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Old 08-04-2015, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I'm putting together a build for my brother. Basic user, just Internet and listening to music. He has a huge music collection that he will be storing some on the HD. His house burned down and he lost his computer last year, so he needed everything, monitor keyboard, speakers....Can you check through these parts and see if everything looks ok.

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Condolences to your brother, I dealt with that 4 years ago.

Think your build needs to be revised quite a bit. Is he a basic user who just wants to browse the net and listen to music, or does he eventually want to game?
Is he an audiophile? Does he want a smaller compact rig?
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Thanks for the reply, He isn'tgoing to game on it.Most he will be doing, is saving his music to the hard drive . He has records he will be converting to audio files but nothing to advanced.I put this together to be a fast pc that he won't have any speed problems with
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Yea, then we can do a lot better with that. Main problem being, APUs are pretty **** as is that power supply. I also don't really see the need for a gaming tower when we can make it smaller and more efficient, as well as use the added funds from yanking the cooling for a better setup.

Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell Dual-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1150 54W BX80646I34130 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400 - Newegg.com
ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model HX318C10FBK2/8 - Newegg.com
SILVERSTONE SFX ST30SF 300W Small Form Factor 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Semi-Fanless Power Supply - Newegg.com
SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-N5E120BW M.2 120GB SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version - Newegg.com
Western Digital WD Blue Hard Drive 1TB WD10EZEX 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" | Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com
SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black) - Newegg.com
Acer K242HQL BBID Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1) - Newegg.com

Smaller, more efficient, faster, and can be upgraded to an i5 if the need arises (which I doubt). Will also run cooler.
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