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December 29, 2012 9:03:16 PM

My boss asked me to build a PC for his wife. She said she didn't want it to be over $300. I told her that would be tough but I would try. She supposedly only uses it for editing photos she takes as well as facebook. How does this build look?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uS2L
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uS2L/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uS2L/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M4N68T-M V2 Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard ($53.89 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $295.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 18:00 EST-0500)

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December 29, 2012 9:16:41 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI A75A-G35 ATX FM1 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($23.17 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $269.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Cheaper and better.

or if you want cheaper still good : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uS9S
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December 29, 2012 10:26:55 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uSTI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uSTI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uSTI/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2105 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($23.17 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $289.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 19:26 EST-0500)

if you want cheaper then get a pentium g860
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December 29, 2012 11:02:26 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($50.60 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $314.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 20:02 EST-0500)

Trust me, it may cost $15 more, but it's worth it.
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December 29, 2012 11:06:16 PM

Pingypoker said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($50.60 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $314.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 20:02 EST-0500)

Trust me, it may cost $15 more, but it's worth it.


what is the purpose for the video card? she is only going to be using it for facebook and some photo editing
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January 3, 2013 1:46:07 AM

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