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December 4, 2012 3:40:42 AM

I'm going to go with a homebuild kit, but I'm not knowledgeable enough about components. I'm guessing this is asked all the time. It seems like a lot to ask, but many people seem to like to comment on what looks good.
I'd like go get decent components- not the best, necessarily, but of good value. I don't play games, not a power user, and don't need anything exotic. I do like to have many browser tabs open, and ~6-8 'normal user' programs. 8G ram may be overkill, but maybe not. 1T HD should be plenty. (!) I'm going to try Win8.
If someone could point out a machine or two on Tiger Direct, (and list anything major that may be missing), OR, if you're ambitions, list actual components, I'd be very appreciative.
So - what do you think your grandfather might like???
Thanks!

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December 4, 2012 4:45:22 AM

Fill out this form, it will best give us an idea on how to help you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

Your basically just after a machine that can browse the internet and run office programs? You wont need anything expensive for that, could get something along those lines for something like $500 (US).
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December 4, 2012 5:41:26 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qRi4
My take on things
a8, 5600k - faster desktop rendering than HD2500 and more cpu power to boot
8GB ram - because ram is cheap and with 53 chrome tabs and 3 apps, i run out of 6gb ram
1.5TB HDD 7200k - not green because want faster boot speed and offers a good price per gigabyte
CX430W - reliable and 80+ Bronze
Feel free to edit off my list =)
Missing the OS, Case and Optical drive
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December 5, 2012 4:13:06 PM

Thanks, Stick! I'm looking at it now. 53 tabs? I'm not THAT bad! ;>
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December 6, 2012 12:13:54 AM

Haha just can't seem to reduce it by much =P
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