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    PC for my Grandma

    My grandpa wants to replace my grandma's PC, so instead of paying too much for lackluster hardware, I convinced him to let me build it. I wanted to see if you guys had any suggestions yourself. I'm merely looking for a most bang for your buck system, that can handle generally web browsing and emailing. After many revisions, here is the build I'm currently looking at:

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    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Jyn0
    CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($50.38 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $309.17

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    DanielSoype
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    CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.45 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $315.38

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    I welcome all of your thoughts on the matter and am open to changing anything. I can't seem to get people to agree whether it's best to go Haswell or APU. After much reading I decided a dedicated graphics card would be necessary in the Intel build, but I'm still leaning towards it. Also, my grandpa is footing the bill and isn't concerned about cost, but I'd like to keep it on the cheap side. Above all else though, I want this to be the last system she ever has to buy. Let me know your thoughts, not use to building in the low end like this. 8)





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    CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($50.38 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $309.17

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    CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.45 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $315.38

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    What about buying them a used iMac instead? I presume it doesn’t have to be very fast, so you could get them like a 2009 model or something. Probably not the most bang for buck but surely it could handle email and www. The biggest upside is of course no need whatsoever for maintenance..



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