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Best Buy - Basic Everday PC CPU

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February 4, 2012 2:31:49 PM

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.


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a b à CPUs
February 4, 2012 2:37:00 PM

how much do you want to spend?
February 4, 2012 2:48:08 PM

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.

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a c 203 à CPUs
February 4, 2012 2:52:01 PM

Hello awkiii_66;

Have you thought about a laptop as an option?
February 4, 2012 2:54:56 PM

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!

a c 203 à CPUs
February 4, 2012 3:13:57 PM

One of the current entry level Sandy Bridge CPUs & H61 MBs should do a good job with that workload.
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February 4, 2012 3:14:52 PM

Any bottom end chip from current architectures would be ok, cheap mobo. Low pentium, athon II.

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a c 88 à CPUs
February 4, 2012 3:46:15 PM

for around 350 you can get a custom built i3 setup that will do everything you require.. look here and try a few builds to get an idea of what you can have for the money...
February 4, 2012 3:51:42 PM

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