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Old 05-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I understand that a lot of gamers like to build fast, high-def graphic computers and im interested in building my own. except i dont plan to play a ton of games on it. I would like to rather build a desktop PC that is fast, reliable, has great storage, and can play movies and games occasionally. so what are good options to plan out a build like that???
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cpu speed (3+ ghz), number of cpu cores (4+), amount of memory (4+ gb), speed of memory (pc 1600), speed of hard drive (7200 + rpm, sata iii)

edit - for the money, i dont recommend adding a ssd. i dont think the speed increase that is noticeable by a human user is worth the extra cash spent.

you may want it for a laptop due to shock resistance.
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If he doesn't want to play many games and isn't doing editing of the sorts then a dual core i3 would be just fine. Or even an AMD APU.
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Can i know the budget you could afford to? based on the budget i could recommend the specifications for your pc.
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I understand that a lot of gamers like to build fast, high-def graphic computers and im interested in building my own. except i dont plan to play a ton of games on it. I would like to rather build a desktop PC that is fast, reliable, has great storage, and can play movies and games occasionally. so what are good options to plan out a build like that???
If it's your first built, might I suggest a bare bones kit from tigerdirect? Looking at their flyer I see you can grab a decent kit for around 300.
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