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August 6, 2012 7:34:40 PM

I'm using this mainly for home use.
I'm buying this week probably.
Budget: 500 USD MAX, I'd prefer to pay as little as possible C:

Overclocking: Yes
Location: FL, US
Parts Preference: None
Do I need to buy OS: Yes
I have a monitor already.

SSD: Corsair 60GB Nova 2 Series Solid State Drive (SSD): CSSD-V60GB2/RF2
http://www.frys.com/product/6618874?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

HDD: Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5001AALS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001GQYYSG/ref=d...

RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-Modules-KHX16...

Case: NZXT Source 210 -Inch ELITE-Inch Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - Black
http://www.amazon.com/Source-210--Inch-ELITE-Inch-Midto...

I'm getting this because this is the cheapest case I could find with USB 3.0. Do I need USB 3.0?

CPU: AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't want to get a Pentium + GPU because I'm not using this computer to game, so I really just want the Quad-Core over the graphics.

MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have no idea about MOBOs, can anyone recommend a better one? Also, would I need AM3+?

PSU: 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...

Is this enough?

DVD/RW: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD /-RW Drive (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B...

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August 6, 2012 11:52:50 PM

bump >__>

(hope this isnt violating any rules)
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August 7, 2012 12:13:56 AM

You were great in Die Hard.
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August 7, 2012 12:21:24 AM

Right off the bat, the mobo and CPU are incompatible. The CPU only takes FM1 socket mobos. Not AM3+. Because your budget is $500, I'd drop the SSD, and invest that in the other components, and get one later on.
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August 7, 2012 12:44:34 AM

If this is for home use then you dont need a GPU and you could still go Intel, Integrated graphics will work just fine. If you have a Micro Center near you ( http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/index.html ), you can pick up any Intel quad core for dirt cheap and pair it with a $100 mobo and still fit in budget.
CPUs: Any of these will suit you great and better than AMD
http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?...
MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would also hold off on the SSD, unless you can find more room in the budget and get like a Crucial M4 64Gb or OCZ Agility 64Gb, *brand new*

Case is good and PSU is enough power if no GPU. here is another good PSU for you. A little cheaper and more power efficient http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh and OS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 7, 2012 1:17:41 AM

Actually, at MC, if you buy an i5 2500K or i5 3570K, you get $50 off the mobo.

So, get the i5 2500K and Pro 3, and it comes out to $205. That's cheaper than the i5 alone at Newegg! 380W is enough with no GPU, but if you want to add a GPU int he future, you'll want to upgrade the PSU to 450-500W.
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August 8, 2012 9:00:03 PM

ok so ill be able to go to microcenter!
quick check to make sure nothing's wrong!

SSD: none

HDD: Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5001AALS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-lis [...] dition=all

RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Tec [...] s=8GB+ddr3

Case: NZXT Source 210 -Inch ELITE-Inch Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - Black
http://www.amazon.com/Source-210-- [...] er+usb+3.0

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?...

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Is this a good one? It was the cheapest MOBO on MC that I could find with USB 3.0.

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139026
(I'm keeping it because 50 W > $3 to me, unless there's a difference I don't know about..?)

DVD/RW: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD /-RW Drive (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280 [...] _ee_s_cp_3
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