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$400-$600 pc build for my sisters

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next week or so

Budget Range: $400-$600 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet, microsoft office, light to no gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: the computer will be for my sisters and it will mostly be school related work nothing too fancy, just something durable and reliable that won't give them troubles . thanks in advance!! :)
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    Check out my extreme low budget builds:

    AMD:

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series CX430 - $44.99 ($20.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Asrock A75 Pro 4 FM1 - $89.99
    CPU: 2.6 GHz AMD A6-3850 - $109.99
    RAM: PNY Optima 4GB 1333MHz - $19.99
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $84.99
    Optical: Sony 22X DVD Burner - $17.99

    Total: $422.93 - $30.00 MIR = $392.93

    Intel:

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Intel BOXDH67DLCB3 - $89.99
    CPU: 3.30Ghz Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
    RAM: PNY Optima 4GB 1333MHz - $19.99
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $84.99
    Optical: Sony 22X DVD Burner - $17.99

    Total: $450.93 - $20.00 MIR = $430.93

    The Intel board has a way better CPU - the motherboard is about the same, and the same RAM and HD/storage setup applies to both builds. The A75 has a built in Radeon 6670 while the Intel has onboard graphics. If you want a GPU for the Intel build the Sapphire Radeon 6770 is a solid low budget choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102940
  2. which one do u think is the most reliable?
  3. yogi6994 said:
    which one do u think is the most reliable?


    You can't go wrong either way - the Intel build will run a bit more but it provides the most upgrade opportunities over the AMD build - both have a lot of solid components in them and they will both last a long time.
  4. yogi6994 said:
    which one do u think is the most reliable?

    For his, the Intel Build is gonna be the best. Intel does great all around. AMD is best for the Budget Builder
  5. Usually for durable/reliability builds I stick with Intel CPU/mobo, they're extremely stable.

    For very light usage you could use:
    Combo Intel Pentium G620 + LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - $83.98
    Intel BOXDH67GDB3 - Micro ATX motherboard - $89.99
    G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $19.99
    Antec Minuet350 Piano Black Steel MicroATX Slim Case + 80Plus certified PSU - $89.99 + $12.99 Shipping
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB - $89.99
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $99.99

    Total: $486,92 (with Windows 7)

    I like this kind of non-gaming build. Some tiny/micro silent case
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  7. g-unit1111 said:
    You can't go wrong either way - the Intel build will run a bit more but it provides the most upgrade opportunities over the AMD build - both have a lot of solid components in them and they will both last a long time.

    thanks a lot, i will probably go with the intel build i appreciate your help :)
  8. yogi6994 said:
    thanks a lot, i will probably go with the intel build i appreciate your help :)


    No problem - that should be a good build, I use a lot of the same components.
  9. g-unit1111 said:
    No problem - that should be a good build, I use a lot of the same components.

    Yea, i want something that won't give them troubles and will last for a while, and that i could upgrade later on if needed.
  10. yogi6994 said:
    Yea, i want something that won't give them troubles and will last for a while, and that i could upgrade later on if needed.


    That will be Intel then - the FM1 is pretty much a dead-end socket unless AMD has other plans for it.
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