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May 11, 2013 11:46:43 PM

Hello there!

I'm out for some advice on a new build. My parents' Dell has crapped itself, and they've asked me to build a new computer for them.
Budget is as low as humanly possible.
The uses of the computer will be internet browsing/ebay/email and some youtube. Maybe some iTunes in there.

I've come up with this build - any suggestions?

Motherboard AsRock FM2A55M-DGS $58
CPU AMD A4-5300 $52
RAM 4G Single 1600 Kingston $30
HDD Seagate SATA3 500G $54
Optical SATA DVD RW Samsung $19
PSU Corsair VS350 $39
Case Coolermaster RC371 $41
OS Windows 7 64 bit $93

Total $386

I'm from Melbourne, Australia, and can shop at msy.com.au, cpl.com.au

Thanks for all your help in advance!

Michael

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May 12, 2013 12:09:36 AM

Maybe you want to ditch the dvd reader, if it's only for going on the web? Also, do you already have a monitor/mouse/keyboard?
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May 12, 2013 1:44:49 AM

Looks like you figured it out, good build.
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May 12, 2013 4:31:31 AM

instead of seperate cpu and motherboard, how about this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(i am not familiar with those websites)
great for surfing
also you can use cheapest smps because this system will consume less than 50w including hdd power consumption
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May 13, 2013 4:04:49 AM

Thanks for the replies all.
I ended up going with the original build and it's worked a charm.
I had to have an optical drive to install Windows. Keyboard/mouse/monitor was already present.
Those combo mobo/cpu look like a really great idea! I had a look and asked about in the Aussie stores here, but nobody stocked them unfortunately. They would have worked wonders otherwise!
Thanks again folks.
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