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Budget PC
12-15-2011, 05:35 AM,
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RE: Budget PC
For the CPU, I'd upgrade to the Core i5-2500. The fact that it's a quad-core processor means that it's a lot more future-proof than the Core i3-2100.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=16403

Case: The Antec 300 is less expensive and more solid:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...ts_id=6754

Those speakers are pretty much awful. These would be already a great improvement: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=18552

HDD and motherboard are fine choices.

Video card: No need for a dedicated video card if your mother doesn't play video games. The CPU features an integrated video processor (IGP) and the motherboard can output via VGA, DVI or HDMI.

8GB of RAM is a wise choice.

PSU: Your current selection is the lowest priced reliable option. For $14 more, you can get a more efficient (80 PLUS Bronze) and more reliable Seasonic 430W PSU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=15958
A wise investment (higher efficiency = lower power consumption = lower electricity bill) considering how long you intend to keep the PC.

Blu-Ray drive: Fine choice, but you'll also need software to playback Blu-Ray disks on a PC. PowerDVD 11 Ultra is what I recommend: http://bit.ly/bsYj5g

Rest of the build looks good to me.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 04:00 AM
RE: Budget PC - by dstryrwiz - 12-15-2011, 05:27 AM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 05:35 AM
RE: Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 08:04 AM
RE: Budget PC - by dstryrwiz - 12-15-2011, 10:39 AM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 11:01 AM
RE: Budget PC - by dstryrwiz - 12-15-2011, 11:06 AM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 08:51 AM
RE: Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 09:00 AM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 09:15 AM
RE: Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 02:14 PM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 02:26 PM
RE: Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 02:30 PM
RE: Budget PC - by dstryrwiz - 12-16-2011, 12:10 AM

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