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Please help me rate this sub $500 budget build.

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June 26, 2012 4:47:23 PM

Hello, I'm building a new budget pc for a family member. The use for it is very general as it is mostly used on web and entertainment and maybe some extremely light gaming.

The question is if the A6 APU with HD 6670 graphics would cut out in everyday use as well as the in a dual gpu setup in the cpu.



Case - Zalman Z9 Mid Tower Case w/ FREE M200 5 Button Mouse - $49.99

Processor - A6-3650 APU 2.6GHz w/ 4MB Cache - $89.99

Mobo - ASUS F1A55-M LX Plus - $69.99

RAM - Kingston HyperX Genesis 4GB DDR3-1600MHz - $24.99 ($7 Off)

HDD - Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA II w/ 16MB Cache - $55.00 (Clearance $79.99)

Optical - SuperMulti 24x DVD Writer - $21.99

GPU - Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR3 - $79.99

PSU - ATX-400PN 400 Watts - $39.99

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SUBTOTAL - $431.93

Tax (5% GST) - $21.60

TOTAL - $453.53

The parts are from memory express. http://puu.sh/DOlq

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June 26, 2012 5:39:36 PM

Horrible choices in my opinion.

Intel Pentium G630 $68
Intel H61 mobo $50

Use the savings to get a better video card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You want ram in pairs, not single sticks.

That's a horrible (and way overpriced) power supply.
These are more efficent and way better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This system even has an upgrade path, where as the one you chose has no upgrade path.
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June 26, 2012 6:24:59 PM

geekapproved said:
Horrible choices in my opinion.

Intel Pentium G630 $68
Intel H61 mobo $50

Use the savings to get a better video card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You want ram in pairs, not single sticks.

That's a horrible (and way overpriced) power supply.
These are more efficent and way better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This system even has an upgrade path, where as the one you chose has no upgrade path.


Thanks for the input, but at memoryexpress, they don't have any more Intel processors lower than i3, I'll look into a 80+ bronze psu.
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June 26, 2012 6:40:50 PM

Is there a reason you're limited ot memoryexpress? Can put together an i3 system at newegg for under $500 that blows that out of the water.



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June 26, 2012 6:42:18 PM

You should have filled out the new build form in the new build section of the forum, then we would already know your in Canada.

Newegg.ca carries everything. Pentium G would destroy that system for less money.
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June 26, 2012 6:42:26 PM

Directcanada too.
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June 26, 2012 6:49:18 PM

Get the 6670 GDDR5 version, its like $75 at Newegg after MIR.
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June 26, 2012 8:14:38 PM

amkronos said:
Is there a reason you're limited ot memoryexpress? Can put together an i3 system at newegg for under $500 that blows that out of the water.


Yeah, I'd prefer to buy the parts in person rather than to buy online and get it shipped.
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June 26, 2012 8:15:05 PM

geekapproved said:
You should have filled out the new build form in the new build section of the forum, then we would already know your in Canada.

Newegg.ca carries everything. Pentium G would destroy that system for less money.


Sorry about that, I'm new here.
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June 26, 2012 8:26:11 PM

mpheng said:
Sorry about that, I'm new here.
That's no excuse dam it! :lol:  i am kidding we understand don't worry about it at least you know from now on ;) 
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