Help me build a basic, but "Fast" computer for my friend.
Ok my freind has just asked me to build him a computer. his budget is between $300-$400. He will NOT be gaming. All he needs basically is a cpu, mobo, ram, HDD, case, and a videocard if the mobo doesnt have an integrated one. He can use his old DVD drives, but he says he wants to get a new hard drive.
He mainly uses his pc for itunes, wathcing videos, and dvd's, internet browsing, and other basic stuff, but he does run windows media center edition on his pc now, and he wathces TV on it, so he needs somehting that will handle that. He says he wants it "fast" lol.
I was thinking something like an Athlon 64, or a Pentium D, 1 gig ram, a 250GB 16mb cache hdd, i already have the case picked out with a 400watt psu, and a cheap videocard if needed. My main question is this. He lieks to do a LOT of multi tasking, everytime I'm at his house he has like 8 windows opened up lol. So should i go with a Pentium D, or an Athlon 64?
I'd appreciate it if you guys can post links to parts you think that'd be good for him. I'm pretty sure 400 should cover it since he isn't gaming.
New build in progress, but this is what I got for now:
-AMD x2 5200+
-Asus M3A78-EM AM2+
-Buffalo 2x1gb ddr2 800
-Hitachi 250gb Sata HDD
-Antec Minuet Case w/ 350w psu
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit