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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon as I can get the right combination. BUDGET RANGE:400-500 Before / After Rebates Either

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: A lot of multitasking, Internet, MS Office, Flash videos (1080p), Photoshop, Video encoding. Will turn into a HTPC after I can get the money for the turner.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or somewhere reliable. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:
- AMD Athlon II X4 620
- Ram : I saw some where on this website that you can get a 6gb kit for around $100 from Corsair? 4 gb - 6 gb.
- MOBO: USB3, pretty good integrated graphic, microATX, PCI express 16 2.0 for future graphic card upgrade.
+GIGABYTE GA-785GMT-USB3 AM3 AMD 785G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard?
- Case: No idea.
+Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case?
- HDD: No idea. Looking at SSD for some speed. Only need to put OS and some important apps on there. I have some HDD I can use as storage.
- Power Supply: No idea. 400-500 watts?


OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want a silent PC. A lot of multitasking. I will add a graphic card later on if I think I need it. My current PC is a Pentium D 820 with 2gb and X700pro, been good to me for 5 years. However, I think its time to upgrade to a faster computer. I have given up playing games so I just need a really good CPU i think. I kind of want this PC to last me about 5 more years. Thanks.
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    This would be my pick...
    X4 635 + MSI 880GMA-E45 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.394171
    You do get cheaper mobos but this one has the latest chipset and SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0...As you plan to keep the PC for a long time, these future tech would be very useful...

    RAM
    ADATA 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211364

    CASE - IMO this is better for the same price as that rosewill
    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

    PSU - Corsair 400CX - This can support even card like the HD 5750...As you are not a gamer, this PSU would suffice...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

    You wanted a SSD, here is one...and a big one too with the TRIM feature...
    Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139133

    DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333

    Total - $530 | $475 Including rebates...And Free Shipping for all the parts except the mobo, but that too is about $3...
  2. X4 635 + MSI 880GMA-E45 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3463938-10521304?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FComboDealDetails.aspx%3FItemList%3DCombo.394171

    RAM
    ADATA 4GB DDR3
    http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3463938-10521304?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16820211364


    Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB
    http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3463938-10521304?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16820139133

    Antec Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.387486


    How does that one look guys? Thank you for the suggestion gkay09

    Also, would I benefit any from getting the Arctic Silver paste and getting a better CPU cooler or is the stock enough? What about cables? Do I need to buy anything extra?
  3. Best answer selected by simarr24.
  4. ^If you will not overclock, then the stock cooler would suffice...
    But an aftermarket cooler would reduce the temps even at stock speeds...
    And yes a better thermal grease would be good...but not AS5...I would suggest the MX-2 or TX-2, which are not electrically conductive as the AS5...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064
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