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post #11 of 16
Well, if that is the case, then I would actually back track back to intel.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7VWsvK

Here is the thing. If your sister is playing sims 2 at 720p (essentially 720p), then the intel igpu should be fine.

The nice things are that this setup is mini itx and it uses m.2

So all you need to do as far as wires go is plug in the CD drive and the mobo/cpu power and you are off to the races.

I really like this better because the mobo is just far far superior.

IDK. I feel a little spoiled. I just do not like AMD motherboards any more. I am too accustom to the newer and more robust motherboards these days.

I also really like that the lan is a an intel gigabyte lan and not some crapy realtek thing. It also has built in wifi in case you will be using wifi at any point.

If you do not want to use wifi, you can always throw in a Msata drive and increase the hard drive storage.

I just feel like there are more options with intel in this case.
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post #12 of 16
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Take 3:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($139.99)
Motherboard: Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($69.99)
Total: $601.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-22 15:50 EDT-0400

-Mushkin 2400 CAS 10 had a slightly better price/performance ratio than Team 2600 CAS 11.
-Sticking with a traditional SATA SSD; SATA M.2 is more expensive for the exact same speed, and PCIe M.2 is too expensive overall at this point.
Edited by PiOfPie - 10/22/14 at 12:54pm
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by PiOfPie View Post

Take 3:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($139.99)
Motherboard: Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($69.99)
Total: $601.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-22 15:50 EDT-0400

-Mushkin 2400 CAS 10 had a slightly better price/performance ratio than Team 2600 CAS 11.
-Sticking with a traditional SATA SSD; SATA M.2 is more expensive for the exact same speed, and PCIe M.2 is too expensive overall at this point.
why not my build if its similar but better video?

You could put an used r9 270 95usd or less on amazon
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/22/14 at 1:04pm
  
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post #14 of 16
Looks good.

If she decides to play sims 4, you can just throw in a cheap used GPU and she will be doing VERY well.
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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

why not my build if its similar but better video?

You could put an used r9 270 95usd or less on amazon

She wants something smaller, so I'm trying to get her a mATX/mITX build, and I'm pretty adamant about a SSD, not a HDD. Is there some reason I'd want a Z over an H board if I have a locked multiplier on the i3? You can still XMP memory on H87 boards, yes?
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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by PiOfPie View Post

She wants something smaller, so I'm trying to get her a mATX/mITX build, and I'm pretty adamant about a SSD, not a HDD. Is there some reason I'd want a Z over an H board if I have a locked multiplier on the i3? You can still XMP memory on H87 boards, yes?

Nah, that H97 mini itx board is REALLY good for the price.

A z board is pointless at this point.
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