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My final choices! Sub $500 office build

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September 6, 2011 6:08:28 AM

Here is the final build I went with. Got away with the whole thing for about $450. I had a case already, so that was a freebie. I splurged on the MOBO I feel, but I think it will give me the expandability and room to grow that I really wanted with this build (more drives, peripherals, cards, etc.). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as this is my first build All parts should be here on Thursday. This is intended to be an office machine, with some light Adobe work, Database design, GIS work and lots and lots of research. I hope I did good.

AMD A6-3650 APU with AMD Radeon 6530 HD Graphics 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Processor

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6Gb/s 1 TB Internal Hard Drive with 32MB Cache (ST31000524AS)


ASUS F1A75-V Pro - F1 Socket - A75 - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX AMD (Hudson D3) ATX DDR3 1800 AMD - FM1 Motherboards


Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)


Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2
September 6, 2011 6:37:15 AM

The power supply is too overkill for that. A 400watts power supply would be enough.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: Just get this 4gb ram then get another 4gb later for dual channeling which you won't need much.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm not sure with OCZ pSus but if it's good then definitely get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it comes with a free dvd burner.
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September 6, 2011 6:40:20 AM

Oh! you already ordered? it's a good build :) . grats dude. dont bother reading those. Those are just things you can cut costs with.
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September 6, 2011 1:57:27 PM

Thanks, ervinelim! I know the power supply is a bit much, but I got it for about the same price as the one you recommended, and I never wanted to have to worry about more power with suture changes, more drives, etc. Will having this power supply cause any damage?
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