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March 18, 2014 8:43:49 AM

I'm in the process of a budget build and looking for some advice plz,these are the components ive picked so far.

CPU-AMD APU 6500k

Gigabyte AMD FM2+/FM2 A88X Dual-Link DVI D-Sub Triple Monitor ATX Motherboard GA-F2A88X-D3H

Memory- G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133

Harddrive-WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO


Rosewill Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case BLACKHAWK


TP-LINK TL-WN951N Wireless N300 Advanced PCI Adapter

Antec 450w PSU basiq power

1 140mm fan and a 92mm fan also w some accessories like ties and Artic thermal compound

OS is going to be Win 7 pro which i have to buy at another time and is not included in my order i have at amazon.

Im salvaging a dvd/rw from my old comp thats still in really good condition,my budget is 550$ and right now is totalled at 521.99 at amazon currently.If you guys have any better options or i dea's im willing to hear it out.im not sure of the Motherboard i picked but it seems right at the moment.

Thx guys,looking forward to hearing from you. :) 

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March 18, 2014 9:06:20 AM

What is this build going to be for? And don't buy Windows 7 Pro unless you need over 16GB of RAM, it's not worth it.
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March 18, 2014 9:10:46 AM

The parts you selected look pretty good and the motherboard has decent reviews, it also has a x16 Pci-e slot to add a video card later if you choose to do so. If you have some budget space to do so I would up the power supply to 500w so that in the event you do add a video card you will have a good PSU to do so.
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March 18, 2014 9:17:41 AM

The build is for gaming mainly..i know i wont be able to do any hardcore gaming..so if not win7 pro.what OS do you suggest?
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March 18, 2014 9:18:04 AM

For roughly the same price you can get VASTLY better performance and upgradeability, and comes with an SSD. The PSU is enough for a GPU in the future as well. The i5 is much, much better for general computing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.83 @ Mwave)
Total: $531.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 12:15 EDT-0400)
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March 18, 2014 9:21:22 AM

I should wait for responses before I assume things lol

This will get you medium/high at 1080p now, and the i3 will be great for general computing as well. Being Haswell based, you get upgradeability into the future, and the PSU will allow for any single graphics card you can think of :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.83 @ Mwave)
Total: $543.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 12:20 EDT-0400)

Home Premium is perfect for what you're looking at.
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March 18, 2014 11:05:49 AM

Thx Hitech..i think im going with your idea..ive never tried intel cpu's before might as well give it a try..thx u for the input guys,much appreciated. :) 
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March 19, 2014 8:00:48 AM

Gamer D said:
Thx Hitech..i think im going with your idea..ive never tried intel cpu's before might as well give it a try..thx u for the input guys,much appreciated. :) 


Intel runs cooler and has much better single thread performance. You'll see generally better normal computing performance, and about similar gaming performance compared to AMD.

APUs are a good idea for minimal-budget systems, but anything over about $450 will see better gaming from a discrete GPU.
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