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November 8, 2013 9:00:58 PM

im building a new office pc. i would like the price to be as low as possible. I have 2 things im not sure about, the CPU, case, and mobo.

This is what ive picked out.
Mobo: ASRock H81M-ITX $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Question: is the b85 chipset good enough or should i look at other chipsets?

Case: LIAN LI PC-Q07B - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Question: just looking for something smaller maybe

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell 3.4GHz - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Question: I was looking at the G3420 but after reading some reviews it seemed that the i3 is worth the extra money. is this the case?

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB - $67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE - $20 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
_-17139026-L019B

Total: ~422, I would like to keep my cost as low as possible. I already have the software and monitor, mouse, keyboard.

just want to make sure i found the best hardware for my budget.

Thank you for your feedback.

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November 8, 2013 9:11:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus A85XM-A Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($61.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 335 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $393.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 00:10 EST-0500)

This would be my recommendation:

1. Larger intel SSD
2. Better GPU performance
3. Overclockable down the road


Your build looks good as well.
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November 8, 2013 10:04:30 PM

mastrom101 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus A85XM-A Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($61.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 335 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $393.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 00:10 EST-0500)

This would be my recommendation:

1. Larger intel SSD
2. Better GPU performance
3. Overclockable down the road


Your build looks good as well.



Thanks,
how does the amd chip compare to an i3?

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November 8, 2013 10:26:32 PM

The Intel chip has better performance in programs that only use one core, for multi-core applications, both CPUs should perform similarly. The APU has a better GPU and is overclockable, and is also cheaper.

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