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Building a 400$ rig for Email, Internet, etc

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June 15, 2013 9:07:33 PM

I would like the build to stay in the 400$ mark and be powerful. I do not want this for gaming just a computer for email, Internet, social networking, etc. Thanks.

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June 15, 2013 10:08:21 PM

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CPU: AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $440.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-16 01:05 EDT-0400)

You didn't state whether or not you need an OS so one is included, and if you don't need the HD space don't get the HDD. Pretty much bounce around the SSD/HDD/OS to fit what you need/want, as long as you subtract one of them you will easily fall within budget. though the SSD will make the system feel significantly faster, especially with what your planning to do.
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June 15, 2013 10:43:02 PM

What about a pentium G850 or a AMD apu?
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June 15, 2013 11:11:26 PM

That is an AMD APU. I went with the AMD APU due it having a better GPU than intels offerings and find that you are typically more GPU restricted more than anything in my personal experience when dealing with integrated GPU's than the CPU.

And for the price there are better things than the G850.
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