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Old April 28, 2016, 09:18 PM
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Hi all.Was looking at building a non gaming system,It will be used for email,internet,youtube,torrent sites,and media streaming.Would this mb be ok
Gigabyte Motherboard GA-H170M-D3H paired with an i3 6100

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Old April 29, 2016, 12:44 AM
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Yup. For those uses did you consider just getting an Intel nuc? Pretty much anything will do those things.
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Old April 29, 2016, 12:49 PM
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kinda of new here but what is an intel nuc lol
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Old April 29, 2016, 12:56 PM
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It's a mini-PC format. Intel NUC, Gigabyte Brix, Zotac Zbox, etc.....

Essentially they're boxes around 5" X 5" X 2" that can do pretty much anything a laptop could do except they don't have a monitor.

http://www.ncix.com/category/barebon...er-1f-1446.htm

Those are barebones without memory HDD or OS, but they also come complete.
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Newegg has a i3-6100 combo on today that might interest you: Shell Shocker Deal. Exclusive Jaw Dropping Savings on PC Components and Electronics - Newegg.ca
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have to get from ncix as i do not know how to build as of yet lol
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I'm slightly confused: You're asking about a motherboard / CPU combo, but then you mention you don't want to build it yourself? Getting NCIX to assemble it?

I'd actually call an i3-6100 overkill for basic web browsing, if given that I own one and use it for gaming (paired with GPU of course). For browsing / Netflix / YouTube, I don't notice the difference between my Core i3-6100 and my 3-year old laptop's i7-3157 (which is pretty much the same as a desktop i3 from that generation). For browsing and whatnot, AMD's APU would be the way to go to save about $50... something like this:

AMD 7650 (comes in at $35 less than the i3-6100): http://www.ncix.com/detail/amd-a8-76...-29-105901.htm
An on-sale FM2+ motherboard: http://www.ncix.com/detail/gigabyte-...08744-1130.htm
http://www.ncix.com/detail/kingston-...95972-1130.htm
http://www.ncix.com/detail/kingston-...80209-1130.htm
+$85 for a case and power supply that isn't a fire hazard

NCIX's pre-built combos look pretty decent too because the hybrid hard drive is a decent performer: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=125729

I wouldn't go down to the Celeron / Pentium or socket AM1 levels, because things get slow enough to notice on websites that are overloaded with ads. The other thing you want to avoid is computers that are crippled by horribly cheap hard drives - that's what Dell, Acer, and HP seem to do at the low end.
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