Some upgrading decisions...
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07-07-11, 02:45 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Re: Some upgrading decisions...
You should really check out the new AMD Fusion APU's. They are cheap, powerful, and low power. Also, they have a pretty powerful on-die GPU that can actually play games. Also, if he's really into programming, the chip offers a good opportunity to get into OpenCL. Let's price one out:
AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU
GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Thermaltake VL84301W2Z V3 Black Edition with 430W Power Supply ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Acer G245HBbd Black 24" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor
Total Cost: $590
That's with 8GB RAM and a 24" LCD heh.
EDIT: Forgot a hard drive, added
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