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$375 budget for PC build. What parts should I buy?

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January 5, 2014 2:36:32 PM

So I recently built myself a gaming computer and my dad wanted me to build a cheap pc for him to just browse the web and watch youtube videos.
I was wondering if anyone knew about any good super cheap parts?
I did some research and came up with this so far.

Processor: Intel Celeron G1610 Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80637G1610 ($50).

MOBO: ASUS H61M-A/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI ($65).

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 ($50).

GPU: EVGA GeForce GT 610 1024MB GDDR3, DVI, VGA and HDMI Graphics Card 01G-P3-2615-KR ($40).

PSU:CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($40).

SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE120BW ($100).

Case:COUGAR MG100 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case ($30).

That's what I found so far after doing some research. Really really looking forward to feedback. Mainly, are there any parts here that get beaten out by other equal price or cheaper parts? Or any compatibility issues? Upgrades, downgrades anywhere, please let me know!

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January 5, 2014 2:45:26 PM

well personally i'd probably go with...

a6 apu
fm2 matx motherboard
8gb 1866 ram since it works better with APU (and its only $68 with newegg promo code. gskill ripjaws x 2x4gb)
cx430m $30 with MIR and instant rebate
120gb 840evo
cougar spike matx case $25 on sale at newegg with MIR
win7 64 $80 on ebay and proceeds go to charity

in fact i just went with a similar build for a relative, parts start coming in tomorrow... except i found a good deal on an a10-5800k (got it for only $95) and i am going to give them an old 80gb ssd i had just laying around.

while it certainly isnt a gaming machine... for $413 after rebates it was a good deal. for the a10 version with a gifted ssd. the price for your version could change depending on what mobo you pick, if you go with a ssd or normal hdd and what apu.

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