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Integrated CPU - Yay or Nay?


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#1 cpumelter

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:52 PM

Hi all,

I am looking at building a system for an elderly couple where money is an issue. What do you guys think of an Integrated CPU system? I don't have any experience with them, but it doesn't seem like a good idea to have the CPU bolted down permanently.


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:13 AM

Do you mean those motherboards that already has a CPU on it?

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

newegg has some of these under motherboards vga combo. Heres one with good reviews .. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157247 But, I wouldn't go with one of these boards without a dual core.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:38 PM

personally, i think its a complete waste of money. Youd be better off pairing a decent board with some features such as this with this Its almost exactly the same price, and will offer 2-3 if not 4 times the performance, and possibilities for upgrades in the future if its not enough. That combination, will give you a lot more for your money.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:12 AM

Or you can go with the AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz including the motherboard Patriot chose which totals up to only $95!!

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:29 PM

that CPU doesnt come with a heatsink killer, which is why I skipped it-once you bought a heatsink, it would be the same price.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

I must of missed that -.-

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for the input guys - We decided to go with;

AMD Sempron 140 2.7Ghz Single Core Processor/ ASrock N68-S Socket AM2+ Motherboard

Barebones kit - Package Includes:

* One (1) AMD Sempron 140 2.7 GHz CPU
* One (1) ASRock N68-S Motherboard
* One (1) Case
* One (1) Socket AM2 Heatsink & Fan
* One (1) Built-In 400W Power Supply


All for $99.00

Might not be the latest/greatest, but for what they had available to spend it was about all we could do. Bought HD/Mem/Win 7 separately. If they would have been open to running Linux we could have saved $100.00, but they didn't want to go that route.

All total, we did this for around $299.00. For all this elderly couple wants this pc for it should be more than adequate.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:13 PM

if it does what they need and theyre happy then thats what counts.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:31 AM

I would assume that it would be used for a very basic task.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:16 PM

I would assume that it would be used for a very basic task.



It will be. This elderly couple just wants internet/email & such. No Dual or Quad core here!

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:59 PM

Even my old single P4 can play games :thumbsup: Most of the time that's what my dad does on the computer but his running a dual core.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:28 PM

FWIW: I've previously (5-10 years ago) bought/used embedded CPU motherboards...before I had the courage to build from scratch. They all worked fine, although limiting theoretical upgrade of components. Since I planned to replace all the internals at once...that was not a concern for me.

For users who don't intend to upgrade individual components, today's embedded CPU/motherboard combinations...are undoubtedly capable of serving the purpose...at least as capable as the hardware which might be used in today's netbooks...IMO :).

Simpler is better for some users.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:48 PM

FWIW: I've previously (5-10 years ago) bought/used embedded CPU motherboards...before I had the courage to build from scratch. They all worked fine, although limiting theoretical upgrade of components. Since I planned to replace all the internals at once...that was not a concern for me.

For users who don't intend to upgrade individual components, today's embedded CPU/motherboard combinations...are undoubtedly capable of serving the purpose...at least as capable as the hardware which might be used in today's netbooks...IMO :).

Simpler is better for some users.

Louis

That would take out the fun of it :wink:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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