New system build

Approximate Purchase Date: 9/16

Budget Range: $500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet, watching movies, light gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD CPU & MSI mobo

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: would like a blu-ray burner and ble led fans

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  1. Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w/ 1 x 120mm fan

    SeaSonic SS-300ES Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM

    AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX

    GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

    CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9

    SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BD-5300S-0B - OEM

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    SUM 515$. And few tips. To gain the whole power from A8 GPU, overclock your RAM at 1700-1800 MHz. Vengeance are ideal overclockers, so you can go up to 1700 MHz at stock voltage & timings. If you have a file server, leave the 1TB HDD and get a small SSD.
  2. That shouldn't be too hard to manage. Maybe try this:

    AMD Athlon II x4 640 - $99.99
    G.Skill NS 2x2GB 1333Mhz - £25.99
    MSI NF725GM-P31 - $48.99
    XFX HD 5670 - $79.99 - $10 rebate
    Corsair CX-430 430W - $44.99 - $10 rebate
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB - £39.99
    Rosewill Challenger - $49.99
    LG DVD Burner - $18.99

    $508.91 before shipping and $20 rebates.

    Decent quad core system that will easily cope with light gaming. Got the blue LED too :)
  3. i also want to be able to play my 3d movies on my 3d tv from the pc
  4. Blu-ray burner is about $100 more to your total budget.
    Blu-ray readers are cheaper
  5. Ok so youre definitely going to want to cut some costs to fit a bluray burner in there. Hows this?

    AMD Phenom II x3 720
    4GB G.Skill NS
    ASUS GT 430
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB
    Xigmatek Asgard II (No blue fan but you can just buy one if you want it.)
    MSI NF725GM-P31
    Seasonic 300W
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
    LG Blu ray Burner
    Rosewill 120mm Blue LED fan

    $503.90 before shipping and $20 rebate.

    This one covers all the bases, plenty for web browsing etc., 3d capable GPU and should handle some light gaming. Also has the Blu Ray Burner and the blue LED.

    EDIT: Typo, sorry :P
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