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February 18, 2012 8:11:51 PM

Non-Gamer: $403.93 Updated HDD
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
MOBO: ASUS M4A88T-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X2G1333C9A G
HSF: None Required
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU: Antec Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ... - Retail
GPU: None Required - This system will use on the onboard video, since graphic power is not a priority.
DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
Case: COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Thermal Compound: What ever comes with the stock cooler
This build will allow you to play games like On-line Poker or lowend Graphics power games. You should be able to play Sims with this PC. Don't plan on running any graphic intensive games with this PC, without upgrades

How up to date would this build be for poker use? I dont play any games. Mostly poker, browsing the net, music, the occasional movie etc. Poker needs are 20 tables, HEM manager Tableninja. Was thinking of including a small SSD into the build for the OS and my poker programs.

Would this do the job or is there stuff I should change?


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February 18, 2012 8:52:18 PM

I think a lower end Llano CPU might suit you better than that Athlon, you don't really need 4 cores and it would be better for the movies. Would consume less power as well. An A6 would be OK for basic gaming as well, the Athlon + integrated graphics would be pretty useless, I don't think the Sims would even run smoothly.

This would be pretty good, (take advantage of the great offer on the SSD as soon as you can)

AMD A6-3500 - $79.99
ASRock A55M-HVS - $58.99
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $21.99
Crucial M4 64GB - $79.99
Seagate Barracuda 500GB - $84.99
Fractal Design Core 1000 - $39.99
SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W - $39.99
LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner - $15.99

Total - $421.92

A touch over the budget but fantastic value for money.