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September 26, 2012 11:50:25 PM

i am in the process of picking out parts to replace my parents outdated system. when browsing through the GPUs i knew that they were not going to need a very high end card because they don't use graphics intensive programs EVER. I was originally going to use a sandy bridge CPU with a discrete card but now im thinking of just using an ivy bridge and using intel integrated 4000.

what are your thoughts?
September 27, 2012 12:41:56 AM

If your parents are only browsing the web and play backgammon online... no need for a 3570k :kaola:  .
A SB pentium will do the job extremly well and you could add a low end card if you want ;)  .
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September 27, 2012 4:17:33 AM

have you considered going with an amd apu setup???

the FM2 is going to launch soon.....id wait to see how those fair.....
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September 27, 2012 2:02:07 PM

Anonymous said:
were you talking about this IB with HD 4000?
Intel Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 $144.99
with a:
MSI B75MA-E33 $59.99

and some 1600 RAM would be a very powerful solution for what they need and would last a long time.

though as stated just about any sandy/ivy bridge with intel HD will suffice for their needs.


i already have some ram recommended by someone http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 27, 2012 2:02:53 PM

amuffin said:
Heyo Eric... :hello: 

You can go with a Celeron G555 which has Intel HD Graphics:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's fairly cheap at $55 and will allow your parents to surf the internet and do many other tasks.


i would like it be a little faster because they are more concerned about speed then anything. im even thinking of putting an ssd in there
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September 27, 2012 2:08:25 PM

If they are just browsing the internet and simple stuff like that, the G555 would be more than adequate for their needs. You could tack on a 60GB SSD to really bump up the speed, but they won't need much beyond that.
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September 27, 2012 8:27:59 PM

jrsharks3 said:
i already have some ram recommended by someone http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that ram would work fine. i know a G555 is a great option; i only suggested the i3 because i think it would last much longer than a celery.

i would recommend either way you go that you consider a B75 motherboard instead of an el cheapo H61.
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December 12, 2012 6:26:17 PM

I don't build, but I am looking to optimize my mother's experience. Will Intel 4000 support the highest resolution on an ultrsharp monitor? Many parents don't game but they develop issues with their vision as they age that make surfing and writing less enjoyable. If my mother extends a Yoga 13 to a Dell Ultra Sharp display when she's home, will the 4000 produce the desired resolution?
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