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Not used to a budget build..hows this look?

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February 5, 2012 12:08:47 AM

Not sure what your budget is, but here are some suggestions

ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Going with AMD for the better onboard video. Costs $5 more than your Intel CPU/mobo combination.

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $45.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also wouldn't suggest trying to save a few bucks on the PSU. For $16 more, you can get a PSU from a more reputable PSU vendor. These suggestions add only an extra $21 to your list and, in my opinion, improves the system.
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February 5, 2012 12:19:36 AM

that cpu is better than the i3? Im trying to keep it around 350
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February 5, 2012 1:16:08 AM

I think it depends on what you want to do with the system. The A6 has better onboard graphics and is a quad core. The i3 is probably better for gaming, but if you are planning on doing that, you would probably have to get a graphics card. For non-gaming stuff, I would probably go with the A6. It really depends on what you want to do though.
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February 5, 2012 1:29:46 AM

for an older family member..no gaming..just trying to get something that will be snappy and last. for under 400
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February 5, 2012 1:45:45 AM

Maybe try this hard drive:

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I read somewhere that Hitachi has a higher failure rate than Seagate. Same price as the Hitachi so definitely a plus.

If you really want to hit the $400 mark, you could probably get 8GB of RAM

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339 $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and maybe get this mobo:

ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If not, you still have a pretty good list by replacing the Hitachi with the Seagate.
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February 6, 2012 4:02:50 AM

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February 6, 2012 12:51:41 PM

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