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Building a new PC - Need Advice

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September 24, 2012 10:47:36 PM

Purpose - Home/Home-Office, Media Editing, Net Surfing, (also Speech Recognition, maybe later) etc
OS - Ubuntu 12.04

Shortlisted the following combination:

Sempron 145 AM3 2.8GHz (USD 42 approx) {intend to put a faster processor later - i suppose this would suffice for now}

Asus M5A88-M (USD 112 approx)

LG WH10LS30 (USD 120 approx)

WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX (USD 67 approx)

Monitor already have

Please suggest a good wireless (bluetooth) keyboard/mouse that can be also used to connect to my android phone while travelling


please also suggest ram, cabinet and power box.

low cost is the prime consideration along with "no-frills" but still ensuring upgradability (hence the asus mobo)

the prices quoted are converted from INR - any suggestions for reducing costs further without giving up on the freedom to upgrade are most welcome

early responses would be highly appreciated

thanks

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September 25, 2012 6:39:55 AM

So should I assume that there is no scope of further reduction in cost and/or improvement in specs? please guys need a response soon as i need to order - thanks
September 26, 2012 7:17:34 AM

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September 26, 2012 7:30:31 AM

as far as RAM goes, this should get you along just nicely: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
thats a 4 gig kit of Kingston 1333mhz ram that should be compatible with your mobo (you can grab a second pair for media editing if 4 isnt enough and if your mobo has enough support)...

as for a case, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this maybe? its a mid size case so you can do some upgrades later on, and your board should fit snug inside without costing you too much. edit.. i just read the reviews of the board, look into something around this category and youll be good :p 

as for a psu, i would say get something in the 350-550w range, but i dont know all that much about psu's. they should run you about 17-40 bucks in that range, so it wont cost all that much.
September 26, 2012 9:15:07 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $323.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Hey lookie here! Lookie what I got you!

Edit: Blu-ray writer.
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