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Everyday use PC building SUGGESTIONS

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello people, 

I am planning to build a Everyday use PC for my mom as a Christmas gift. 

Her everyday uses are Netflix, Skype, and checking emails. Nothing else. 

I think I do not even need a dedicated gpu, on board graphics should be fine, am i right? 

Please give me some suggestions on doing this build. 

 

Budget: As much as it needs to get the daily tasks done. 

 

Thanks

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, deXxterlab97 said:

How much for the whole build?

as much as it gets the build done properly to do those daily tasks. Thanks

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz Dual-Core OEM/Tray Processor  ($29.94 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($6.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($36.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($19.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($19.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $168.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-14 11:10 EST-0500

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1 minute ago, deXxterlab97 said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz Dual-Core OEM/Tray Processor  ($29.94 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($6.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($36.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($19.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($19.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $168.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-14 11:10 EST-0500

i would say go with a 128gb ssd for like 10-15 bucks more.

makes the whole pc expirience 10x better

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12 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

as much as it gets the build done properly to do those daily tasks. Thanks

I would suggest a quad core APU build. my parents have a 1st gen APU from long ago, still no hiccups (even with Norton installed)


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I'd suggest:

AMD A6 or A8 APU

basic motherboard (FM2+)

8 Gigs (2x4) of DDR3-1866 

120-250Gig SSD (no HDD)

Corsair CX450M or similar power supply (if a PSU is not included in the case)

Whatever case you like

 

If it was me, I'd go for some sort of very small ITX case - with an APU you don't need a discrete graphics card.

 

Btw, the graphics portion of the APU is better than the IGP in an Intel CPU, and therefore, better for Skype, etc.

 

My wife uses an A8-7600 with just a single 120Gig SSD. Works just fine. :)


A sieve may not hold water, but it will hold another sieve.

i5-6600, 16Gigs, ITX Corsair 250D, R9 390, 120Gig M.2 boot, 500Gig SATA SSD, no HDD

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Matt_98 said:

I would suggest a quad core APU build. my parents have a 5 1st gen APU from long ago, still no hiccups (even with Norton installed)

is that something like A6-7400K? 

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6 minutes ago, TheNuzziNuzz said:

THis is a little more than you need, but its worth a look:

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/9zfYr7

His mother won't use anywhere near that much of storage and an i3 is not needed at all. I am not sure if she need IPS too and why Z170 mobo on a non K cpu?

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Yes, the A6-7400K would be a good choice.


A sieve may not hold water, but it will hold another sieve.

i5-6600, 16Gigs, ITX Corsair 250D, R9 390, 120Gig M.2 boot, 500Gig SATA SSD, no HDD

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Here is one with APU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A4-6300 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($31.98 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi A70U3P Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($31.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($19.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($19.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $158.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-14 11:31 EST-0500

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6 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

is that something like A6-7400K? 

yea but if you can splurge for a A8-10


6600K - ASUS Z270i Gaming ITX - 8GB Corsair  Vengence LPX DDR4 2400MHZ - EVGA 1070SC - 120GB HyperX Savage SSD - CX430 PSU:|

PSU tier list- 

 

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Just now, dreamhacking said:

Thanks guys. 

Looks like AMD APU will be a solid choice right? at least better than Intel on board graphics. 

Yes, APU makes really goo integrated gpu. Only consider if going for Skylake which is most likely too much

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3 minutes ago, dreamhacking said:

Thanks a small case like that is needed too haha 

Hmm, been looking at the price of SFX supplies .....

 

300watts should be enough:

http://www.ncix.com/detail/silverstone-sfx-series-300w-atx-9c-93203.htm

 


A sieve may not hold water, but it will hold another sieve.

i5-6600, 16Gigs, ITX Corsair 250D, R9 390, 120Gig M.2 boot, 500Gig SATA SSD, no HDD

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, deXxterlab97 said:

Yes, APU makes really goo integrated gpu. Only consider if going for Skylake which is most likely too much

i would not consider skylake i3, that is overkill. 

only maybe the Skylake Pentium G4400 

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Just now, dreamhacking said:

i would not consider skylake i3, that is overkill. 

only maybe the Skylake Pentium G4400 

Stick with APU, their mobo is cheaper and the APU is also cheaper

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High quality components with potential to upgrade. A smaller case and cheaper PSU can be added.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xz4fhq


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Just now, dreamhacking said:

A6-7400K or A8-7600? 

$30 CAD difference, is it worth the money? (other than it has better integrated graphics)

Not really worth the extra imo. I mean does she need extra performance on games? No,.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, deXxterlab97 said:

Not really worth the extra imo. I mean does she need extra performance on games? No,.

yup, my mom doesn't game lol 

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23 hours ago, dreamhacking said:

A6-7400K or A8-7600? 

$30 CAD difference, is it worth the money? (other than it has better integrated graphics)

I'd say that the A8 is worth the extra money. It has "R7" graphics rather than the A6's "R5" plus it has more "cores".

That would make Skype, HD Youtube videos, Netfix, etc, work smoother.


A sieve may not hold water, but it will hold another sieve.

i5-6600, 16Gigs, ITX Corsair 250D, R9 390, 120Gig M.2 boot, 500Gig SATA SSD, no HDD

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