It has been almost a yr since i built my last computer for my parents and my neighbor wants to build one. I told him i would research the components and then we could order the items and put it together. I am not an expert but i have built two systems over the years.
In these two builds i basically used the same components. I am wanting to build another computer with mainly the same level of specs .......ie.....not a gaming rig but one that is good for word processing, email, skype and surfing the web......and not slow.
I am thinking of windows 7 (64 bit) machine like the two above.
I assume that since its been over a year things have probably changed a little. Any suggestions for this build?
If its not for gaming then anything would do, go to bestbuy, staples, walmart, etc... and grab one that is within his budget. I see no real reason why someone should build one if its just for everyday use, in the end with taxes and shipping included you could have got one at a local store close by.
when i compared these two the newer one is slightly better but not by much........i used anandtech's web site to do the comparison.......i tried using "Toms Hardware" to compare but could not find it..............
The A6 (socket FM1) is a GPGPU, meaning that the CPU has a GFX core built in. It is still able to crossfire with any ATI card, but I doubt you'll need it as the A6 will play back HD video without stuttering. In other words, it will perform perfectly for what his needs are for relatively cheap.