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April 30, 2012 8:58:43 PM

Hello

I would like to build a new PC for my wife :love:  ...She only does basic stuff such as surf the web, facebook, youtube, download the pictures she took and upload on Picassa, Office work............things like that
She doesn't do gaming, video editing nor watching movies
I want something cheap, small, silent (like fanless video card if video card is necessary)
Screen would be 24"

Thanks

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April 30, 2012 9:03:07 PM

french_guy said:
Hello

I would like to build a new PC for my wife :love:  ...She only does basic stuff such as surf the web, facebook, youtube, download the pictures she took and upload on Picassa, Office work............things like that
She doesn't do gaming, video editing nor watching movies
I want something cheap, small, silent (like fanless video card if video card is necessary)
Screen would be 24"

Thanks



Well, if she isn't going to need much storage space, I'd say to go for a small SSD, and build around one of the middle-tier AMD A-series, or an i3 or such.

How much were you wanting to spend?
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April 30, 2012 9:26:14 PM

Yes, I was thinking to a small SSD (64GB) for the system (Windows 7 Home Premium)
For the main storage, I have a big server that she can connect to
For the CPU, I was thinking to an AMD Sempron Sargas 145 AM3 (@45 W)
I think that motherboards are cheaper for AMD than for Intel...Am I right?
If I take a micro ATX card with on-board video such as HD4250, is it enough for a 24" monitor? Should I consider to buy a graphic card (fanless?)
Do I need 4GB or 8GB RAM?

OR the other option is to go with a booksize computer......What do you think?
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April 30, 2012 10:31:26 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($47.18 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill Future ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $435.91
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-04-30 18:31 EDT-0400)
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April 30, 2012 10:36:15 PM

What budget are we looking at?
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April 30, 2012 10:51:45 PM

I would say................as cheap as possible?
I wouldlike to try the mini-ITX route
The Intel G530 seems interesting
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