$200 APU Build

My cousin asked me for a new build for him

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: $220 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web surfing, light gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, case, psu and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: dosnt matter

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No (He says hes getting a 6850 latter and we know you cant hybrid or whatever its called crossfire)

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Basicly we just need an APU, Mobo, ram and cpu cooler
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  1. He wants to play multiplayer valve games and maybe BF3 in the future
  2. Do u need HDD/SSD too?
  3. He has a HDD we can add an SSD he says to $300 so I was thinking of an a8-3870k and a TX3
  4. Does he have x64bit windows?
  5. Yep he has home premium if that matters (64 bit)
  6. Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
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    $160 total
  7. guerrero said:
    Yep he has home premium if that matters (64 bit)

    Yeah, he is fine with 8GB.

    If it would be just x32bit, he can have only 3GB RAM : )
  8. ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


    $205 total
  9. i3 it is haha he'll be happy and the onboard graphics arent so good but we'll eventually add something good
  10. OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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    $255 total
  11. CPU cooler comes with CPU.

    He is fine and under the budget.

    $255 total.
  12. Thank you very much! :D

    i3 2120




    $40 left.. Guess i'll choose a new keyboard and mouse

    He has a Rosewill Blackbone case and a Corsair 430w that I recommended him hehe

    Thank you
  13. Best answer
    All that should work just fine : )
  14. Best answer selected by guerrero.
  15. I might even get the motherboard myself since it's on my wishlist haha
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