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Old Lady PC for Under $500

Sxcbeast
  • 57 months ago

Trying to come up with a build for Internet browsing, social media, watching videos (youtube, nexflix, ect), and using everyday progams like Word and Excel. And maybe a bit of light photo editing. (She problably is just going to organize photos mostly, I don't know how 'into' it she could get, best to be prepared) Might do a bit of gaming, like Plant vs. Zombies. Budget: $500 or so Location: Southeastern Oklahoma, USA Periferals: Monitor Operating System: Windows 7 I want this system to be fast, right now it takes a good 5 minutes just for her to boot up and get the internet browser open. Please and Thank You!

Please Exclude PSU, I have a Spare 400W.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $82.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $9.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $537.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 00:52 EDT-0400

Cheapest I could go with the peripherals required the ssd will make very snappy quick load times. The graphics on the CPU will be plenty strong as well.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

this s the better build IMO...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think about this Intel build though? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6G4nRB

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

it will have less graphic pwer, but it will have more upgradability, you should just replace that motherboard with a Z97 as the cpu is overclockable

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What CPU would be Optimal for this MoBo though with better graphic power? I don't think I'll ever overclock it. Just want to make sure I'm getting the best bang for my buck and optimizing everything, the only upgrading I would want to do is adding Storage and possibly adding a GPU should she ever get into gaming.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

for more upgradibility, you should still go for a Z97 mobo, Intel integrated graphics are not very good, the point of the A6/18/A10 APU's is there really good graphics power, so no intel cpu's will have better graphics then the A8-7600 (since its an APU) so what i would recomend is still getting an intel (G3258 or i5 4460) and not getting a dedicated gpu since i dont think she needs that kind of power, the intel integrated graphics should be enough

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

it will have less graphic pwer, but it will have more upgradability, you should just replace that motherboard with a Z97 as the cpu is overclockable

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What CPU/ Mobo would you pick for Intel? And would the CPU graphics be that good for fast 1080p youtube/netflix. Or would it be better to get a GPU. Budget is flexible, but user won't use it for much more than online shopping and youtube/netflix.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't see the point of Intel. In my opinion Intel is more for gaming sure its fast but nothing you'll notice compared to this APU. And no point In spending more than this as this is more power than you need already

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Kinda nice for keeping things uncluttered. Probably not what you're after but hey..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI AM1I Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Antec ISK 110 VESA Mini ITX Desktop Case w/90W Power Supply $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor AOC E2425SWD 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $9.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $497.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 00:54 EDT-0400

Case can be mounted on the back of the monitor.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Same question as the guy above. Please.

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