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Old March 18, 2012, 09:56 AM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for.
INTERNET WEB BROWSER

2. What YOUR budget is.
$645.00

3. What country YOU will be buying parts from.
CANADA - PREFER NEWEGG.CA, TIGERDIRECT.CA, OR MEMORY EXPRESS

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. INTEL CPU :

Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core Desktop Process
Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core Desktop Processor

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are. MONITOR, KEYBOARD, MOUSE

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
YES!

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
NEVER!

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

ASAP.

9. What resolution do you use?
1280 X 1024

I would like a budget web browser.

I presently have an 80GB HDD, using only 20GB, 60GB free.

My HDD is dual-boot configured, running Windows XP Pro & Ubuntu 11.10,
with an AMD Sempron 2800+ @ 1.6Ghz.

My $645 budget is the absolute max, I would love to spend less.

Questions:

Do I need an i3-2100, or could I be just as happy with the Celeron G530?

Do I need 4GB ram, or 8GB...I am willing to spend for the larger ram if it would help.

How much HDD do I need? Could I have just an SSD?

What is the difference between H61/H67/HM67 motherboards?

Should I run 32-bit, or 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium?

Thanks a million, I really like your forum!



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Old March 18, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Why a desktop? With that budget, you could have a very potent laptop, and use your monitor as a secondary screen...
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Old March 18, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Why a desktop? With that budget, you could have a very potent laptop, and use your monitor as a secondary screen...
this^^ you could get a very capable laptop for that money. i just bought an acer with an AMD llano a8-3500 in it with the same resolution as your monitor and can play BF3 at medium no problem. i dont think you could do the same with an intel solution since at that cost they mostly use integrated, but since you said its for web browsing any thing in that price range will do just fine. just a llano would be better
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Old March 18, 2012, 12:27 PM
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yup i just scored a wicked little laptop thats wicked for gaming at it's native res AS4755G-6849 | Product Model
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You can build a tower (no monitor or OS) for under $400 that will be a very powerful web browsing machine for at least 2-3 years. Just think a bit more about what exactly you expct from it as that helps with budge builds.



Questions:

Do I need an i3-2100, or could I be just as happy with the Celeron G530? Go with the fast newer processor... more energy efficient, quieter, longer life span

Do I need 4GB ram, or 8GB... 4 GB, it's super easy to upgrade later and 4GB is more than enough currently.

How much HDD do I need? Could I have just an SSD? If your current storage useage doesn't change, just go get a 60GB SSD... you can always throw a cheap HDD In later if you need more storage space.

What is the difference between H61/H67/HM67 motherboards? Not sure.... features of the chipset mainly.

Should I run 32-bit, or 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium?
64 bit is needed if you ever want more than 4GB of ram... future proof? No downside if the cost is the same

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