someone who doesnt really know much about computers it will amaze her at the speed dont have to over do it a 60-90 gb would be sufficient.

Hmm that might be too small and expensive, I still need to buy windows and keep it under budget.
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I wouldn't spend the extra money in a sub $400 build just to load windows faster but up to you. Grab an M4 if you do.
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If you are running on integrated graphics you could consider using an AMD APU. They are pretty cheap and from the one I messed with seem to perform great.

That might be an option, I've converted to intel over the years and haven't looked back biggrin.gif Hence the intel build. My friend could care less though
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That might be an option, I've converted to intel over the years and haven't looked back biggrin.gif Hence the intel build. My friend could care less though

They have some really competitive prices. The A6-3500 would probably be the best. It's a triple core @ 2.1Ghz (Turbo to 2.4Ghz) and has a 6530 for the APU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103951

That with a nice-ish board like this Gigabyte ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128517 ) and 8GB and good to go.
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$500 Build w/ SSD (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $465.92
$400 Build w/ SSD (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.92 @ Compuvest)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL Pristine 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $395.85
$315 Build w/ SSD (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($47.57 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL Pristine 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 160GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.21 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ B&H)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 430W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $316.72
$230 Build No SSD (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($47.57 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL Pristine 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 160GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.21 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 430W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $236.73


Personally I would just get her a SSD. She will think her computer is lightning fast and it is a very good investment for the every day user. You will probably get the most longevity out of the i5 build since she will have 4 physical cores. It is all depending on what she wants and how long she wants to keep it for. If she isnt planning on upgrading in the next 3-4 years, she might as well grab an i5.
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Intel isn't the best choice for a PC on a tight budget, your best bet it to do a Llano build. I will have a go at an Intel rig on that budget but I still think Llano will be the best option.
    
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