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post #11 of 18
You might want to have a look at the Intel G3258 and just about any simple 1150 motherboard. They pop up in combos cheap on eBay and Newegg all the time. It's only a dual core Haswell but they can be had cheap, are unlocked, and overclock very well easily reaching 4.5 GHz on the stock cooler with 5 minutes of tweaking so they run most simple programs nice and snappy. That platform also gives room to drop in a quad core in the future if the need arises.
 
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GSkill RipJaws 3000 32GB Samsung 120GB SSD WD Black 2TB Raid 0 WD Green 4TB 
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Hitachi 5TB Samsung 500GB SSD CD/DVD/BluRay Custom water cooling 
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post #12 of 18
I whipped THIS up for an 1151 option.

Honestly if it's for your parents, there's no point in dicking around with 10 year old equipment from who knows where that may fail at any time. If there was an existing computer, sure drop a few dollars into it to upgrade. But, given that there's a clean slate, just give them a current system with new parts that should last them 10 years.
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post #13 of 18
LOL...

A Dell that has already lasted 10m years will last another 50 years.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Hey, you wanted it NOW!

If you're patient in your shopping and bidding you can easily get much lower prices.

I bought 4 x 2gig Samsung DDR2 800 memory off of Craig's List for $12!

Actually a Q9400 is the sweet spot.
Forgot to mention that I met the guy with the Samsung memory on a Tuesday at a bar that had $1 name brand bottled beers and $2 burgers on Tuesdays.

Three beers, two burgers, 2 shots of Jack and 8 gigs for less than $30 ...can't beat that!
Edited by billbartuska - 8/19/16 at 3:02am
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #14 of 18
A 10 year setup is well past its prime. Capacitors age and psu do die.

Quad core with Apu
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/qVBBcc
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/qVBBcc/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($45.00 @ NCIX US)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($25.25 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply ($27.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $198.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-19 06:10 EDT-0400
Edited by CravinR1 - 8/19/16 at 3:11am
post #15 of 18
So at $10 to replace a motherboard or PSU what's to loose?

The build you're suggesting is great. Nothing wrong with going that way.
But even an upgraded Optiplex is way beyond what his parents need.
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Gave the parental figures two options. Used Dell from eBay or build a new computer myself. They chose a new build. Thanks everyone!
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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD Corsair H100i 
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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung 49KS8000 Corsair K70 RGB Corsair AX1200i 
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post #17 of 18
Go for it!
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ended up getting an Intel G4400 Skylake CPU, 1151 Micro ATX mobile, 2 x 4GB 2400Mhz DDR4, EVGA 430w PSU 80+ and a case. Total came out to $190. Thanks everyone for your help.
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AMD RYZEN R7 1800X @4.1Ghz GA-AX370-Gaming K7 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung 49KS8000 Corsair K70 RGB Corsair AX1200i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Mastercase Maker 5  Corsair M65 RGB Custom SF 49ERS mouse pad Philips X1 headphones with V-MODA BoomPro mic 
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Sound BlasterX Katana 
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AMD RYZEN R7 1800X @4.1Ghz GA-AX370-Gaming K7 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung 49KS8000 Corsair K70 RGB Corsair AX1200i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Mastercase Maker 5  Corsair M65 RGB Custom SF 49ERS mouse pad Philips X1 headphones with V-MODA BoomPro mic 
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