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July 17, 2012 10:07:36 PM

Hi!
Before I buy all these pieces for a desktop I am going to build, I was wondering if this is a good deal... I don't need the ultimate gaming desktop, but I do want something I can play Minecraft on without lag.

--Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$29.99

--Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$21.99

--CPU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LTU54Q/?tag=pcpapi-20
$45.59

--Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$54.99

--Hard drive http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=22979&vpn=WD3200AAKS&m...
$89.98

--Video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$26.98

--Optical drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$17.99

--Power supply http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H9J3ZC/?tag=pcpapi-20
$29.99

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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 17, 2012 11:43:51 PM

Probably not the best choice of power supply. I would make a couple changes to it. Yes it will cost a little more, but the changes are worthwhile I think. Also, you're ordering from a lot of different websites, make sure you're getting free shipping on all of this, because it might cost less in the long run to order from a single merchant. I would keep it simple and order it all from newegg if I were you.

Change the motherboard and CPU to this combo, no video card needed.

APU 3870K
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A8-3870K-Graphics-Quad-Core-P...

Motherboard:
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-A55M-HVS-FM1-Micro-Motherb...

Better power supply:
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-EA-380D-BRONZE-S...

Cheaper Hard drive with more capacity:
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...

Higher speed RAM to facilitate the onboard graphics of the APU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 18, 2012 12:15:23 AM

nekulturny said:
Yes it will cost a little more, but the changes are worthwhile I think.

i donno . . .(and i just may be tossed off your friends list for this)
it seems that when you add a graphics card, a cheaper intel set up can match or exceed the performance of a Llano.

and the better the card the larger the difference:

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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 18, 2012 12:36:54 AM

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i donno . . .(and i just may be tossed off your friends list for this)
it seems that when you add a graphics card, a cheaper intel set up can match or exceed the performance of a Llano.


No lol, you wouldn't get tossed off my friends list, but I would have to do this...

*smack* We're talking about Minecraft, which is a Java based game like Runescape. At any rate, I suppose it doesn't matter much which way you go, I was trying to get the better CPU out of the deal more than anything. The graphics I'm not too concerned about since this is for Minecraft. Java is kind of CPU heavy, I figured a Llano with the potential to be overclocked would be the better course of action.

In all seriousness, have you ever seen MineCraft? It reminds me of Runescape... 11 years ago. I dunno what the appeal is.
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July 18, 2012 1:12:02 AM

noah spend a little more on the case (antec one) or a case from micro center that a mid size atx case. if you need to upgrade in the next few years you can reuse the case with a standard size mb. also the case cooling is better in a larger case then in a micro case.
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July 18, 2012 12:23:42 PM

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