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Best Buy - Basic Everday PC CPU

Am interested in building a pc for my parents.

Every days use includes web browsing, e-mail and MS Office and that's about it.

Would appreciate reccos on a low cost chip that will move the machine along. Not interested in an Atom or anything in the mini itx realm.

Thanks!
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  1. how much do you want to spend?
  2. No set budget amount.

    Would like a recco on a chip that will move the machine along but doesn't have bells and whistles for things they will never use. Probably no different than a young kids first computer.

    They have a mini itx machine now and it moves like a turtle.

    Thanks
  3. Hello awkiii_66;

    Have you thought about a laptop as an option?
  4. Laptop won't work.

    They are up in years and the screen and keyboard are a little small.

    Besides, I would like to look like a hero and build one for them!

    Thanks
  5. One of the current entry level Sandy Bridge CPUs & H61 MBs should do a good job with that workload.
  6. Any bottom end chip from current architectures would be ok, cheap mobo. Low pentium, athon II.
  7. Why don't you swing on over in the Systems - New Build section of the forums.

    If you fill out the form in *How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started.
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    for around 350 you can get a custom built i3 setup that will do everything you require..
    http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/custom/pentium/step1.html look here and try a few builds to get an idea of what you can have for the money...
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