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October 19, 2011 12:10:35 PM

I'm putting together a build to replace an old AMD single core. Planning on purchasing within the next month.

I don't have a GPU at the moment since there is onboard graphics and this will be used mostly by my wife who surfs, listens to music mostly. But I want to leave myself open for graphics since my daughter is interested in graphic design but mostly uses her laptop.

I'll use it to load some SAP and development tools. Planning on Win7 Ulitmate. I'll migrate the old to a backup. I'll add a cheap optical drive to the build.

I have the keyboard, mouse and monitor (can't remember the resolution

Total 666.93 including discounts which will fluctuate.

Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB BIOSTAR TZ68A RCH LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboar - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mem - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 (0F13180) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 19, 2011 12:17:15 PM

That sounds overkill. For surfing and listening to music go with i3 and a cheaper mobo and save hundreds. Get a normal 40 dollar case. You're wasting some serious money...
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October 19, 2011 12:30:44 PM

Hey FinneousPJ. Thanks for the reply.

The main reason for the CPU and Mobo was for my development tools (Oracle and SAP), plus I do want the option, if my circumstances change and I start traveling less, to play some games on it. I like FPS like Call of Duty, Doom, etc. which would require the addition of a GPU.

I was thinking of a Coolermaster Centurion 5 which was my old case and worked well.

My last build was 4 or 5 years ago so I didn't want to go to cheap. This would be in the price range I would be willing to spend.
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October 19, 2011 3:00:36 PM

I'd go with the AMD Llano for your build.

A8-3850 + FM1 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU
Corsair 500w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This will give you the ease of mind since you can put any single AMD graphics card without worry about the power supply.
Corsair 600w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd buy this case Haf 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you don't have DVD burner Haf 912 + Dvd burner.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Get this HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The ram you listed is fine.

He's right, you know. I'd get this since it would be cheaper. You can even play games with it since it's integrated graphics is the best in the whole world.

$400 to $420.

In the future, if you plan to game the best you can buy is the ATI 6870.
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October 19, 2011 5:11:46 PM

Thanks Cutebeans. I've built a list with an I3 and H67 MB and I can get it down to 400ish.

I hadn't looked at an AMD config though.

What I'm wondering is if I get the gaming bug again and want to get COD and run at high settings would all I need to get was a good GPU?
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October 19, 2011 5:14:52 PM

Yeah, a 6870 would be best.
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October 26, 2011 1:23:20 AM

Best answer selected by mrfederalist.
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