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New PC for dad

Budget (including currency): £700

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Word processing, emails, watching youtube, lots of google chrome tabs... etc

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): He currently has a 5 year old Dell all in one, which is painfully slow; has a HDD as it's main storage, 6th gen dual core i5 (integrated graphics) and 8GB DDR3. I have managed to persuade him to let me build him a PC, so any feedback on my parts chosen it greatly apreciated. Also (as he is going from an AIO, he will need a monitor, speakers and a webcam so if anyone has any better choices that would be great too :))

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/khFMC6

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when mostly writing or browsing, then just something like a powerful enough laptop or ipad could be good. as I would assume he might not care about a desktop build? and being more on the foot or mobile with the device?

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its a cache less SSD, you could go for something like the "Gigabyte M30" which has cache...  and the M30 is still pretty cheap

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3 minutes ago, _Omega_ said:

its a cache less SSD, you could go for something like the "Gigabyte M30" which has cache...  and the M30 is still pretty cheap

For a web browsing PC.... not exactly a concern.

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I would honestly scrap the pc build plan.

Get your dad a laptop with a ryzen 5 5500u/ ryzen 3 5300u, a keyboard + mouse and a monitor
this will allow him to both take his laptop with him if he will ever need it.

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Desktop:
CPU= I5 12400F
RAM = 2x 32gb DDR4 3200MHZ Corsair Vengeance LPX
Motherboard = MSI Z690-A-PRO Wifi DDR4
GPU= RTX 3050
SSD = Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
PSU= Corsair RM750

Laptop:
CPU= AMD Ryzen 5 5500u
RAM= 1X 4gb (soldered 3200mhz), 1x 16gb ddr4 3200mhz (so-dimm)
SSD= Samsung 970 Evo 1TB

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50 minutes ago, Avocheeseado said:

Budget (including currency): £700

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Word processing, emails, watching youtube, lots of google chrome tabs... etc

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): He currently has a 5 year old Dell all in one, which is painfully slow; has a HDD as it's main storage, 6th gen dual core i5 (integrated graphics) and 8GB DDR3. I have managed to persuade him to let me build him a PC, so any feedback on my parts chosen it greatly apreciated. Also (as he is going from an AIO, he will need a monitor, speakers and a webcam so if anyone has any better choices that would be great too :))

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/khFMC6

For my personal experience I do not recommend laptops with Intel Atom processor. Don't take 32 bit pc. All others are good.

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