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December 14, 2011 2:36:32 AM

Hey everyone. I am hoping you can a look at this build and see if everything looks alright for me. I'm building this PC for my Grandpa. All he really does is web browsing, email, YouTube videos, broswer-based games, etc.. I'm looking to purchase in the next or so and trying to spend as little as I need to for his needs.

This is what I came up with:

AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $69.99

ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $58.99

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $19.99

HITACHI 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $79.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $99.99

HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $49.99

Subtotal = $378.94

I didn't include memory because I already have some Corsair XMS3 DDR3.

If you see anywhere I can save some money or something that would work better than I have listed, please let me know! :D 

Thanks for any help/advise.

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December 14, 2011 9:32:15 AM

For your grandpa, I would check newegg's daily shellshocker specials for combo packages, especially with hardrive prices so high. Those combos usually knock off at least 20% off the list price. Today's doesn't include a cpu, but you can add an Intel dual core for around $56 more, or wait and check tomorrow's offer. Also, I recommend an ssd in the 64 gb size; either a sata 2.0 or 3.0, depending on the price. They boot up fast, and have no moving parts. I got mine for about the same price as you're paying for the 500 gb conventional drive. Your grandpa may not need more than 60 gb of space on his drive.
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December 14, 2011 9:44:29 AM

Difficult choice - but if you wanted to use one of the free Linux distros out there - you'd save over 25% of your budget by dumping Windows.
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January 4, 2012 12:05:24 AM

I went with a very similar build but with a gigabyte A55 mobo and put ubuntu 10.04 LTS on for a fairly computer illiterate mother in-law. Some issues with sound quality atm so going to try a late edition of mint. For a person not familiar with computers, you might as well give them a linux box as a windows box if price is an issue as they are going to have to learn to use everything anyway.
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