This system will primarily be used for everday functions. A small amount of gaming, general internet activity, movies etc. Looking to build around a mid-level PC and this is what I came up with. Feedback is appreciated.
I really need to keep it around $690-$700, without the evo 212, THe only reason I am using that Aftermarket cpu cooler is because i am taking it out of my computer, (upgrading to a corsair h100i =D). The second build you did was pretty sick, but at least $150 overbudget after the OS. I dont think I will need that big of a graphics card, this computer will not be used much and just a few games. Honestly the whole build is overboard for how much this thing will get used. It's for my old man =P, and he budgeted $700. I feel like the extra money put towards the it 3350p is worth taking away from the gpu? Possibly an hd 7770 with the i5 3350p?
I am a little bit of an intel fanboy, currently sporting the i5 4670k in my gaming rig, and I know that intel has better processors on the high-end side of things, but never experimented with the mid-tier. Would the fx8320 be just as fast as the i5 for normal everyday usage? In theory I know you wouldn't be able to tell a difference most likely, but just curious.
If tHis build for your dad you can use intel i3 CPU and a h mb. The two cour CPU not going to be bogged down at all.
Looking at 100 for the CPU and 60-80 for the mb. Or drop to an fx-4300 or an amd apu that has a better gpu then the intel chips. You won't need a gpu with an apu.