I need to put together a budget build for my daughter. The system will be used for general surfing and some photo/video editing work for school so it doesn’t need much horsepower. However, I would like to leave open the possibility of upgrading the CPU down the road as my daughter’s needs are likely to change.
I would like to get some feedback on my CPU, motherboard and RAM choices. In particular, I’m wondering if I should pay a little more to get an Athlon x4 620 or a Phenom II x3 720.
Purchase Date By end of January. Budget: Roughly $500 excluding OS. System Usage: Surfing, some photo and video editing for high school work. No gaming at the moment. Parts not Required: GPU, cooler, monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS Parts: Newegg Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: Corsair PSU (have used several and like ‘em). Nothing from OCZ (bad experience with them). Overclocking: Mild SLI/Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1680 x 1050