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    [Help] Computer for fast Web Browsing, which hardware is most important?

    Just a quick question regarding a new computer build (for office environment, not gaming). Our current Office has 3 machines which are rather slow, no SSD and outdated CPU. We have an iMAC from 2011 but that isn't that great either...

    Requirement:

    • Fast Boot time, response/loading which will be achieved with an SSD.
    • Fast Tab Browsing (having 40+ tabs opened up at a time, then instantly closing them down) as well as multi-tasking.


    Price under £600 if possible.

    • 8GB to 16GB RAM?
    • AMD 6 or 8 core CPU, or would intel be simply better (this is not for gaming, so AMD would be more ideal I guess)?
    • Cheap GPU yet decent enough (£100 to £150)
    • SSD, 256GB and possibly 1TB HDD.

    This does not have to include screen, keyboard & mice as those can be rather cheap.

    So if anyone can simply throw a build together, cheaper the better but being fast,responstive for large amount of tabs opened up and possibly multi tasking would be great.

    Would the 8GB+ RAM be Overkill and or the 6-8 Core AMD CPU (quad sufficient enough?)

    PS: I can put up a build together obviously, but just wondering what you would guys suggest since id probably do an overkill ^^


    Happy Holidays & Thanks in Advance
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    RAM: 8GB is more than enough.
    CPU: Does not need to be that strong. A fast dual core or a cheap quad core will be fine. Doesn't matter if amd or intel.
    Storage: I think you can ditch the normal hdd and just go with an ssd. And as this is going to be an office computer, you probably won't even need a 256GB model. Just look at the hard drive space that is used by the current computers and you will know, what you need.
    VGA: Don't bother. A dedicated video card is wasted in an office computer. Even intel's integrated video units are fast enough.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 360W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $448.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 08:51 EST-0500)

    If you think that you need more performance, then you can get the A10-5700 instead (4x 3.4GHz and better graphics, but still only needs 65W).

    Even with the small amd stock cooler, this computer will be very silent and energy efficient. If it's not actually standing on the desk beside the user, this computer should be so silent that it won't be audible even in a quiet office.

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    Thanks man, il be putting together a list. I will probably get the 5700 unless they want something cheaper. So far there was no talk of getting new systems for the office but to be honest, only 2 machines are good and we need another 3-4.

    Once again, thanks for reply.

    Happy Holidays.
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    Just one last suggestion:
    If you decide to get the A10-5700, change the RAM to 1866MHz. Should only be like 10$ more, but you get a good deal more graphics performance out of it. (Not that this would matter in an office computer )

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