1.    05 May 2015 #1

    Recommend a cheap AMD machine


    I am looking to spec up an AMD machine for dad as his machine is old and slow.

    All he does with his computer is write letters and play solitaire so it doesn't need to be anything fancy.

    I am unfamiliar with AMD hardware, specs and prices so I would appreciate suggestions.

    The budget is around £220.
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  2.    05 May 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,497
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    You can build an inexpensive one base on an A4-4000. Nice basic APU. IMO..
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  3.    05 May 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    @swarfega Do you need an OS or peripherals or just the rig itself?
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  4.    05 May 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    Here are a couple of options without an OEM OS included.



    Recommend a cheap AMD machine OPTION ONE Recommend a cheap AMD machine
     A4-6300 BUILD

    Processor (CPU)
    AMD A4-6300 Dual Core APU (3.7GHz) & Radeon™ HD 8370D Graphics
    Case
    COOLERMASTER ELITE 342 M-ATX CASE
    Motherboard
    ASUS® A58M-E FM2+ (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 2.0, 3Gb/s)
    Memory (RAM)
    4GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000 / R7 Series Graphics
    1st Hard Disk
    500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
    Processor Cooling
    STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
    Thermal Paste
    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Wireless/Wired Networking
    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
    USB Options
    6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
    Power Cable
    1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
    Operating System
    NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
    Windows 10 Upgrade
    FREE Upgrade to Windows 10 with all Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 Purchases*
    Office Software
    NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
    Anti-Virus
    NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
    Warranty
    3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 6 working days
    Quantity
    1

    Price: £253.00 including VAT and delivery.

    Unique URL to re-configure: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes...nd/A7KY4TJGKe/




    Recommend a cheap AMD machine OPTION TWO Recommend a cheap AMD machine
     SEMPRON 2650 BUILD

    Processor (CPU)
    AMD SEMPRON 2650 Dual Core APU (1.4GHz/AM1) & Radeon™ HD8240
    Case
    COOLERMASTER ELITE 342 M-ATX CASE
    Motherboard
    ASUS® AM1M-A: (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
    Memory (RAM)
    4GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000 / R7 Series Graphics
    1st Hard Disk
    500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
    Processor Cooling
    STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
    Thermal Paste
    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Wireless/Wired Networking
    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
    USB Options
    6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
    Power Cable
    1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
    Operating System
    NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
    Windows 10 Upgrade
    FREE Upgrade to Windows 10 with all Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 Purchases*
    Office Software
    NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
    Anti-Virus
    NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
    Warranty
    3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 4 to 6 working days
    Quantity
    1

    Price: £226.00 including VAT and delivery.

    Unique URL to re-configure: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes...m1/9qxW743s5s/
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  5.    05 May 2015 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Greece/Athens
    Posts : 108
    windows 8.1

    Nice Boozad.

    And later swarfega you can upgrade to SSD, for even faster performance.

    BTW Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition can also be used to cheap machines.

    Hope it helps.
    jisr7
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  6.    05 May 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267

    Nice one jisr7... G3258 is very interesting for entry level computers...

    ARK | Intel Processor G3258 (3M Cache, 3.20 GHz)

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  7.    05 May 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    You could probably add £80 or thereabouts onto the A4 build if you went for the G3258.
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  8.    06 May 2015 #8

    Thanks for the help guys. I have an ageing OCZ Vertex 2 SSD which dad can use. I believe the Vertex 2 had a bit of a reputation for failing though.
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  9.    06 May 2015 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    Adding a 120GB SSD to either of the above systems would probably add about sixty quid. Have a play around with the configurations.
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