Hey guys, I am building a budget computer for a friend of mine. She doesn't game and she has had bad luck with laptops from dell. So I said I would try to look around and see if I can get a solid PC between the price range of $350-$450.
I have never really used onboard video, because I do play games and have always purchased a video card. I am trying to determine if onboard video would work fine for her as she just basically browses the internet, uses Word, and runs multiple windows and programs at one time. As I have been searching Newegg.com I've seen that onboard video seems to have gotten better over the years. I am unsure exactly how the onboard video gets it's memory whether its dedicated or pulled from the RAM. I am assuming it draws it from the RAM opposed to having dedicated memory on the motherboard. If it draws from the RAM I do not want to short her RAM if the onboard video will be using some of it. I figured 2gigs of 1066 would be more than enough for her running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit.
Below are the components I have been looking at. Feel free to provide feedback on the parts I have listed, and let me know if you think this will be a solid PC for the above usages of the system.
AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103706
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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