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Cheap media pc

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August 6, 2012 12:37:21 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: next week, maybe week after

Budget Range: 200-400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, GPU, ram

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Y No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x 1080


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Essentially I want to have a media pc in the living connected to my TV to watch 1080p movies and such. I have built a few computers, and upgraded parts for friends. I have always messed with higher-end gaming rigs though. I'm not entirely sure how little is required for the computer that I am looking to put together. A price range for CPU/GPU or general guidelines to the level of parts required would suffice to get me on the right track. I can easily pick out specifics and find good deals and what-not. Just need to figure out the tier of parts to look at.

I have the following laying around:
mobo- asus a8m2n-la
gpu- ASUS GeForce 7500LE
psu- 300w

Really appreciate it :) 

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August 6, 2012 1:38:53 AM

Is the 300w good?

Intel Pentium G620 - $64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon 6670 - $75, this should be fine with a Pentium if your psu is of good quality.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333mhz - $22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Super cheap motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't resue the 7500le is a piece of crap.
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August 7, 2012 6:19:49 PM

Awesome reply, appreciate it.

g620 seems amazing, Super cheap and great price:p erformance ratio.

I recently upgraded a friend's graphics card. I *think* he has a low 6000 series lowing around, eitehr 6450 or 6570, can't remember. If I can snag it from him, I'll probably use that unless I see that it can't handle it.

probably this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
usb3 rear and headers. Amazon has it for 63 shipped, so it's only a few bucks more than what you suggested.

Ok PSU is some stock PSU I acquired years ago.
This is the case I'm probably going with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

People are saying that they have problems fitting an optical drive and a full sized PSU, so cheap sfx psu?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 7, 2012 6:39:37 PM

6570 will be good for media. The 6450 sucks a lot and there's barely any incentive to use it over the integrated graphics lol.

I don't know about the case and power supply fitting stuff, sorry :|
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