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A build for my sister.

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September 11, 2012 7:51:17 PM

my younger sister is complaing that her laptop is slow (gateway LT4004) so i was just going to get an SSD and a ram upgrade but the taking apart is a pain in the ass and it onl supports up to 2GB max. oh and the processor is weak, its an intel atom so i decided to make her a small desktop. its only going to be used for OOVOO chat, facebook, and watching korean dramas and youtube. i TRIED to choose the parts for myself but somehow an intel i7 finds itself in there. so i want some suggestions what parts to use, i won't list a budget but just try to make it as cheap as possible. and PLEASE include windows 7 home premium in the price... so many people forget windows isnt free.

so again what the computer needs to do
1 Have wifi
2 go on facebook, do oovoo chats, listening to music and youtbe videos.

i don't think as SSD is needed but i do favor SSD over HDD bigtime since i have one myself on my gaming rig.

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September 11, 2012 9:07:44 PM

Please post your budget, cause you can get a laptop for 400-600$ for that purpose.
September 11, 2012 9:14:20 PM

to go on facebook, do oovoo chats, listening to music and youtbe videos.

she doesnt need an ssd and certainly doesnt need an i7--not even an i5 would be necessary
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September 11, 2012 9:29:22 PM

I would do something like this it is a lil over kill but it also leaves a bit of upgrade room

and even enough for some mid level gaming if she ever gets into that

September 12, 2012 12:01:20 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
to go on facebook, do oovoo chats, listening to music and youtbe videos.

she doesnt need an ssd and certainly doesnt need an i7--not even an i5 would be necessary


You don't even need an i3 for that.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock A75M Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $548.06
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-11 20:01 EDT-0400)
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