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Old 10-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to build a cheap, non-gaming, computer for my GF and need recommendations on cpu and mobo.
I'm looking for integrated gfx so I don't need to buy a video card.

Budget is ~$600, which needs to include everything (OS, monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard)

So far i got

Case/PSU -$85- - Antec New Solution VSK2450 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply

HDD -$37- - Seagate Barracuda ST3250312AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Ram -$33- - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

DVD -$17- - SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - CD / DVD Burners

Monitor -$135- - Acer V223WEJbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 50000:1(1000:1)

Speakers -$27- - Logitech X-140 5 watts 2.0 Speakers

OS -$100- - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Mouse -$5- - Rosewill RM-C2P Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel PS/2 Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse

Keyboard -$6- - Rosewill RK-101 Black 107 Normal Keys PS/2 Standard Enhanced Keyboard
Total: $445

Need cpu and mobo. No more than $155 preferably.

I also have a question how the integrated graphics on the core-i3 2100, how does that work if the mobo doesnt have a vga connector? And if the mobo has a vga connector, wouldnt that then have its own integrated graphics?

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: non-gaming, computer help

For the i3 2100 the GPU is on the processor itself, no on the MB like AMD does.
But, for $155 I don't think its possible to get an i3 and MB.

Best I could find was
$133 AMD PII X2 555 + Biostar A880G+.
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