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Ahtlon x4 645 budget build.

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September 23, 2013 5:22:02 AM

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--------------------------------------The Build-----------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU:AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.34 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.20 @ Outlet PC)

Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Microcenter)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)

Keyboard: Rosewill RK-700M Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.99 @ Newegg)

Mouse: Logitech B100 Wired Optical Mouse ($5.49 @ Mac Mall)

Other: Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black ($24.99)


Total: $441.73
_____________________________________Reasoning_______________________________

//This is a budget build I'm considering. Any information or opinions are greatly appreciated.


Cpu: This is a within budget, performer, that will allow me to replace it with a higher-end FX later.

Cooler: I could opt for the $10 cheaper CM Plus, but this is highly reviewed, and I figured the latter FX would appreciate its power.

Paste: I've heard stock paste isn't too great. I can use the leftovers for the FX. It is highly reviewed.

Mobo: Cheapest AM3+, highly reviewed, some nice features like 3.0 USB, support for upgradable FX.

Memory: 4gb is low for what I plan to do, but 8gb is just about double the price.

Storage: 1tb is plenty for me, trying to cut price doesn't get me an appropriate corresponding size.

GPU: HD 5450 is dirty spec-wise, but cheap, and it'll allow me to slum some games on low rez, low settings; youtube etc.

WAN Card: Only necessary to keep me in my own room, a luxury I'd rather have; I pay for internet to justify the higher speeds than a $15-20 card.

Case: 3.0 USB on front, but more importantly simple design with side panel within price range.

PSU: Same with storage, if I try to cut down the size, the price is pretty much the same. My estimated W. usage by calculators is about 300. If I give myself 150 head-room, I don't NEED the 500. It is semi-modular, with 80 plus bronze.

Optical Drive: I still use dvds.

Keyboard: Cheap but highly reviewed.

Mouse: I have an awesome Razer Naga with my family's pc, this is a cheap substitute to replace it (they don't game anyways ;)  )

Other: We still use creative speakers on the pc that's lasted nearly a decade. We paid $30-40 and it was either open box or refurbished. I'm hoping these highly reviewed will last a year.

-----------------------------------------------------------------Uses----------------------------------------------------
Games: Minecraft, Dota2, Terraria,
Misc.: Photoshop cs6, web surfing, word processing, watching movies


Closing notes* I know this is like my 4th build post, and those who have noticed are probably wondering what the heck. I enjoy matching the parts up and wondering how they'll work. I AM eventually going to put one of these together, so bear with me.
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