Please Spec Me - Cheap and dirty

Soldato
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I need a system for:

Web browsing
Youtube
Playing videos and music, some local, some from network share.
1080p
HDMI video output preferred.
Dedicated soundcard preferred, just something better than onboard.

Will be used for NOTHING more. That is it.

I already have operating system, keyboard, monitor, mouse and speakers. Network connection is ethernet.

Case will be stashed away, so can be as ugly/cheap as you like. Once switched on, will be left on with keyboard and mouse being wireless.

I would spec myself but unsure if AMD or Intel is the way to go.

Many thanks.

My first pick was this:

My basket at Overclockers UK:

Total: £207.20
(includes shipping: £12.30)
 
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Soldato
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Soldato
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I already have a gaming rig, this is secondary.

No exotic use will ever be required for this rig.

Fair enough , untill yours breaks down and you hijack the spare rig :D

Joking aside go for the Amd its a good option for the money but the intel rig offers you longevity.
 
Soldato
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To be honest mate, for £30 quid odd more, it is not a bad suggestion.

Price is key in this build though so every penny counts.

Compared to the total build price, £30 is a fair chunk.

MUST STAY STRONG AND NOT GET DISTRACTED BY SHINY THINGS.

Regarding longevity, for what it is needed to do, as long as it can run a modern O.S, I do not think it will need to be upgraded anyway, even if I did choose 1151. Maybe some RAM in the future.
 
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Im planning on building a system for my youngest just to play minecraft and roblox on plus a bit of youtube watching and this looks pretty decent. would want to change the case for him but spec wise im tempted with this.
 
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