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Budget PC Build - Office-ish???

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $300 - $600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: MS Office (mostly excel), Internet (browsing + downloading), Music + Movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, OS (Windows 7)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD would probably fit this budget best

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No


I just got done building my pc and so far so good. Halfway through my dad asked if he could help and he had a lot of fun putting it together and was really excited when we were done and everything worked. He's been using a pc from around 04 so I'd say it's about time for an upgrade and it would be cool for him to build his own. Plus he'd probably save a bunch of money this way with better performance than a pre-built....

So, mostly he uses it for a ton of excel files, along with web browsing and listening to itunes while watching the occassional movie here and there.

Would like your guys' help on what a good budget build would be. Some good features would be super-fast speed all-around, and good for multitasking

With regards to the budget, lower would always be better, but I'd like for it to be able to last a handful of years without falling behind too much so paying some extra bucks for a more current system would probably be best

I look forward to all of your replies,

Thanks again for your help in advance!
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  1. Best answer
    Ok starting from even under that min point of budget range we have.....
    $259AR
  2. That looks pretty good,

    What would you do for a video card then?
  3. Quote:
    MS Office (mostly excel), Internet (browsing + downloading), Music + Movies

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-780g-chipset,1785-3.html
    Seeing back in '08 a HD 3200/780G IGP was fine for HD DVD/Blu Ray the HD 4250/785G would serve u well ^^
  4. Thanks
  5. Best answer selected by Phil Ken Sebben.
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