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June 5, 2012 2:38:18 PM

I'm going to be building a computer for my parents and I was looking for suggestions as to which CPU I should go for.
I trying to put the rig together for about $400-$500. I want to build something that will work for the next 3 to 5 years.
All they do is Email, browse web, Minor Photo Editing and a little youtube now and then.
Obviously AMD is the way to go for the price.
I was thinking something like:

AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo) Socket FM1 65W Triple-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3500OJGXBOX


ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Suggestions?

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June 5, 2012 2:41:35 PM

Do they already have other components (monitor, keyboard, etc.) or are you building it from the ground up?
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June 5, 2012 2:41:53 PM

Seems good, what do you need suggestions on.
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June 5, 2012 3:37:06 PM

I'm going to get them a new monitor as well. they already have key board & Mouse.
Upping to the quad core is good idea. for only 20 more dollars.
I guess I was just wondering if the CPU/MOBO combo I posted is best bang for a low budget?
Thanks for the responses!
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June 5, 2012 5:40:08 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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June 5, 2012 6:33:57 PM

No need to go quad core. For them, tri-core is more than enough. Good build!
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June 5, 2012 7:01:28 PM

Any opinions on:
RAIDMAX RX-380K 380W ATX12V Power Supply

Any recommendations for a better psu for the money?
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June 5, 2012 7:05:01 PM

Raidmax is JUNK. It will not supply the stated wattage. Go for the Antec EA380.
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June 5, 2012 10:03:33 PM

Ok so here is my parts list. Thanks for the comments and suggestions.

-Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
-GIGABYTE GA-A55M-DS2 FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo) Socket FM1 65W Triple-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD
-Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power
-G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT
-Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-Koutech IO-RCM621 All-in-one USB 2.0 3.5" USB 2.0 Front Panel Multi-format Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port
-LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
-Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor

Totaling: $475.40
I think that looks pretty good.
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June 13, 2012 12:27:40 AM

Best answer selected by mgriffen.
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