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December 20, 2011 11:51:28 PM

Hi,

I'm building a computer for a friend who only really needs it for work (Word, Excel), movies (streaming) and Internet (Youtube videos, etc.). Please tell me if you have any suggestions on my build so far:


Mobo: ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU+GPU: AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master Elite 343 Black Micro ATX, 2x Ext 5.25" Bays, 1x Ext 3.5" Bay, 5x Int 3.5" Bays, 1x 120mm Fan, 2x Front USB 2.0 (RC-343-KKN1)
No Newegg link - planning to get this from a local store


Will this be a solid build for doing what I need it to do (i.e. fast and reliable)?
Is the Micro ATX case alright? I would prefer a smaller case but I haven't really found anything good.

Any suggestions for better/cheaper builds are welcome :) 

Thanks!!

DCM
December 21, 2011 12:04:03 AM

Build looks solid but you need 2 sticks of ram. Its dual channel so look for a kit with 2 stick everything else looks A-OK
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December 21, 2011 12:21:06 AM

Yep. 2x2gb. This is quite a nice build.
You could, if you want, go to a Mini-ITX build. This would get you a tiny little PC, and without a discrete graphics card you still wouldn't have temperature problems.
This one's a little more expensive, but it'll work well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Trawl Newegg's Mini-ITX sections for inspiration, and get something with at least a 200W PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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December 21, 2011 10:03:37 PM

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December 21, 2011 10:03:54 PM

Many thanks to both of you :) 
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