5 minutes ago, Amazingasian said:
CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.95 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($34.19 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($90.58 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($31.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
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She really doesn't need 16GB of RAM. An i3 is more than enough for what she does and you don't need a cooler. The stock cooler should be fine.
Yeah, my gamer mind is polluting my low end system picking skills. I overlooked the fact that a stock cooler is an option, since I don't normally even consider it.
however, 16GB of ram is probably still useful.
after looking at benchmarks for the i3, you're right. it will be more than enough.
thanks for your help