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2018/07/06 05:25:55 (permalink)
Hello All,
 
I'm looking to build a new computer for my parents. Their current computer has hit a wall as far as performance where the regular routine maintenance isn't helping very much. They only use their computer for web browsing, and e-mail. I'm just wanting to build something simple with an SSD. No preference Intel or AMD. Any suggestions?
 
TIA

 
 
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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/06 08:03:20 (permalink)
    Hello, 
     
    What price point are you looking at staying below? We also have a DIY configurator that could help you get some components pieced together and get a little bit of a discount for creating a bundle. 
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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/06 08:56:39 (permalink)
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    Hello, 
     
    What price point are you looking at staying below? We also have a DIY configurator that could help you get some components pieced together and get a little bit of a discount for creating a bundle. 




    Hi Benny,
     
    Price point is around $400-$700 range. I'll take a look at the DIY config, thanks!

     
     
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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/06 12:04:58 (permalink)
    Hey, 
     
    If you do go with our parts from the DIY you should be okay with getting a I3 or I5 processor whichever you could find a better deal on is what I would get if just browsing the internet. 
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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/06 13:16:26 (permalink)
    This article has some examples that will show you what works well together   How to build a budget gaming PC

    You could go with a  GTX 1030 GPU - better than the built-in CPU graphics
     
    If you go with built-in CPU graphics, faster RAM can help improve performance
     
    8 Gb RAM is the sweet spot for memory
     
    Any X58 MB or newer MB would work. 

    If I was going Intel i3 the the new 8th generation CPU is the way to go.  Most any i5 is plenty of power.

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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/06 18:16:02 (permalink)
    Normally I use my parents needing an upgrade as an excuse for me to upgrade. Not saying you need to do a full build but if you have recent parts in good shape it’s worth considering if you want something better to fit your gaming needs.
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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/06 18:33:48 (permalink)
    Some build guides from PCPartPicker.com might help:  https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/
     
    Several "starting points" to consider in the $400-700 range.
     
    Or you can start with one of the "Great" builds and then pair it down (like the GPU) to get within budget.

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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/06 19:13:09 (permalink)
    Here's a proposed Intel build with i3-8100, B360 mobo, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD with EVGA case + GPU (1050Ti) + PSU, for about $590.
     
    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/thunder-93/saved/Gnq6XL
     
    If you drop to an EVGA GTX 1050, you could knock down the price to about $550 ... or going with a EVGA GTX 1030, you could knock the price down to about $515.
     
    What do you think?

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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/07 00:31:06 (permalink)
    thunder-93
    Some build guides from PCPartPicker.com might help:  https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/
     
    Several "starting points" to consider in the $400-700 range.
     
    Or you can start with one of the "Great" builds and then pair it down (like the GPU) to get within budget.




    +1 for mentioning pcpartpicker.com to build guides.
     
     

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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/07 08:23:51 (permalink)
    Lots of good responses here, thank you all! I'll provide updates as I go along. My current PC is plenty for what I do right now, so not looking to upgrade at this time.

     
     
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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/08 19:19:11 (permalink)
    Get an Intel NUC.
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    Re: Build Advice - Parents 2018/07/11 13:26:12 (permalink)
    I'd look into the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, you probably wont need an external GPU for your parents needs.

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