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Is this a good build for video and web surfing?

Is this a good build for video and web surfing? Topic: Web homework
July 16, 2019 / By Carlyn
Question: i will mostly be playing videos and doing homework and surfing the web.as to gaming the most gpu intensive game ill be playing is runescape. i already have a 300w psu to power all this stuff and is this an okay system for an estimated $153? a friend will give me windows 7 "legit" mind u. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121444R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138293R oh yes ram i can get a 4 gig stick for $17 and does a more expensive motherboard really justify itself?
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Ange Ange | 6 days ago
Eesh, sure, if you want the cheapest crap you can find. At least try to squeeze a little more money into that thing. Get a dual core CPU if you can. A single core is not going to handle multitasking well, especially on the modern internet. Get a bit of a better board. You might want to get some RAM, too.
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Ange Originally Answered: I intend to build a gaming/ HD video editing computer?
That is an excellent build and over kill no way i think liquid cooling would be a good idea and also another fan but that is one awesome build .

Wilf Wilf
Maybe you should look into a dual core processor. Like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...
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Schuyler Schuyler
Go with a dual core... Won't get bottlenecked near as much... And a 4Gb kit of 2 sticks or DDR3 1600mhz ram...
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Neal Neal
The specs themselves are fine for the purposes listed. Just beware, (in my experience), open box items tend to not work.
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Neal Originally Answered: Is this a good build for a PC tower? New build! Any suggestions?
So from what I am gathering, you want to build a media computer that will hook up to your TV. Although as you say you "might" play some online games, that isn't your intention. Well, you should decide if it is your intention. Let me put this into a perspective for you. The media computer that I WAS using, was an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ machine. It had a simple 2.1ghz single core processor, 2gb of Ram, running on an ASRock board with XP Pro. I was using a Big Dog GeForce 5200 that had VGA, SVideo and DVI out. For storage, I would just add 500gb Western Digital externals when I needed more room. That was until last week... and I used that box for years as my Media machine. Last week, the power supply finally died, so I took advantage of the situation, and decided to recycle an AMD Athlon 64 FX 3800+... it's a dual core 2.0ghz. It's a 939 chip, so I just got a cheap 939 board that would let me use my DDR Ram (no need to waste two perfectly good 1gb sticks). So, although I stepped up to a dual core, I stepped down in speed. I didn't need the speed for playing movies and music and surfing the net. So, do you NEED what you are building for what you want to do? Absolutely not. Will you need the Core i7? Nope. Will you need a better video card later on? Nope. Is there anything wrong with what you are building? Other than the fact that it is overkill in just about every area... there's nothing wrong with it. I just would never use a Mustang SSP 5.0 to haul firewood. end of line

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