A friendly admin I've been working with on some personal computer BSOD issues has pointed me in this direction regarding hardware. I'm creating a budget build for my mom as a surprise gift and want to make sure that everything works. She already has a HDD and an Optical Drive so i left those out. Here's the current build: PCPartPicker part list
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/ Benchmarks CPU: AMD A4-3300 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
($58.11 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard
($46.97 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
($20.49 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Intel 330 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
($49.99 @ Newegg) Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case
($27.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply
($24.99 @ Newegg) Total:
$228.54 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
A few concerns I have:
1. The CPU is a mobile version and has a an integrated card.
Q: Will it being a mobile version create an issue?
Q: Will the integrated card be able to output on a monitor for basic day to day computing stress.
2. Will I need to purchase a separate mount for the SSD?
3. Will the SSD's quick load times be noticeable on a system with a low of specs as this or should I just stick with her sole HDD?
4. Are there any problems with this build that you can see?
5. Are there any performance improvements that can be had through other products in the same price range?
Thank you in advance for your advice. It's much appreciated!