Hey guys I want to build a new computer for my girlfriend for her upcoming birthday at the end of this month. She'll mostly just be browsing the web, listening to music and watching movies on her computer; a very light user. The only gaming that will be happening is Sims 3, or any other Sims game for that matter. A price around 400-450 is ideal, but if you must, $500 is the max.
Approx. Purchase Date: Next week; so it ships before her birthday Budget Range: $500 MAX (After rebate/shipping/tax), the cheaper the better, but without compromising essential performance. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web browsing, music, movies, homework (Microsoft Office), games Do I need a monitor? No Parts I am recycling? None Do I need to buy an OS? No Preferred Website(s): NCIX/Memory Express/Canada Computers/ and NewEgg if you must, but shipping kills it. Location: Ottawa, Ontario Parts Preference: At this price-point, I don't think I have a say SLI/Crossfire/Overclocking? Definitely not, and never will Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
yea that is an option. the only reason i would go with the intel build is the G860 has better single threaded performance and the 7770 is better then the apu on the a8. the a8 does have better at multithreaded performance. it sounds like his girlfriend would be fine with either but i would still lean towards intel.