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December 20, 2013 12:02:14 AM

My Asus G51J recently has retired so I'm thinkin about building a desktop to replace it. Since I'm currently on low budget, therefore the build is for light gaming(dota 2, skyimr), multimedia and school. My budget is between $350-400/
The reason why I don't add hard drive in this build is because i already have one, which taken out from my laptop. HDD: 320GB 7200 RPM/

So far, i have come up with 3 builds and I need feedbacks on each builds. Also, is this time is a good time for building desktop? Should i wait until the price drops on some items? Any suggestions would help, thanks :) 

The first one is A10-5800K. I'm planning to upgrade Kaveri, and possibly GPU in the future.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $325.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-20 03:03 EST-0500)


I also have another two builds in consideration, one of them is I3-3220, and the other one is FX-6300.

(i3-3220)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $362.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-20 03:05 EST-0500)

(FX-6300)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($107.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $380.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-20 03:05 EST-0500)
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December 20, 2013 12:11:39 AM

go for the last build.....fx6300.

a balanced system for gaming at this budget
December 20, 2013 12:17:56 AM

siddharthmukul007 said:
go for the last build.....fx6300.

a balanced system for gaming at this budget


Do you have any suggestions for the build?

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December 20, 2013 12:31:19 AM
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get a netter psu....corsair cx series is the cheapest of all corsair build.

go for seasonic, xfx, even corsair gs500 will be good
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