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post #11 of 14
The only question I have is how much storage space do you need. Here I have a system with only a 256GB SSD. If all your doing is email and such, I assume you don't actually NEED 750GB.



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post #12 of 14
For less than 600 bucks get a 65w trinity system with 256 GB SSD. If you want a HDD then reduce your SSD to 128 GB and go for a 1 TB HDD.

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post #13 of 14
Yeah, these people are right.

In my humble opinion, I think an ssd is a solid foundation of any computer. Even more so for a low end system, because an ssd will make even a cheap computer feel a million times better.

If are JUST browsing the web, you wont need more space than what the system takes up, that of course if the most extreme sense of what you are saying. But if you are storing just an OS and some documents, music, pictures, and programs ~90gb should suffice, but 128gb seems to be the sweet spot for everyone. Grab an 128gb ssd and pair it with a cheap storage drive,

I would say, just for budgets sake, go amd, get a trinity build with 1600mhz ram or higher, and throw that in a nice budget case with a quality 400w psu.

Just realized the person above me pretty much did that lol...
 
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post #14 of 14
Hi brigas,

The i3 will be faster in SOME of what people consider general use than the A10, but not at others. It really depends on the specific comparison and whether or not the machine is being used in a very "linear" fashion by the user. Users who initiate a CPU bound task and then wait for it to finish before proceeding to do anything (like they have all of their training from the days of windows 95 still in full effect), will likely prefer the way that the i3 shaves a few seconds off of a hand full of still-single-threaded workloads, like Mp3 and PDF conversion. On the other hand, a file compression using the latest version of winzip with openCL acceleration turned on, gives the Trinity chip a similar advantage.

That said, the vast majority of "general use" isn't CPU bound (disk and internet speed are the primary factors, consider for a moment, the fact that a tablet computer can get by with even less than an A4 and still provide a smooth internet browsing and light gaming experience), so cutting to the A4 (about HALF the CPU muscle of either the A8-5600 or i3-2100), would not have a dramatic effect on the "feel" of the machines usability/speed etc until those compute intensive tasks are brought to the table (like the compression/conversion stuff).

A 1.8GHZ CoreDuo machine, with memory upgraded to handle the demands of modern software, a decent internet connection, and an SSD, would make a surprisingly effective "general use" machine. An A4 is obviously a respectable step above that level of CPU performance. I would feel perfectly comfortable building a friend or family member a general use machine based around the A4. However, if you think the machine needs a kick in the pants for the long haul, an i3 or A8 or A10 is worth considering.

I see that more of the non-K trinity's are making their way to market now with the more respectable 65W TDP figures. Those would be the smarter choice if the build is going to be installed on an entry level motherboard. (credit raghi for being the first to the thread with a build based around one of the non-K quads, good suggestion!, then remove credit for putting a microATX board into an ATX case, lol smile.gif )

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