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aaronL
  • 52 months ago

Hi guys,

I'm looking for assistance with a build for a friend. Just a cheaper computer to handle high school and university work. Pretty much spreadsheets and word. I think his son may play the odd game here and there but I believe he has consoles so I doubt he needs any sort of decent gaming hardware.

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Cheers

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  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

Here is a build I made for you aaronL. It should be more than enough to get the job done school wise, and be able to play any non resource intensive games easily.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $121.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $41.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $30.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ 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) $314.92
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $269.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-29 20:22 EST-0500

Let me know if you have any questions!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot! I'm fairly new to the computer building scene, however I figure the more I practice the better it will be. Should I look to add a GPU? Or not necessary if not properly gaming? I'm sure this build would be able to handle movies and videos.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

A gpu isn't nessesary unless you want to do gaming in higher settings. Intel's intergrated graphics will get along just fine for most things (watching yt, playing online games, ect.) It can also play some less resource intensive games.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

That cpu isn't very good. Then again, he probabley doesn't need to much power.

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