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Old May 1, 2012, 11:25 PM
W4ff1e W4ff1e is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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Canada Computers | CPU | AMD A4-3400 Dual Core 2.70GHz APU , Socket FM1, 1Mb L2 Cache, 65W 32nm (AD3400OJGXBOX) - $59.99
Canada Computers | Motherboards | Asus F1A55-M LX PLUS Socket FM1 AMD A55 FCH Chipset Dual Channel DDR3 2250(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz 2x PCI Express 2.0 Slots 8-Channel HD Audio GigaLAN 6x SATA 3Gb/s 12x USB 2.0 VGA Micro ATX -$64.99
Canada Computers | Memory | ADATA Premier Series 4GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 DIMM (AD3U1333C4G9-R) - $19.99
Canada Computers | Hard Drives | Seagate Barracuda (ST500DM002) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 500GB 16MB Cache (OEM) - $79.99
Canada Computers | Cases | Cooler Master TC-101 Mid ATX w/500W PSU Black (TC-101-KKR500) - $34.99
Canada Computers | Keyboards, Mice, Tablets, Digital WhiteBoard | Enermax 2.4Ghz Wireless Desktop Combo w/ Nano Receiver (KM001W) -$19.99

My build is $279.94 before taxes and is still a screamer for your parents. Why are you building them so much power/ram/etc when they don't/won't need it? With my build you can add:

blue ray drive - Canada Computers | CD/DVD/RW /Blu-Ray Drives | ASUS BC-12B1ST/BLK/B Black 12X Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Drive SATA (OEM) $64.99

for a total of $344.93 and with tax it is $389.77 out the door.

You could even add:

Canada Computers | Video Cards | Asus HD7750-1GD5 AMD 7750 Chipset (820Mhz) 1GB (4600MHz) GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card - $119.99

for a total of $525.36 TAXES IN and this machine will play most games on good medium settings or better. Your PC is $635 after taxes with no dedicated graphics card or bluray/dvd drive. I know you specified Intel, but for this build AMD is really the best possible choice.

Very solid build, definately recommend going with that, although you may want to look at an htpc case as this is a media pc (sort of) but they aint cheap so idk, depends where its situated i suppose.
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