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Hey guys,

I'm going to be building my buddy a PC and I'm now debating whether to go AMD or Intel. He is not going to be overclocking, gaming, nor doing any editing of any type. He just wants a computer to use for internet, email, and looking at "photos" (god knows of what lol). Anyway, since he won't be playing any video games, he wants to spend most of his money on the monitor (22" Samsung widescreen ) He would like to keep his budget near $1000, obviously the less the better, but if he has to spend a couple more bucks, so be it.

Lastly, he just wants the computer to run smoothly with no problems. Advice?

Thanks guys!
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I'd go ahead and get the lower end Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe, and build the system around that. That way if he ever wants to upgrade, he's got a good processor to do it with.
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Cost wise,,there is little to no difference when it comes to building
a home internet PC and just buying an off the shelf bigname.

Considering what your friend wants to do with it,he does NOT require
an Idustrial Emergency War Power Godzilla strength pc,,might as well
just look at an entry level HP/Compaq or E-machine or something like
that. Check the sunday adds,,always a good deal somewhere.
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
I'd go ahead and get the lower end Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe, and build the system around that. That way if he ever wants to upgrade, he's got a good processor to do it with.
losttsol makes a good point thats a a nice cpu to oc n what not
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