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How does this budget build rate by you guys and is everything compatible?

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April 3, 2014 8:41:06 PM

Alright, my grandma wanted me to help her find a computer for everyday office type use. I told her that since I built my own gaming rig I could probably build her something better for her money. She just wants to spend about $450 and the only specifics she wanted was at least 6 or 8GB of ram (I know it's overkill a bit for an office computer, but I figured if that's what she wants then it's her money) So here is the list of what I put together on newegg and the total with shipping was just about $470, which is a bit over what she wanted to spend, so any alternate, less expensive suggestions are welcomed. Thanks guys, I apologize in advance if I made any stupid mistakes (but I guess that's why I'm here lol)

-Brent

(case) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(motherboard) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(cpu) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(power supply) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(ram) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(hdd) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(cd drive) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 3, 2014 8:49:38 PM

There you go pal. Right on the edge. I have switched your power supply and ram to a much more reliable solution.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lFEL

Edit: I truly believe that 8DB is overkill. Even 4 GB will do the job easily and drop the price as well (not much though).
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April 3, 2014 9:04:35 PM

Gate9er said:
There you go pal. Right on the edge. I have switched your power supply and ram to a much more reliable solution.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lFEL

Edit: I truly believe that 8DB is overkill. Even 4 GB will do the job easily and drop the price as well (not much though).


I know that amount of ram isn't necessary, even slightly lol, but she does tend to leave a lot of things open and I think she just likes the thought of having something better than her current computer, but I guess that's a 75 year old grandma for you lol. But thanks a ton, I honestly don't know that much about psu's so I went with something I knew would be at LEAST enough haha. I also didn't see that Corsair ram for that price, an extra $10 is easily worth having a trustworthy brand. But this looks like almost the most ideal build I could put together for her. I'm pretty sure that just about solved or answered anything I would want to improve so thanks for the incredibly quick reply man!
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April 3, 2014 9:04:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lG3v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lG3v/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lG3v/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Xion XON-720P_BK MicroATX Slim Case w/300W Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $308.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-04 00:04 EDT-0400)
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April 3, 2014 9:08:08 PM

Bdayton94 said:
Gate9er said:
There you go pal. Right on the edge. I have switched your power supply and ram to a much more reliable solution.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lFEL

Edit: I truly believe that 8DB is overkill. Even 4 GB will do the job easily and drop the price as well (not much though).


I know that amount of ram isn't necessary, even slightly lol, but she does tend to leave a lot of things open and I think she just likes the thought of having something better than her current computer, but I guess that's a 75 year old grandma for you lol. But thanks a ton, I honestly don't know that much about psu's so I went with something I knew would be at LEAST enough haha. I also didn't see that Corsair ram for that price, an extra $10 is easily worth having a trustworthy brand. But this looks like almost the most ideal build I could put together for her. I'm pretty sure that just about solved or answered anything I would want to improve so thanks for the incredibly quick reply man!


No problems glad I could help.
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April 3, 2014 9:10:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lGdY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lGdY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lGdY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($52.97 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $421.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-04 00:10 EDT-0400)
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April 3, 2014 9:12:49 PM

going with the second build your grandma can use two monitors at once one on the onboard gpu port and one on the video card port. or using a hdmi to dvi cable she could do a three monitor set up. she would not need to close out her work to switch to another ap. she can leave what she working on in one window and have other work open on the other monitor.
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