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Budget build for a friend

wesp15

39 months ago

Hey All,

I am building a rig for a friend of mine who has a limited budget (between $400 and $500). He will not be using the PC for much outside of web browsing, Microsoft office and probably some media streaming/playing. He wanted a small case but still wanted an optical drive. Below is the build i came up with. I would love your thoughts:

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/fpT4sJ

Thanks!!!

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/JwkFsJ

if he is doing browsing and stuff the i3 would be good but the fx 6300 can do almost anthig he would want. if he wants to game, stream, and edit this would be good.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

and for the price you cant go wrong. for this price it is a great build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

if he is just doing every day tasks you dont need an ssd

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree with this 100%. Everyday tasks (boot up, application launch, file transfer, etc.) are exactly where SSDs shine. No modern computer ought to suffer through an HDD.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I didnt really mean it that way. I was saying that if your on a budget an ssd is not an option. for 400 - 500 dollars you cant really get a big enough ssd in this range

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

for the budget it is one or the other

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

These are great suggestions. Thank you! I will inquire as to whether he prefers the speed of SSD or the added space.

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