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Old April 30, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Default Low-Budget Desktop Web Browser:1st build

This is my first build!

I want a desktop web browser, no overclocking, no gaming.

This is my proposed system:

Rosewill RNX-N180UBE USB 2.0 External 5dBi Antenna Wireless Adapter

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G530

BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

This package totals $493.91, before tax and shipping.

Thanks for any comments or advice!
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Old April 30, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Drop to 2x2GB ram..., 8GB for a web browser is silly.

Other than that.. I see no fault with it

It's possible that you'll get a bit more power for your money (or save some extra) by going down the AMD route..
I believe you will also get better graphics (even though your not gaming it will help with any video play-back).
I'm not really clued into AMD's newer chips, so I'll let someone else make a further or better suggestion on this..
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Old April 30, 2012, 10:59 AM
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If all you want to do is browse the web... I'd say get a tablet.
The only downside to a tablet is the limited screen size. Hell... with the right connector, even the screen size is no longer an issue since the proper connector will connect your tablet to whatever viewing device you have at home.
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Old April 30, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Looks great for its use. I would stick with 8gb of ram (just because of the minimal cost difference vice 4gb). You could save a few bucks on case/ power supply if you buy a sale.

$59.99 after $25 MIR Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan - Antec - SONATA III 500

Or I would go for this for $69.99 no MIR NCIX Value Bundle Deal Fractal Design Core 3000 Case & Antec Neo Eco 450 Power Supply - Bundle Deals - Core 3000 & Neo Eco
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3770@4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, 4x4gb ram, EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, MX500 500gb
Away from home: Lenovo Legion Y530, 16gb, i7 8750H, GTX1050Ti
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