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September 3, 2011 1:23:09 PM

Trying to spend as little as possible, only need the tower and no OS. This is what i have so far...

AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.00GHz
Biostar A880G+ AMD 880G Chipset
Corsair XMS3 2x2GB DDR3 1600MHz
Samsung 500GB Spinpoint F3 7200RPM 16MB SATA
LiteOn 24x DVD-RW SATA
Xigmantek Asgard Mid Tower

That comes to around ~£200 but i still need to add a psu (any advice would be good)

Mainly just going to be used as a media centre in my room. No real gaming hence no video card.

Looking for something with lots of upgrade potential in the future.

Thoughts?


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September 4, 2011 2:59:17 AM

The Corsair CX-430 is always good. As for the build, it looks ok.
September 4, 2011 3:04:16 AM

I'd get an A8 LLano if you want upgrade potential. Its built in video card which is a Radeon 6000 series can be crossfired and it would only cost a bit more than the athlon x4 but it's better IMO

Edit: It's HEAPS AND TONS better than the Athlon x4, also since the mobo u chose is am3 there would not be much upgrade opportunities for you. Getting an a8 with FM1 mobo would offer you tons of upgradability especially since it just came out this year and would probably last for a while.
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September 4, 2011 3:15:23 AM

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

and then

motherboard

ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
a b B Homebuilt system
September 4, 2011 4:56:04 PM

^ A8 is a good idea
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