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3 years ago#1
So she's wanting me to help her out with building a computer soon. Obviously she's not really into games, just the usual computer stuff. Don't really have a budget, but wants at least an i5 and 12g of ram, with 2tb of hdd.
Also I was thinking of showing her the power of an ssd? Is there a way to have everything automatically save to the hdd so she doesn't fill up the ssd with junk?
Anyone care to suggest me a build?
3 years ago#2
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3 years ago#3
Just build a $400 PC.

If she's just web browsing/watching movies and the normal stuff no need to spend more.
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3 years ago#4
Just build a $400 PC.

If she's just web browsing/watching movies and the normal stuff no need to spend more.
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3 years ago#5
lol@$400forwebbrowsing

Seriously, go to Radio Shack and but whatever is $100.
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3 years ago#6
12 GB of ram seems a bit excessive, what would she do with the PC?
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3 years ago#7
mcnichoj posted...
lol@$400forwebbrowsing

Seriously, go to Radio Shack and but whatever is $100.


You can not buy a computer for a 100 bucks new. USED sure new no. Cheapest there is is like 300.
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3 years ago#8
She'd honestly be better off with a laptop or tablet.

I just can't recommend a desktop to anyone who isn't running graphical intensive stuff. Without the need for a huge GPU, going for a laptop or tablet gives better flexibility.

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3 years ago#9
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
She'd honestly be better off with a laptop or tablet.

I just can't recommend a desktop to anyone who isn't running graphical intensive stuff. Without the need for a huge GPU, going for a laptop or tablet gives better flexibility.

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3 years ago#10
TheAlmightyCow posted...
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
She'd honestly be better off with a laptop or tablet.

I just can't recommend a desktop to anyone who isn't running graphical intensive stuff. Without the need for a huge GPU, going for a laptop or tablet gives better flexibility.



Well she has a Macbook.
My mom is stubborn. There's no telling her what to do lol.
She would buy a 2000 desktop just to play facebook.
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