Im trying to get the cheapest computer I can while having it be able to do everything and HD video playback, just in case he needs to. I have a case and a PSU from my first build. Im especially having trouble with picking the mobo/cpu because I dont know which integrated GFX cards can do HD playback.
Help me out please?
At Microcenter, they have a bundle for Phenom II x4, with free Gigabyte mobo. The integrated video is pretty bad, but you can get a $20 GPU that mitigates the issue. Alternatively, an i3+mobo for $160-$170, has pretty good integrated graphics, and should play HD video without too much of an issue. Really depends.
Ahh. However, I think he only needs a dual, cuz quad is a little much. But on the topic of a lower end gpu, what would you suggest? I may just find a dual ~2.5 amd and pair it with a mobo and get a dedicated, albeit lower end, gfx card.
And it has to fit on micro ATX, those are the cheapest.
Hes paying me 5 bucks for every 30 I save him vs the cheapest prebuilt he finds
The computer will be strictly used as a business tool and will be physically located in his glasses store.
And I have a 400 w PSU that I used to use Im giving him, so thats not a problem.
You gave me two gfx cards, one much better than the other. Could the Zotac play action movies in 1080p or 720p?
And would I even need the 10 $ gfx card since its an APU? Or would it just make it smoother?
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (crucial ballistix sport 2x2gb) and some may say that he doesnt need 4 gb for a office computer, but he constantly has 5 to 10 apps open and I dont want it lagging. and 2 gb may be too little and 3 isnt possible unless you get a non-dual channel mobo which i cant find.