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Hi all. I have a photography business with my wife and she is requesting a new computer that she can use to show clients their pictures. THis computer will be used for nothing else other than to play HD video files and run some basic software. I would like to keep the price down as much as possible since I will be buying a monitor, windows, etc.

This will be a complete build. I would like it to be a microatx build to keep things small. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 9
Is there going to be photoshop editing involved? In that case you need a nice amount of RAM. if you want to keep costs down I suggest one of AMDs richland cpus which already has built in graphics and you wont need to buy video card.
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post #3 of 9
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No photoshop editing will be done. Would like the ability to add a dedicated gpu later if need be...
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post #4 of 9
get a dualcore APU like A4 4000. Its good enough to play HD and some mild photoshopping.
There's also no need for a dedicated gpu since it already has one, just put at least 4gb ram so you can give 512mb to the gpu.

If budget allows more go for the dualcore 5400K APU with the stronger gpu.
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post #5 of 9
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Dualcore seems like such old technology....

Any other budget quad core processors that are good?
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post #6 of 9
AMD A10 APU sounds like a good choice, if all you want to do is play HD with mild photoshop use.

Heck, even the intel core i5s with integrated will play HD no problem. But you might as well go with the AMD APUs for more graphics/video oomph.

AMD A10-6800K

AMD A10-5800K
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post #7 of 9
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Thanks bro. How does the Richland compare to the vishera chips?
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post #8 of 9
The "Richland" chips are APUs, they have decent integrated "gpus".

The "Visheras" are the FX 8350, 8320, 6300, 4300 (all have 3s in the second digit) - they are purely CPUs, so you would need video off the motherboard (if it offered it) or a dedicated gpu.

In general, the Visheras will be better performing. But with the intended use as you mentioned in your original post, it seems like an APU would be sufficient.
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post #9 of 9
maybe this: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/296GM

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M EXTREME4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($92.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($27.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $408.47
Edited by ozlay - 11/26/13 at 12:49pm
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