You can also consider just using the onboard graphics alone, as u may not need a discrete gpu. I'm not sure, but the 780G may have slightly better onboard than a 760G. It would certainly support DVI and HDMI outputs. Otherwise, I couldn't agree more with Proximon. The athlon II's are far more efficient for the same price, and the cooler master 460W is not a good choice, anything 80plus certified should do.
Here's my current bottom-dollar AMD build. There are plenty of places for improvement, if only small ones, but you have a very tight budget.
Rosewill R102-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
I've never had any trouble with any of the cheap Rosewill cases I've bought. I used this specific one for a build my wife took to her brother in El Salvador, and it made the trip no problem.
$29.99 -$5.00 Instant $24.99
BIOSTAR TA790GX XE AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #:TA790GX XE
Could be improved by going AM3, but that would mean using more expensive DDR3 RAM. The onboard GPU is actually good enough for some games, and you can always add a GPU later if needed.
$94.99 -$5.00 Instant $89.99
Antec earthwatts EA380 380W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Solid, quiet, reliable 80+ PSU. Can handle that GPU upgrade to a 4770 or 4830. Get the Earthwatts 500 if you think you'll want a more powerful GPU.
$59.99 -$10.00 Instant $49.99
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX - Retail
Cheap. In this build, this is the first thing I'd improve if the budget permits, either to a 550BE or to a 720BE.
$94.00 -$15.00 Instant $79.00
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996557 - Retail
Mushkin makes quality RAM, and has been my first choice for a few years now. You can get DDR2-1066 for a little more, but the performance difference won't be that great.
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
The Black drives are a little faster, but also another $15.
$54.99 -$5.00 Instant $49.99
SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
Eh. Not much to say about an optical drive.
Yes, it can be improved, but like I said, I'm keeping it within your budget.
Thanks, but im pretty sure for this build the duel core will be plenty. And i saw the on board video but i wasn't sure if it would be enough for streaming video on that size screen. The build is for a family member, and I've never built such a low cost system, so no overclocking/they want everything for as cheap as can be.
Thanks again for all of the suggestions.. I've replaced the parts from Proximon's post, but still havent decided to go with a discrete gpu or not
Both combos use the same m-ATX mb . Its an AM2 board and uses DDR2 ram . The m-atx board has less expansion slots but Ive never had a computer where I got any where near filling the pci slots of an atx board anyway so a couple of year back I decided m-atx was a better choice [for me].
The board fits in an ATX case btw , but theres a bit of extra room left over at the bottom of the case
is a full atx board and its all AM3 which means 1/ that you have to use DDR3 memory [ ~ $75 for 4 gig]
and 2/ it may give you more options to upgrade the processor in the future
You'd be giving up a fraction in speed on the 3.0 Regor to gain possible future benefits If you go this way then
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $75 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...