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Purchasing new computer for home use

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February 7, 2013 10:02:16 AM

Hello,
for home business, i.e. mainly microsoft office, home photos, Itunes What processor configuration would be fast but not crazy like gamers?
February 7, 2013 10:49:20 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($103.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $305.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 07:48 EST-0500)

I left out case, peripherals and OS to your choosing.
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February 7, 2013 12:03:13 PM

Soda-88 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($103.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $305.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 07:48 EST-0500)

I left out case, peripherals and OS to your choosing.


Nice spec - considering how inexpensive RAM is, I would just get an 8 GB (2X4GB) kit. I am a Corsair fan, myself:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I personally will no longer build a computer (laptop or desktop) without installing a solid state drive. The difference in terms of access speed for files is ridiculous - you'll love yourself for the sheer fact that you won't have to make a cup of coffee in the morning while your computer boots up. If you do install an SSD, make sure that your HDD isn't plugged into the computer until after you have finished the install.
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