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August 19, 2012 11:15:19 PM

Currently my parents own a dell optiplex 745 thats about 700 years old. I finally convinced them that they needed an upgrade so i am going to build them one. the olly thing they care about is that its fast small and can multitask.

Before going ahead and building it i thought i might get the communities opinion fractal are mini ASUS P8Z68-M Pro Intel Core i3-2125 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ASUS GT640-2GD3 GeForce GT 640 2GB

plus dvd burner

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August 20, 2012 12:35:47 AM

No no PSU. Get one from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX, PC Power & Cooling.
August 20, 2012 12:57:05 AM

I don't know what your budget is but the best PC for your parents will be this:

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LX PLUS Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($59.00 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 360 ATX Mini Tower Case ($38.86 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 400W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $375.81

+ mouse and keyboard with back light

Edit: The GPU in the 3870k is enough for light gaming, there's no need to buy a dedicated GPU

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August 20, 2012 1:07:01 AM

why would one even want a gt640. its overpriced for its performance.