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    HTPC upgrade to general multimedia PC

    Hi

    I have a HTPC but I offered to sell it on to a friend for a PC for her daughter. The PC is to see her through university for the next 3 years.

    At the moment the spec is

    AMD Athlon X2 5050e
    Gigabyte AM2+ 780G motherboard
    2Gig RAM
    Coolermaster Elite 340 MicroATX Case with Coolermaster 460W PFC PSU

    Question is do i need to upgrade it for general purpose PC to last next 3years?
    It will be used for a bit of photoshop, some music composing programs, MS office, internet & movie playback.

    I'm guessing a nice cheap upgrade would be another stick of RAM. What about CPU? PSU? Do I need to upgrade them?

    Many thanks

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    Re: HTPC upgrade to general multimedia PC

    Another stick of ram will do nicely. Everything else looks fine. The 780G gpu would be a lot better than what most uni students are using (ie really cheap laptops).

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    Re: HTPC upgrade to general multimedia PC

    Seems like a good little system from what she needs.

    Another stick of ram mite be nice, but even 2G should be fine for those applications.

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