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Building my Mom a Computer for Christmas

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November 23, 2012 12:30:21 PM

Title says it all, I'm in a budget but willing to splurge if necessary. She just needs this for internet and Youtube HD streaming, nothing more honestly. Sad thing is, her current computer cannot handle it. She already has W7, a 1080p monitor, a mouse, a keyboard, a 500gb hdd, and a good enough odd. If you can find me better for not much more, or for around the same price with good Black Friday deals, let me know.

COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus RC-431P-KWN2 Black Steel Body (0.5mm SECC), ABS plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Total after rebates, 196.

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November 23, 2012 2:27:55 PM

Your motherboard (The one in your link) only supports 95wTDP CPU's.

The 955 you lniked to is 125w TDP.

The 4100 is a 95w TDP, so I would go with that or a 95w Phenom
November 23, 2012 9:58:57 PM

Any reason for the quadcore?
November 23, 2012 10:01:37 PM

Thanks z1nonly, totally missed that. I wanted a quad core for two reasons, it feels lame upgrading from dual core to dual core (I know its not a valid argument its just a feeling I have, haha).