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Advice for New Home PC Build

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

    sorry, should have mentioned ,I need a monitor but not OS
  3. Best answer
    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=N82E16827136247
    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=N82E16811108092
    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=N82E16822148697
    Item #: N82E16822148697
    $84.99

    Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009350
    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=N82E16820231396
    Item #: N82E16820231396
    $23.99

    MB/CPU COMBO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.989394
    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=N82E16822152185

    if you prefer a bigger case and 80+ PSU I suggest:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    this would put thte build at $443.92 + $21.32 Shipping
  4. 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=N82E16827136247
    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=N82E16822148697
    Item #: N82E16822148697
    $84.99

    Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009350
    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=N82E16820231396
    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=N82E16811146075
    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=N82E16817139026
    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
  5. 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=N82E16827136247
    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=N82E16811108092
    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=N82E16822148697
    Item #: N82E16822148697
    $84.99

    Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009350
    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=N82E16820231396
    Item #: N82E16820231396
    $23.99

    MB/CPU COMBO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.989394
    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=N82E16822152185

    if you prefer a bigger case and 80+ PSU I suggest:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    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?
  6. Acer's an acceptable brand. that model got good reviews

    here is a promo code that will save you some $ on the 1tb spinpoint HDD. its only good for today I think. takes it from $110 down to $80.

    PROMO CODE: EMCNCNG52
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=N82E16822152185
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