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#1 whunt18885


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

Ok so I have built a new computer for a friend's bar. It is going to be used simply to play music via windows media player outputted through a headphone jack into a amp and then out into the 4 bar speakers. He current setup is just a windows 2000 PC so in terms of hardware requirements there is nothing special required.

I am thinking of getting a AMD Sempron 145 CPU @2.8ghz matched to a Asrock N68C-S UCC board (mainly cause it has a IDE socket on it and his old 80gb drive is IDE, I will create a small partition in the free space of the drive to install Win XP)

I am not planning on using the overclocking stuff so it will all be left as is out the box, there is also a 2GB stick of DDR3 value RAM to install. Case is bog standard ATX tower with 500w PSU

I am just wondering considering what he is going from would this handle windows media player and the odd youtube clip ok?


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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

It will function, for that purpose, but with that age I think youd be better off finding an old athlon 64 x2 chip, I think your friend will be far happier with that performance.



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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:05 AM

NewEgg has 2 Athlon II X2 processors available but you will need to buy a CPU cooler for it.

Edited by killerx525, 01 May 2012 - 01:13 AM.

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