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February 15, 2012 8:27:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: <500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet surfing, watch movies, listen to music, amateur photo/video edit

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, I have win7 disc

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg- within driving distance, microcenter- within driving distance, amazon

Country: USA california los angeles

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: I currently have a pavilion a1700n with amd athlon 64x2, 4gb ram, nvidia geforce 6150 le, 250gb hdd , win7. I would like a more responsive system, mine lags at times and the video stops or lags while viewing clips in 720p. The hdd is about to go as well.

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February 15, 2012 8:58:47 PM

Try this build:

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

Total: $469 before shipping and taxes

Edit: The PSU gives you room to add a graphics card later, like the 6570 or something. However, if you think the graphics on the CPU is enough for you, switching to this PSU will probably save you a few bucks:

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...
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February 15, 2012 9:19:38 PM

you can get away with a nice Sandy Bridge based computer no prob:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec TWO HUNDRED S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower: $50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W: $45

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X:$17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM: $85

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- ASUS P8H67-V (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $105

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $128

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333: $40

TOTAL: $470
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February 15, 2012 11:13:52 PM

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Less gpu power and less psu.... plus the a8 will beat the i3 in video editing ....


"System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet surfing, watch movies, listen to music, amateur photo/video edit"

least important - 'amateur photo/video editing' - what he wants is an all around basic PC - and Intel trumps AMD (unfortunately), in everything these days, including power consumption - if he wanted mainly a video editing PC for that price point - then I'd agree and recommend the AMD... but in this case - best to go with Intel i3
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February 16, 2012 4:04:05 PM

thanks guys you gave me alot to think about , aznshinobi thats a very good article
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February 16, 2012 9:33:23 PM

No problem! Good luck!
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