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    Internet Surfing and pictures viewing pc

    Hi!

    My neighbor would need a desktop pc, cheap and efficient for internet browsing (mostly) He is also viewing a lot of picture.

    Im a checking this build:

    Mobo ==> GIGABYTE S.FM1 AMD A55 MATX 2D DDR3,1PCI-E 16X/1PCI-E 1X/3PCI VGA/DUAL-DVI,RAID,USB3.0,SATA3 (GA-A55M-DS2)

    CPU ==> AMD A6 X3 3500 3MB CACHE 2100M 65W FM1 (AD3500OJGXBOX)

    Ram ==>*Corsair DDR3 1600MHz 4G 2x240DIMM (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) 4 Go

    Hard Drive ==> Seagate ST BARRACUDA 7200.12 500G 3.5 SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 16MB CACHE (ST500DM002)

    Case ==> Thermaltake Thermaltake VI5000BNS Black SECC Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail (VI5000BNS)

    And a 450W brandless PSU

    I can get this build for 319.73$ CAD

    Does it worth it? Any recommandation? For the optical drive he actually have one on his pc (Edit: Its a IDE one, and this Mobo have no IDE plug, I'll take one but it cost nothing)
    I would also like to know if the CPU is a good one (Not for gaming, for internet browsing ^^ )

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    As far as I know; the bare minimum in components should be able to handle simple picture viewing and even HD video playback, especially the AMD A6 Processors.

    If it's a computer you want to last, a "brandless PSU" isn't a smart idea. No-name PSUs are a big no no for any build, budget or not. I'd throw in an extra $20-30 and get a reputable PSU to make it last.

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    If you have around 120 CAD more, you could get a SSD in there, would greatly help the system in load times of programs. Keep the HDD for Mass Storage though(Photos, Videos, Movies)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tehterokkar View Post
    If you have around 120 CAD more, you could get a SSD in there, would greatly help the system in load times of programs. Keep the HDD for Mass Storage though(Photos, Videos, Movies)
    I agree, except I'm not sure SSD & Cheap go along with each other just yet ^_^

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    If you just wanting to browse the internet and do some photos then a A4-3300 would be fine.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819106013 or a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819106014 save some money there.
    I would just drop the HDD and get a SSD and be done with it he probably isn't going to fill a 128 gig up esp if he isn't gaming.
    Last edited by Skarsguard; 2013-01-06 at 05:18 AM.

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