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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hows this look? Decent enough for a mom pc of web and word?  Already have a PSU.

 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($44.38 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $401.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Leave it like this, it's decent enough for a moms pc ;)


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I like it, looks good! I like the core 1000 too and the i3 is solid

 

If they do not need the storage, I would slam an SSD in there, but its probably fine with the mechanical drive


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I like it, looks good! I like the core 1000 too and the i3 is solid

 

If they do not need the storage, I would slam an SSD in there, but its probably fine with the mechanical drive

Currenty the 2006 imac is full at the 500gb Hard drive.


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Currenty the 2006 imac is full at the 500gb Hard drive.

Oh I see! Then 1tb is probably a goo idea!

 

Although I would just buy them a new Mac Mini


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Oh I see! Then 1tb is probably a goo idea!

 

Although I would just buy them a new Mac Mini

Starts 200$ higher, better cpu, less ram, less hard drive, yeah.


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Hows this look? Decent enough for a mom pc of web and word?  Already have a PSU.

 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($44.38 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $401.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Yep. Solid.

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Yep. Solid.

OK.

 

The imac is painful to use. I dont see how my mom uses it, takes like 30 seconds to load a web page.

My imac g4 is faster...


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Hows this look? Decent enough for a mom pc of web and word?  Already have a PSU.

 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($44.38 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $401.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-18 12:11 EDT-0400

 

Did you mean to select the one stick RAM? I think you'd want this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmx8gx3m2a1600c11

 

Otherwise, i think it looks cool.

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Did you mean to select the one stick RAM? I think you'd want this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmx8gx3m2a1600c11

 

Otherwise, i think it looks cool.

No, thats 20$ more. Becides, MB only has 2 slots.

 

Aslo, i just have 1 stick, and dont have any problems


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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No, thats 20$ more. Becides, MB only has 2 slots.

 

Aslo, i just have 1 stick, and dont have any problems

Oh, okay I just thought you'd want dual channel. But I guess it doesn't really matter in this case. (no pun intended)

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Oh, okay I just thought you'd want dual channel. But I guess it doesn't really matter in this case. (no pun intended)

Yeah, and this way leaves room for upgrades


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Hows this look? Decent enough for a mom pc of web and word?  Already have a PSU.

 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($44.38 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $401.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-18 12:11 EDT-0400

 

 

psu?

 

I would suggest spending ~$8 more and getting a 128GB ssd instead of the hdd. It will greatly improve the user experience. An ssd that size will have at least 70GB of space available for user files. I suspect a perusal of the stuffed 500GB on the iMac will show that much of the material does not have to be moved. But if it is really necessary, consider increasing the budget.


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psu?

 

I would suggest spending ~$8 more and getting a 128GB ssd instead of the hdd. It will greatly improve the user experience. An ssd that size will have at least 70GB of space available for user files. I suspect a perusal of the stuffed 500GB on the iMac will show that much of the material does not have to be moved. But if it is really necessary, consider increasing the budget.

I have a PSU, giving it to them, and then i get get myself a nice modular one.

 

Ill stick with the HD, and maby later add an ssd.


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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I have a PSU, giving it to them, and then i get get myself a nice modular one.

 

Ill stick with the HD, and maby later add an ssd.

 

Your choice on the ssd but I would point out that it is much easier to add an hdd for data later than an ssd for boot/system later.


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Your choice on the ssd but I would point out that it is much easier to add an hdd for data later than an ssd for boot/system later.

POssibly, but me, nor any other of the family has ever used an SSD, so we dont know what we are missing.


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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You shouldn't be going with the OEM version of Windows but instead the Full Version. Yes, it is slightly more expensive, but OEM is basically for manufacturers only because it cannot be transferred from one motherboard to another, and it does not have direct support from Microsoft. 


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You shouldn't be going with the OEM version of Windows but instead the Full Version. Yes, it is slightly more expensive, but OEM is basically for manufacturers only because it cannot be transferred from one motherboard to another, and it does not have direct support from Microsoft. 

Oh... i used OEM on my computer... i used this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3ZN2W0/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Well I mean if you don't plan on changing motherboards at any point and if this is not upgrading from Windows 7 but rather a completely new build then you could go with it, but I strongly recommend you pay an extra $10 or so and get the full version. 


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Well I mean if you don't plan on changing motherboards at any point and if this is not upgrading from Windows 7 but rather a completely new build then you could go with it, but I strongly recommend you pay an extra $10 or so and get the full version. 

Yeah, i wish i got the full version for myself. I have a cheap 50$ motherbaoard, and i want a new one... but i dont want to buy windows again./


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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