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My first build! A minecraft server/light gaming.

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January 29, 2012 11:33:21 AM

Hey guys, this is an awesome forum from what I've seen so far, so I was hoping to get your input. Budget is ~$500 with primary goal of being a host for a minecraft server/secondary internet and light gaming rig. Here's what I have so far...

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case : $33

COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US 450W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply : $24 after $20 mail in rebate.

GeIL Enhance CORSA 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GEC316GB1600C9QC : $85

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler: $35

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) : $95

AMD A6-3670K Unlocked Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3670WNGXBOX COMBO W/MOBO
BIOSTAR TA75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard : COMBO $165

TOTAL: w/shipping $466.26 (prices dont add up, I know)


I figure the light gaming won't call for a dedicated graphics card, so I left that off. Any ideas/comments, I'd love to hear them!

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Parts Not Required: keyboard/mouse/monitor/os

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Country: USA

Parts Preferences:by brand or type: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

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January 29, 2012 12:01:40 PM

As long as you really won't be gaming it seems fine to me. The 16 gb of ram makes sense to me since its server. See if you can find a different mobo biostar is an ok name but not great. Also cooler master is not the best brand either. Either than that looks fine
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January 29, 2012 12:27:30 PM

There was an asus mobo for 20 bucks more, its worth it? I'll go look at it now.
January 29, 2012 12:44:38 PM

Do you plan on overclocking? Biostar is alright, but an Asus or Gigabyte might be more stable for OC. ASrock is a better cheaper board, but check the reviews as some of their boards seem to have their BIOS set to discrete by default, meaning you'd need a discrete card at first to get into the BIOS and change it.