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This build is for common family use, with enough horsepower for daily tasks without breaking the bank. I was able to get the dual core to unlock to a quad core, but due to stability issues I set it back to default.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I would of thrown in a 30 - 40$ graphics card. Will help speed up CPU. but other than that its good.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build for family use and just as gaming said what about throwing a 6670 in there maybe even the GDDR5 version.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

6670 would be a good fit for this machine, and definitely go with the GDDR5 version as the GDDR3 version is a dog for gaming. I'd personally push a 7750, which would get your foot in the door with most games for roughly $400 total rig cost.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice you could also if needed sell that cpu and opt for a 965 BE quad core when they go on sell for like $70 bucks every so often.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, not sure I could fetch the $80 i paid for it anymore though. But it's not a bad idea at all. Something to keep in mind for the future, this unit already sold =).

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh well you gave the customer very open upgradability options which I like a lot.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I try to leave all my builds with room to grow.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. How much did it cost in total.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

According to my records $318.95

Case/PSU - $43.99 CPU - $89.99 (in 2011, if purchased today for $59.99 we lower the price to $280, but I'm going with actual cost) Motherboard - Free (buy Micro Center combo and sell the CPU) DVD Drive - $15.99 Hard Drive - $60 RAM - $40.99 OS - $67.99

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

not bad for something the whole family can use for office and web-browsing tasks. i personally would've used an APU platform, but if you don't need much out of it this works fine, too.

do consider throwing a $40-ish GPU in there later on. anything recent would be fine, and it'll certainly help when trying to view Youtube video.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, a 5450 or 430 would work well for this build if the end user was interested in heavy-ish video playback.