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tooch88
  • 52 months ago

I work with this guy he is older n is thinking bout getting a new computer he's looking at a prebuilt for 400 so wanna keep it around that price, lower would b better will be mainly used for webbrowsing so I figure an apu would b good for him, never thought to ask him if he wanted new peripherals. Any help would b good

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

a bit overkill but in budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7700K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $105.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $56.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $27.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply $27.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $388.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-02 17:16 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BLZKYJ All of the components are high quality and the PSU/Case will allow for future expansion. The Pentium is a great CPU, even for gaming and paired with the 950, 1080p resolution with high settings shouldn't be a problem:) I would add an SSD in the future though as it boosts performance A LOT.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

will be mainly used for webbrowsing

I guess that means OP can lose the GPU and still have a good rig for his friend's needs. That also means a better PSU and case.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

True. BUT, The PSU isn't bad in any regards except for looking ugly, andI thought it would be good to include some form of GPU in case he wanted to game later. Everyone wants to game on their PC at some point lol. Plus, the Pentium can handle web browsing just fine.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Right. I didn't say it was really bad, I just said you could get a better one with the money saved from a GPU. I'm not entirely sure if he'll be gaming or not, as the OP said he is a little bit older, but that could mean almost anything.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly. I think he should just ask his friend if he wants to game at all or not. Then the choice is self explanatory, right?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Right.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

He won't b gaming just web browsing and paying bills (i did ask him b4) that's all he uses his 7yr PC for I'm not sure how old he is but he is pushing retirement age

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. As close as I can get to $400 and includes:

  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 (Still eligible for free upgrade to Windows 10)
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • Monitor
  • a SSD for speed. Since just surfing the net is negligible on disk usage, a small one will do.
  • No optical drive
  • RAM is upgradeable IF for some reason, the neighbor needs to upgrade it.

Notes about pricing:

  • All prices in USD.
  • Includes Mail in Rebates
  • Prices and availability subject to change.
  • Can save money if the neighbor doesn't need peripherals.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $38.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Savage 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $35.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $85.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell D2015H 60Hz 19.5" Monitor $79.99 @ Adorama
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $8.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $451.69
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $426.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-02 18:33 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. For another price perspective: Working with the following:

Starting total:                $451.69 (ignoring MiR)
- Monitor:                        $  79.99
- Keyboard & mouse:  $  8.99
- OS:                                  $ 85.89
---- NEW TOTAL:            $276.82
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably best for his needs. If needed, Windows 10 Home will keep it in budget. You can also pick up a nice WiFi card for $20 if he needs one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team DARK L3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
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
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $279.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-02 18:53 EST-0500
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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it's powerful enough to do anything more than watch video. He can just borrow an OS from a friend.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

will be mainly used for webbrowsing

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I explained that in the comment above you:p

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, with the new iGPU, that might be true!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks good and I'm sure he wouldn't mind spending a dollar over on this compared to the tax he would have to pay on the prebuilt he was looking at

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