Hello guys. My brother wants to build a budget desktop for $400. He does not game (AT ALL). All he does is really watch tv shows(duel monitor is a must), browse the web, a few programs here and there, and some video decodings. Looking for a build that doesnt focus on gaming but rather raw power & speed for applications and everyday use. I was looking at logan's $400 gaming rig but I was thinking that a amd fx 6300 would be much a much better option. What do you guys think?
i'd look for a (roughly) $200 pre-built, add some ssd's
or if you want to build i'd reccomend an i3 (3220 is a common recommendation), it's by no means powerful, but perfectly fine for day to day things, integrated graphics are perfectly fine if you're not gaming, quite power efficiant, and has a very good upgrade path for the future if neccecary
I would do this as it has a quad core with fast ram is capable of doing some graphical instesive things if needed and also has plenty of storage and has a 32gb ssd with its own caching software to speed up things you use everyday. Also has enough outs on the motherboard for multiple moniters
thanks but do u guys think going with the 6300 fx cpu will be a better option?
It would be fine but I still the think the apu is a better rounded chip for general use because other things utilize a little gpu power too. and 6 cores for general use is over kill the extra power is better off on basic gpu power and harddrive speed