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dschutt84 65 months ago

This CPU will only be for email, word and internet surfing. This will be close to around $250-300 for the entire build minus OS. I have always been a Intel fan but would a APU be better then a i3 since both have a gpu on them. Also the fx-6300 is intriguing but then ill have to buy a GPU. I'm not use to building budget builds and this will be my first. Thanks

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itzzjason 2 points 65 months ago

all of these are viable cpus for your uses:
i3
pentium
apu
athlon
fx

but the last 2 requires a discrete gpu
just get whatever build is cheapest/affordable, which i believe would be the apu

dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Some times those APU builds are more expensive then you think hahah. I guess I wouldn't go less then a quad core one.

itzzjason 1 point 65 months ago

well if you insist on getting a quad core apu, then yea i guess that's out of your budget. try a pentium cpu then

nono6464 1 point 65 months ago

But pentiums are dual core I thought, which is when he didn't want an APU?

rOjOdogg 1 Build 2 points 65 months ago

For what you plan to do the APU is the way to go, I have built 2 systems with them the a4-3400 and the a8-3870K and both worked great and you could even play most of the new games on them so the built in gpu worked great. Both builds had no problems and where cheep to do. APU's are inexpensive and the Motherboards are around $50. Pop in 2 gb ram and a HDD and your all set.

something like this:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1UiP3 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1UiP3/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1UiP3/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($34.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Diablotek CPA-0170 ATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply ($27.99 @ Microcenter) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $218.91 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-28 14:33 EDT-0400)

dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 65 months ago

This build will be for my brother who barely knows the difference between a HDD and a case;He thinks they are the same thing. he honestly asked me if replacing the monitor will he lose all his photos hahah. So gaming will be not involved strictly Word, and Fantasy Football.

jtc2793 2 points 65 months ago

You can upgrade that 250gb hdd to 1TB (4x)for $10 more. WD Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM. Don't forget they sell it as decimal and you need some room for your OS. If you're gonna be downloading a lot of videos, they take up A TON of room.

Skandranonsg 8 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

How does this fit for you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A6-3670K 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $74.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-A75M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard $60.38 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $54.99 @ Amazon
Case Inwin BK623.BN300TBL MicroATX Mini Tower Case w/300W Power Supply $53.43 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $303.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-28 14:38 EDT-0400
dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

That looks pretty darn good. I forgot to mention but I already have a extra case microatx, So I could but that money else where like a PSU. Also I think im going to ditch the SSD and go with a HDD 500 gig. This is for my brother he wont notice the difference anyways hahah.

vlad007 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago
dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

You really think a Pentium would be better? I honestly don't know much about the lower end CPU's.

vlad007 1 Build 2 points 65 months ago

Basically the Pentium is an i3 but without Hyper-Threading

dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Yeah very true

dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

What do you think about a X2 550 BE unlocking it to and X4? Pretty easy with a gigabyte board. Could be a nice sleeper.

vlad007 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

Sometimes it doesn't work and it looks out of stock.

Eschaton 6 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Ok, check this out:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.96 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $8.88 @ Amazon
Power Supply FSP Group 220W 80 PLUS Certified Mini ITX Power Supply $53.04 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99 @ Newegg
Other ASUS E45M1-M PRO AMD E-450 APU AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo $124.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $293.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-28 17:15 EDT-0400
  • fanless CPU means less noise and maintenance worries
  • integrated APU graphics
  • extremely low power draw
  • will do everything your brother needs it to do
  • wireless ftw
  • dat cost

Here's the link for the mobo/apu/heatsink combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131875

dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Thank you this helps a ton!!!

vlad007 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $51.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $33.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ NCIX US
Case Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply $34.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $292.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-28 17:56 EDT-0400
dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Thanks! Seems like these budget builds are harder then they seem to find the best price!