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Purchase Template: Light home-use desktop

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#1 Corvus13th


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

I'm looking for a home desktop for relatives of mine. I have been looking at AMD A8 and Intel i5 systems. As outlined below, it is only for very light home use, but I do want it to last a while. I'm thinking about 8GB RAM, OS will be Windows 10, and I'm only looking for the Desktop itself, all peripherals are fine.



My budget for the new computer is: 500-1000 dollar

Office applications, moving around photo's, maybe putting them the right way up, but no real editing. Internet brwosing. No gaming.

1TB is more than enough storage.


I hope somebody can give me a pointer what kind of CPU I should be looking for in order to get a suitable system which will last them a good while. 


Thanks in advance!

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 03:04 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.


Here are some machines from New Egg.  Since you've got some room on price I went with a Solid State Drive (SSD) of at least 250GB.  250GB is good for most non-gamers.  If for some reason they have a lot of data you can go to a machine with a 512GB drive or an additional mechanical drive.

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