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Budget PC For In-Laws $250-275 for normal MS office / Email / Basic Streaming

miburo
  • 55 months ago

Trying to build a cheap but small footprint pc for the in law. She mostly just watches youtube or some other streaming site and downloads files.

The chip I saw that made sense seems to be the AMD A8-7670K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor. Though I'm a little confused with all of the options. She would never game with it but I wouldn't want it not to be able to stream what is on youtube in the next 2-3 years.

Thanks for all your help. This is partly for my sanity too as it takes a LONG time for her current computer to boot and kills me when I have to go troubleshoot it.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. OS. use Ubuntu.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $36.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $37.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.98 @ OutletPC
Storage OCZ Trion 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $43.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $98.10 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $361.93
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $331.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-22 18:16 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry. Meant to say budget 250-275$ without OS cost :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor $46.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock AM1B-M Micro ATX AM1 Motherboard $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $31.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Amazon
Case Apex DM-387 HTPC Case w/275W Power Supply $44.42 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $228.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-22 18:58 EST-0500
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