Okay, I am in the process of gathering the parts to build my mom a new computer for xmas. Her's is rather old (Core2Duo E6400, 4GB of Ram, 160GB HDD). This computer will never be used for gaming, unless you count Solitaire
I have the case already as she wants a smaller system then she has now (Lian-Li PC65 case)I picked up a SilverStone ML03 and it will do just nicely. That leaves me with mATX and ITX only for options. Newegg had 8GB of Crucial Ballistic PC3-1600 on sale the other day for $60 shipped after a promo code so that I have coming as well. I am stuck on the CPU choice, I have used both AMD and Intel in the past, I have been Intel only since Core2Quad. I know that AMD is not the gaming power house they were in the Athlon days, but what do you think for running word, excel, remote connecting to her work etc. Basically it would be an office computer, and be used for that and web surfing.
Should I go with Core i5 4570? AMD A8? A10? FX6350? (Probably a FX6300 it has better thermals).
Thanks Guys and Gals!!!