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dad's daily computing build

dns637
  • 53 months ago

only used for web browsing, ms office programs, turbo tax and watching videos

help me save

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ptgyjX

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $58.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $309.73
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $284.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 14:48 EST-0500

The list made for your dad's needs was too overkill. This is a better optimized list for his needs.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Uh,

Dad better have a video card on hand to use, while that 860k is of the APU family, it has no functional integrated video.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

A fridge doesn't have a videocard, neither does the Anthlon 860K

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $63.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GT 610 2GB Video Card $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $343.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 15:02 EST-0500

Just tossed a cheap 40 bucks GT610 in there, heard they're quite okay for their price in such things.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $81.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $63.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $316.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 15:04 EST-0500

This could do too.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The A8's integrated GPU is a lot better than a GT610. No reason to bother with discrete GPUs in the <$80 territory these days, as they have been effectively made redundant by modern iGPU's.

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

OP don't buy this lol...

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah no way does your dad need a 212 evo for what he'll be doing. Hell he really has no need for the 8GB of memory.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This should work fine. Almost a HTPC, but basic office work is the higher priority, with a side of BR playing ability tossed in.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $124.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $19.89 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $41.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $39.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (32-bit) $84.95 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $19.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC e2450Swd 60Hz 23.6" Monitor $99.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard KeyTronic KT400U2 Wired Standard Keyboard $9.82 @ Amazon
Mouse Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 for Business Wired Optical Mouse $6.89 @ OutletPC
Speakers Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers $11.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $599.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 15:21 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $124.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock B150M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $80.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Redline 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $20.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.89 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $427.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 15:37 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This definitely.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. i3-6100 is actually an awesome processor. There is no reason to go with AMD now that skylake is out.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with an i3 which should be good enough for basic tasks and should keep up performance well since it is Skylake. The b150 motherboard is cheap and compact. 4gb of RAM is more than enough for web browsing, videos, etc. A top rated SSD because it is very fast and somewhat cheap. A tiny case that leaves space on the desk and is easy to build in. A gold rated PSU since the computer will be on often and it is semi modular so cable management and air flow aren't obstructed.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

im leaning towards the intel builds

wondering if I should stick w/ the stock cooler or get an evo?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with this cooler if you'd rather not stick to stock. It cools plenty for the system and is quiet at a low price: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silenx-cpu-cooler-efz92ha2

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I run stock on mine. No issues at all. Computer isn't too loud in any way.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

temps?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

So far, all the EVGA PSUs mentioned look to be first-gen products, and if so, are not the best. I'd suggest a different PSU, otherwise it's a decent build overall now. The Hyper-212 cooler isn't required as the CPU comes with one, but it is nice if the PC needs to be a touch quieter. The one I mentioned earlier will be plenty of power for the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-ea380dgreen

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's my suggestion. I went with i5 instead of i3. Pretty much the same price when you remove that cooler and get cheaper board.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $62.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $40.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $482.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 17:06 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Another take for your consideration:

All SSD storage so he will think it is a rocket ship!

MB has 2 case fan headers for the 2 fans that come with the case.

Cable for the the USB conversation from 2 to 3: http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Female-Motherboard-Adapter-Converter/dp/B009SJCPO8/ref=pd_sim_147_11?ie=UTF8&dpID=41skiohMZ2L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=00K86BZ4GTJ73YNSJEGX

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $116.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $45.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX200 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $40.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 350W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive $12.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $559.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 18:22 EST-0500

With-out SSD:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $116.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $45.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $40.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 350W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive $12.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $429.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 18:20 EST-0500

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