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.
Captain Ned wrote: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?
churin wrote: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OK, so the mounting bracket for AMD CPUs has not been changed since AM2.
Thank you very much everyone for your help.