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So my mom wants me build her a pc for under 1000$. The only thing she wants it to do is surf the web, but the way she sure is to have 3 internet browsers open with about 30+ tabs open at once. Her laptop cant handle it and freeze up and dogs out. Whould a Ryzen build be the way to go? 

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I would build something with a Pentium and an SSD. 

 

G4560, B-chipset, 8GB of 2400MHz RAM, MX300 525GB, and call it a day. 

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1 minute ago, LightningShift said:

Shes not a mac person

What does that mean? 

 

A Mac is essentially a PC but the red x is on the left.......

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2 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

What does that mean? 

 

A Mac is essentially a PC but the red x is on the left.......

 

kill me...

 

 

op just go for a ryzen 5 based system with 16gb of ram, 240gb ssd, 500w psu, gtx 1050, ect

blackshades on

 

 

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DrMacintosh it' not that, she's 58 years old and not willing to change her habits or learn a new operating system. All she knows is Windows and Firefox.

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1 minute ago, LightningShift said:

All she knows is Windows and Firefox.

Those programs are the same on a Mac as they are on a PC xD 

 

Just saying

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1 minute ago, Reece Leu said:

ryzen 5 based system with 16gb of ram, 240gb ssd, 500w psu, gtx 1050, ect

So overkill for a internet PC whose main task is opening 30 tabs. 

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Just now, DrMacintosh said:

So overkill for a internet PC whose main task is opening 30 tabs. 

 

should last a good bit and it is under $1000.

 

if he wants something less overkill go for a nuc or gigabyte brix

blackshades on

 

 

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Just now, Reece Leu said:

nuc or gigabyte brix

Actually a sold option. 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($109.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Team - Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Toshiba - P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($44.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GT 710 1GB Video Card  ($32.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Rosewill - R363-M-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive: Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer  ($10.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($13.00 @SCDKeys.com) 
Total: $376.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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This is overkill.

Sincerely,

 

me

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4600 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($86.88 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($68.49 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Antec - ISK 310-150 Mini ITX Desktop Case w/150W Power Supply  ($70.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $374.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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My brother was saying a Intel compustick but you cant upgrade it in the future. I looked at the NUC, seems like a good option but still you cant upgrade the CPU

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Cheap OEM system + some more RAM + SSD. Good to go. 

Would even go second hand Dell OptiPlex SFF for the small form factor. 

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On 10/10/2017 at 11:09 PM, LightningShift said:

So my mom wants me build her a pc for under 1000$. The only thing she wants it to do is surf the web, but the way she sure is to have 3 internet browsers open with about 30+ tabs open at once. Her laptop cant handle it and freeze up and dogs out. Whould a Ryzen build be the way to go? 

With so many browser tabs spend your money on a large monitor. Even an i3 will be fine on the internet.

 

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On 10/10/2017 at 7:39 PM, LightningShift said:

My brother was saying a Intel compustick but you cant upgrade it in the future. I looked at the NUC, seems like a good option but still you cant upgrade the CPU

Please don't purchase a potato on a stick for the purpose of web browsing. Don't get me wrong - the little compute stick PC's are great media centre units or usable to run 24/7 advertising slideshows for a business, but I'd never use on for general computing purposes. A Gigabyte Brix PC or some other small form factor PC would be a great option.

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For this use I wouldn't recommenced building a new PC, as you could get a pre built (all be it older tech) for less which is able to do what she wants and cost a reasonable amount. You might need a new hard drive/SSD for storage but still. (for 30 tabs a core 2 duo would be good enough). Heads up it will not preform as great as a system you could build, but will preform good enough

 

examples

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-OptiPlex-Professional-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B01H5O5ERW/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1508240927&sr=1-5

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-OptiPlex-Mini-Tower-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B00BGUE7OI/ref=sr_1_12?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1508240927&sr=1-12

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Optiplex-790-Desktop-Computer/dp/B00PFVR1GK/ref=sr_1_21?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1508240927&sr=1-21

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This is basically what I use my laptop.... Not saying get a laptop but these are my mobile specs on a 6 year old laptop.

 

AMD A8

16gig gskill ram not sure the speed

250gig Samsung EVO SSD notsure the model but its 5 years old

No GPU, just using the APU

 

I have yet to run into ANY problems with this laptop and find no reason to even think about replacing it, when I just use it for browsing on the sofa, word processing, league of legends, and remote access to my servers. I am a crazy browser I will have tons of tabs open on this thing, youtube streaming, different forums, etc no issue. I just run webroot and CC Cleaner on it and never install bullshit I don't need on it. 

 

Here is a full build with monitor/os/input devices 

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/h7VDtJ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/h7VDtJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($44.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($141.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($83.94 @ Amazon) 
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($26.99 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($16.49 @ OutletPC) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit  ($102.89 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: BenQ - GW2270 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor  ($79.00 @ Amazon) 
Keyboard: Logitech - MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse  ($13.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $662.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-20 13:21 EDT-0400

 

If you want get a better PSU, I just don't feel the need for a crazy one when there is no power draw with this system.

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On 10/10/2017 at 7:25 PM, aisle9 said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($109.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Team - Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Toshiba - P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($44.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GT 710 1GB Video Card  ($32.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Rosewill - R363-M-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive: Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer  ($10.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($13.00 @SCDKeys.com) 
Total: $376.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-10 22:25 EDT-0400

 

This is overkill.

only bad thing about this in my opinion is the SCDkey version of windows. I can see a younger guy taking advantage of this, but I use to use these for friends builds back in the day and some of the times I have had people have issues with them a year down the road or so. Then I get a phone call saying fix this please for me I can't work. Where I'd rather tell them to pony up 65 more dollars so I don't get that annoying phone call in the future.

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On 10/17/2017 at 4:54 AM, grimreeper132 said:

For this use I wouldn't recommenced building a new PC, as you could get a pre built (all be it older tech) for less which is able to do what she wants and cost a reasonable amount. You might need a new hard drive/SSD for storage but still. (for 30 tabs a core 2 duo would be good enough). Heads up it will not preform as great as a system you could build, but will preform good enough

This honestly is the best bet.

a refurb optiplex, throw in an ssd, and she'll be perfectly set.

 

you could build a cheap pc, but its not really worth the effort, and a mac just costs more than its worth

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Has 16GB of RAM so she can have as many tabs as she wants open. Also included a monitor, keyboard/mouse, and speakers since she is going from using a laptop and I doubt she has some lying around, unless you're providing them in which case just disregard them.

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mC3WHN

Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mC3WHN/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($49.38 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY - Anarchy 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($83.94 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($92.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Fractal Design - FD-FAN-SSR2-92 24.6 CFM  92mm Fan  ($6.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus - VS228H-P 21.5" 1920x1080 Monitor  ($99.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: AmazonBasics - KU-0833 +MSU0939 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse  ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech - S-150 1.2W 2ch Speakers  ($12.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $611.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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