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July 3, 2012 1:49:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 3 days

Budget Range: $400-$450

System Usage from Most to Least Important: MS Office, Web Browsing(1080pi vids on youtube) , HD Video playback, may be some photoshopping too.

Parts Not Required: Speakers,software

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: A minimum of 1TB HDD is required

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1366x768 or 720p

Additional Comments: Don't need anything fancy, need to stick to the budget.

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July 3, 2012 4:20:10 PM

do you need a monitor and OS in that budget?
July 4, 2012 12:53:42 AM

jerreddredd said:
do you need a monitor and OS in that budget?

sorry, should have mentioned ,I need a monitor but not OS
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July 4, 2012 12:54:06 PM
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I kept the form factor small and used a proven case/psu combo to keep the cost down.

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16827136247
$17.99

IN WIN BK623.BN300TBL Black 0.6mm SECC Japanese ECO Steel MicroATX Mini Tower S.F.F Tiny Tower Chassis 300W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16811108092
$59.99

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16822148697
$84.99

Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
10% off w/ promo code EMCNDHA33, ends 7/5
Item #: N82E16824009350
$89.99

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16820231396
$23.99

MB/CPU COMBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G850
Item #: N82E16819116397

ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157236
$141.98
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$418.93 +$19.02 Shipping -10% of the Acer monitor $8.99 if you buy now

I tend to prefer the spinpoint HDD's but that would put you a little over budget with shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you prefer a bigger case and 80+ PSU I suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this would put thte build at $443.92 + $21.32 Shipping
July 4, 2012 1:06:14 PM

AMD solution with NZXT case and Corsair PSU (stonger graphics and a quad core CPU)
comes out slightly over you $450 budget.

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16827136247
$17.99

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16822148697
$84.99

Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
10% off w/ promo code EMCNDHA33, ends 7/5
Item #: N82E16824009350
$89.99

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16820231396
$23.99

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16811146075
$39.99

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16817139026
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$44.99

CPU/MB Combo
AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX
Item #: N82E16819103942

BIOSTAR TA75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138333
$166.98
--------
$468.92 + $14.76 shipping - $10 MIR and 10% of the Acer monitor $8.99
July 4, 2012 3:01:28 PM

jerreddredd said:
I kept the form factor small and used a proven case/psu combo to keep the cost down.

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16827136247
$17.99

IN WIN BK623.BN300TBL Black 0.6mm SECC Japanese ECO Steel MicroATX Mini Tower S.F.F Tiny Tower Chassis 300W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16811108092
$59.99

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16822148697
$84.99

Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
10% off w/ promo code EMCNDHA33, ends 7/5
Item #: N82E16824009350
$89.99

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16820231396
$23.99

MB/CPU COMBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G850
Item #: N82E16819116397

ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157236
$141.98
--------
$418.93 +$19.02 Shipping -10% of the Acer monitor $8.99 if you buy now

I tend to prefer the spinpoint HDD's but that would put you a little over budget with shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you prefer a bigger case and 80+ PSU I suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this would put thte build at $443.92 + $21.32 Shipping


I think I'll go with intel build. Do you think acer's a reliable brand?
July 11, 2012 12:36:23 AM

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