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September 6, 2011 8:09:12 PM

I am doing my first ever pc build for my parents office pc for there business to mainly run quickbooks and be used for internet and email etc...

This is the link to the combo i was looking at.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBund ... mbo.683101


Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
ASUS P8H61-M (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM

I will have a monitor mouse and keyboard already as well as a copy of win 7 64 bit

My question is do I need a graphics card for this since these processors have the built in technology, If so which one would be a good cheap choice or is the graphics on the processor good enough for business use.

Also any other recommendations would be much appreciated!

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September 6, 2011 8:26:54 PM

The built in HD GPU on the 2400 is enough for their use.
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September 6, 2011 9:21:22 PM

if all they are doing is quickbooks, email, and reading web sites then integrated graphics are fine.
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September 7, 2011 12:34:06 AM

Ok good cause i liked this package because of the hard drive size cause they have alot of music and business files
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September 7, 2011 1:44:08 AM

Also one more question. Say one of my siblings wants to play sims or sc2 or something, is there any good video cards less then 75$ in case I decide to throw one in it in the future?
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September 7, 2011 2:09:09 AM

Yea it will get other use too like home use with iTunes maybe playing a game or two in the future
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September 7, 2011 3:48:31 AM

tomcat7810 said:
Also one more question. Say one of my siblings wants to play sims or sc2 or something, is there any good video cards less then 75$ in case I decide to throw one in it in the future?

This HD 5670 would allow for gaming http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 7, 2011 5:27:51 AM

Home office builds are simple. All you need is a competent CPU/motherboard combination with the needed connectivity. I am still using G41 motherboards with E5200 and E6500 CPU's.

Does everything I need to do in the office.
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September 7, 2011 5:45:20 AM

New Egg Combo more than enough foy your needs.

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
728847BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
728847G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT
728847Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
728847AMD Gift - Extreme Performance Xporter Rage 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
728847HEC 6T Series 6T10LOH400 Black SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 400W Power Supply

$244.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N...

or look under BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard on New Egg

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