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Need Help on First Budget Build around 350$

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August 3, 2012 7:30:33 AM

Really need some advice on my first build.

Athlon II x3 450 3.2ghz

Biostar Micro ATX Motherboard

Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1gb DDR3 128-bit


AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3

HEC Blitz Case

Disc Drive

Without hard drive: 290$

Basically, I'm asking if this is all compatible and if I'll be able to do some light gaming.
On an unrelated note how would I boot this computer with Linux?

Overclocking: Maybe a little

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Crossfire: no


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August 3, 2012 11:53:21 AM

you can do a little better for $350. as for booting with linux, you can download either cd/dvd ISO files or bootable USB files (called a Live CD), and boot with those into Linux. from there, you can install Linux to the hard drive

here's my $350 suggestion
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock A75M-HVS Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.27 @ Compuvest)
Case: Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($40.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $338.70
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 07:52 EDT-0400)

you could drop to the 3670K and squeeze in a 6570
August 3, 2012 8:39:32 PM

Best answer selected by austinedwards7.