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August 24, 2013 6:16:23 PM

This is from a diy kit on newegg. It states that all the parts are compatible however, the motherboard has an on board usb3 header but the case does not. Will it still work? I don't know if all their diy kits have compatible pieces.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vSbx

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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2013 6:28:01 PM

Yes it will still work. The motherboard will still have usb 2.0 slots so you can still use the usb 2.0 slots on the front. It's just that you can't utilize usb 3.0, which is a faster version of usb 2.0.
Everything is compatible, though the HDD is slow. Can you link us to the combo deal?
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August 24, 2013 6:48:32 PM

realchaos said:
Yes it will still work. The motherboard will still have usb 2.0 slots so you can still use the usb 2.0 slots on the front. It's just that you can't utilize usb 3.0, which is a faster version of usb 2.0.
Everything is compatible, though the HDD is slow. Can you link us to the combo deal?


Yeah, here you go http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
What would you recommend for hdd then? I have a very small budget...
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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2013 7:20:54 PM

What's your budget?
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August 24, 2013 7:57:03 PM

I was trying to keep under 350 to start with but I needed a computer that I could upgrade in the future. I do plan on using it or gaming but until I find a stable source of money, I just need a computer that can run medium intensity games (Amnesia, Penumbra,etc) and drawing software (Sketchbook pro mostly) And on a side note, I despise windows eight.
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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2013 8:03:16 PM

Wait...does the $350 budget includes the os?
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August 24, 2013 8:11:27 PM

realchaos said:
Wait...does the $350 budget includes the os?


Time is more of a concern than money. I planned on it being included, but if I can't, I will buy it separately. To make it clear, I get fifty bucks a week since there are no official jobs in my town. It costs me twenty in gas every two trips. (just to keep that in mind) The build I was looking at would cost me approx 400 dollars. (after updating the hdd.) I was looking at windows 7 OEM.
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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2013 8:39:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H ATX FM2 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $421.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 23:34 EDT-0400)

This is better than the combo because it has a better quality hdd, atx board and case for future expand-ability, and a psu to handle any upgrades.
Or you can get a slightly cheaper build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H ATX FM2 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $379.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 23:39 EDT-0400)

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August 24, 2013 8:56:25 PM

Have these actually been tested by someone and what would be the benefits of going with the more expensive one? (How much difference in performance?) Could you aso send e the links for these builds? What Os are compatible with them? Sorry for all the questions. I plan on going to school for this kind of thing I just don't want to hit a wall on my fist build.
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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2013 9:48:09 PM

Well, I doubt anyone has the exact same build, but I can guarantee that it's all compatible and there shouldn't be any problems.
The benefits between the two are small, yet I would still recommend going with the more expensive one if you can:
-It has a much higher quality psu which will allow the build for more and better upgrades.
-It has double the RAM, so you don't have to worry about upgrading the RAM in the future. Buying this set of ram will be $50 for 8gb. If you go with the cheaper build you'll be paying $30 for 4gb, and then another $30 for the same 4gb, giving 8gb total for $60. In the long run, it's cheaper.

All of the names are hyper links, so you can click on them and it will send you to the product on PCPartPicker. From there, you can see the different retailers selling it and the prices.

Both Windows 7 and 8 is compatible with both builds. Just make sure to get the 64-bit version.

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August 24, 2013 9:55:18 PM

realchaos said:
Well, I doubt anyone has the exact same build, but I can guarantee that it's all compatible and there shouldn't be any problems.
The benefits between the two are small, yet I would still recommend going with the more expensive one if you can:
-It has a much higher quality psu which will allow the build for more and better upgrades.
-It has double the RAM, so you don't have to worry about upgrading the RAM in the future. Buying this set of ram will be $50 for 8gb. If you go with the cheaper build you'll be paying $30 for 4gb, and then another $30 for the same 4gb, giving 8gb total for $60. In the long run, it's cheaper.

All of the names are hyper links, so you can click on them and it will send you to the product on PCPartPicker. From there, you can see the different retailers selling it and the prices.

Both Windows 7 and 8 is compatible with both builds. Just make sure to get the 64-bit version.



You've been a lot of help. thanks! Do you mind if I consult you in the future if anything comes up? My tech friend wont help me unless I pay him...
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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2013 9:57:56 PM

Sure! Just give me a PM with a link to this thread if something goes wrong or you need help and I'll gladly help you.
Your "friend" sounds mean. You only have a couple of questions and he still charges you? Some friend he is.
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August 25, 2013 9:30:11 AM

realchaos said:
Sure! Just give me a PM with a link to this thread if something goes wrong or you need help and I'll gladly help you.
Your "friend" sounds mean. You only have a couple of questions and he still charges you? Some friend he is.
lol, it's his profession and he's not a very close friend. He can be mean but Ive dealt with worse.
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