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May 14, 2012 12:18:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 weeks

Budget Range: 200-25

System Usage: 99% web / 1% skype and photos / 0% gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard / monitor / mouse / hard drive / case / PSU (unless can fit in budget)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: no off brands

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

For my mom, she uses mostly for facebook, chat, skype, never games or anything cpu intensive

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May 14, 2012 12:53:00 AM

budget 200-250. sorry for error
and case and power supply if in budget, PSU over case, i have a case but not a big fan of its design, prefer bottom mounted
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May 14, 2012 12:54:51 AM

Intel Core i3-2120 $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
BIOSTAR H61MLC $49.99 $6.98 Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB DDR3 1333 $31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Basiq BP350 350W $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL W/shipping: $248.94

same mobo and ram with:
Intel Pentium G850 $87.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$211.94
XFX HD-657X-ZHF2 Radeon HD 6570 1GB $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$276.93
EDIT: added PSU
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May 14, 2012 12:56:03 AM

For basic web use you could go with basically anything. Maybe a Sandy bridge Celeron with 4GB RAM.
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May 14, 2012 1:30:31 AM

does this include or disclude operating system cost
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May 14, 2012 1:34:50 AM

if she needs just a speedy response kind of build, go with a sandy bridge processor. if she needs a tiny bit more graphical power at the cost of cpu effecientcy, take a A series amd apu. though from what it sounds like, a sandy bridge processor will fit the need better

woops double post

brb giving sugesstioins.

i3-2120 + gigabyte ga-h61m 178$

or

i3-2120 + msi h61m p23 173$

or if you do not need the processing power of the i3 and would rather get a cheaper build,

get combos with a pentium g series(in order of decreasing price/performance):

G850

G620
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May 14, 2012 1:37:39 AM

An AMD A4-3300 and an ASUS F1A55-M LX will cost 122$ with free shipping. Add some 25$ ddr3 PC3-1600 ram with free shipping and you'll have a nice for 160$. And add some flowers and chocolate with the remaining money for mother's day and that will make her happier that with a 225$ computer for sure!

all price from newegg
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May 14, 2012 1:44:51 AM

thermaltake v3 black edition case 50$
ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS mobo 70$
Intel Pentium G620 70$
Corsair XMS 4gb ram 2x2gb 27$
rosewill stallion series RD400-2-SB 35$
dvd drive.

have fun
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May 14, 2012 1:54:34 AM

dudewitbow said:


get combos with a pentium g series(in order of decreasing price/performance):

G850

G620


Yeah I can't see why you'd go i3 I think the g series are fine and cost less.

Also those combos are whacked, g620 with H100 o.O
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May 14, 2012 3:09:11 PM

Best answer selected by mobrocket.
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