[SOLVED] $400-$500 to spend on new office sustem

Rdmarr

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Before I buy, looking for suggestions for new system. Currently using a 2013 AMD A6-5400 with 4 gb Crucial DDR memory on a Bio-Star A* 5S3 micro ATX motherboard, 500 GB WD SATA hard drive and Intel PCI network adapter, Antec 450 power supply.
Approaching HD capacity, so looking for new system.
Win 10 PC is used exclusively for e-mail, internet, Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Quicken, Quickbooks Zoom and watching live stream legislative activity. Dual monitors. Old system "works" but takes forever to boot and switch programs, espceially Quicken/Quickbooks because of their size. Reliability more important than speed and need increased HHD storage.
Thanks for your help.
 

Wolfshadw

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I don't think you need a new system. I'd say the slow downs you're experiencing are due to the limited amount of RAM you have installed and, to a lesser extent, limited available hard drive space. I'd probably just look at adding new RAM (2x4GB or 2x8GB) to replace what you currently have. I'd also just add a hard drive (or SSD) to your current system for more storage space.

It appears that your motherboard accepts DDR3 RAM. I'd probably go with something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GFEY00?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

For storage space, I'd probably look at something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VH8R94B?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

These updates should resolve your issues without having to purchase an entirely new system.

-Wolf sends
 

Wolfshadw

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I don't think you need a new system. I'd say the slow downs you're experiencing are due to the limited amount of RAM you have installed and, to a lesser extent, limited available hard drive space. I'd probably just look at adding new RAM (2x4GB or 2x8GB) to replace what you currently have. I'd also just add a hard drive (or SSD) to your current system for more storage space.

It appears that your motherboard accepts DDR3 RAM. I'd probably go with something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GFEY00?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

For storage space, I'd probably look at something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VH8R94B?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

These updates should resolve your issues without having to purchase an entirely new system.

-Wolf sends
 

ocer9999

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This would work well. Under 500$

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($218.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: *ASRock B550M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: *OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Neo Forza NFS10 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: *Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($40.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $494.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-19 17:31 EST-0500
 
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