Hey guys, my sister had asked me to build her a computer just for regular use. She's not gonna be gaming a lot or at all. Just the kids playing occasional online games. Her primary use will be just surfing the internet and saving photos and videos of her kids. She would like this pc to be fast for multi tasking and transferring photos and videos. With lots of storage. thanks in advance
Hi. If you and you sister have decided to build a PC instead of buying one, then the build below should be a good starting point. An i3 dual-core with 8GB of RAM should be more than sufficient for everyday use. I added an optional 120GB SSD as a boot drive but you can replace it with another 2TB hard drive for more storage. I didn't include a graphics card because I'm not sure what online games we're talking about here or if the CPU's integrated graphics processor is enough. The case depends on personal taste. And I'm not sure if your sister prefers Windows 7 or 8 so feel free to make changes as you or she'd like.
anytime dude, how u like the rig? also integrated is fine, and this rigs ready for serious power. she can always buy a 7770 down the road or some cheapo card when she feels the need. this is a perfect solid workstation.
Will this work? What do you guys think? thanks in advance.
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler:CORSAIR Hydro Series H60
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
you have a k chips and a non overclocking mb.
drop your build to a i5 3570. your not going to miss any speed with the i5. the i5 and i7 are the same cpu other then the 4 virutal cores (hyperthreading).