Arvald wrote:Consider an AMD APU as well... they may come in at a better price point and you can drop the vid card.
auxy wrote:I don't know how relevant this is, since you are talking about a local shop and all, but I run my own little "local shop" home busines building, repairing, and maintaining PCs, and this has been a popular build for me the last 6 months.
For those that can't decipher the link, it's an A10-5800K, 8GB of DDR3-1866, a 120GB SSD, and a slimline MicroATX case with power supply included, all for around $400. Actually, I was selling them for $350 or so before/without OS, but RAM and SSD prices have gone up since then...
That little case I picked not only includes a (terrible, but sufficient) 450W power supply, but it also includes a keyboard and mouse to match the case! Nice sleek white apple-style. It's classy!
It makes a really nice "home PC", with sufficient CPU performance for any task, and enough GPU to make sure that fancy flash game they want to play doesn't slow down. I have had zero trouble with any of these machines. I've sold them with a few different SSDs; that 840 series I've used in the last couple provides a noticeable (!) improvement over the Vertex Plus drives I was using before.
N-no way! I wasn't at all ! (>_<;)
auxy wrote:Just offering a friendly build suggestion on what's been popular for me! I don't think he even lives in my country!
churin wrote:Thanks for the suggestions.
As for the AMD APU, there is currently a bundle deal for A10-5800K + FA-F2A85X-UD4 for $205 at my local PC shop, which I may consider as an alternate system.
churin wrote:Is there any suggestion using Intel cpu?
churin wrote:It appears that A10-5800K is the way to go. The total cost including the sales tax amounts to $330 for the CPU, the mobo(GA-F2A85X-UP4 is correct model name), 8GB(4Gx2)RAM and a case. Her budget is $430 so I had 1TB SATA600 hard drive in mind to complete the system but instead I now opt for 120G SSD. I will throw in my used 500GB SATA300 hd instead of 300GB SATA150 hd from her present machine. DVD drive and psu(380W Antec) on the present machine will be re-used on the new box.
churin wrote:I thought of increasing RAM size later but considering how she will be using the machine, 8GB would be sufficient for any foreseeable future. I will return to the store tomorrow and have it replaced with a pair of 4GB.
Compatibility list for Hyper 212 Evo includes FM2 but that for Hyper TX3 does not. Can the TX3 be mounted on FM2?
Gosh, so polite! Thanks for listening to our suggestions! (＾▽＾) Most people I help with hardware tend to listen to my suggestions and then buy whatever they wanted to buy in the first place -- and then they're unhappy with it! Ahh, fie on them. (ﾉ´ｰ`)ﾉchurin wrote:OK, so the mounting bracket for AMD CPUs has not been changed since AM2.
Thank you very much everyone for your help.
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