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First build ever tight $400 budget

I'm a 12 year old that needs a new computer :D
So i got $400 and I've been searching and found this. Any comments? Recommendations? I am going to get it for Christmas but im probably going to build it before that.
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WEBSITES-newegg, amazon
COUNTRY-USA New Jersey
Parts not needed-monitor,os,keyboard,speakers,mouse
Monitor Resolution-1280x1024

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AMD A8-3870k
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A8-3870K-Graphics-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B006J420UE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349138056&sr=8-1&keywords=AMD+A8-3870K

Biostar AMD FM1 Socket - A75 Chipset
http://www.amazon.com/Biostar-AMD-FM1-Socket-Motherboard/dp/B005DOUIIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349138069&sr=8-1&keywords=BIOSTAR+TA75M+FM1

Kingston Hyper X Blu 4 GB 1600MHz DDR3
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-1600MHz-Non-ECC-KHX1600C9D3B1-4G/dp/B0057Q4AGW/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349138737&sr=1-15&keywords=4+gb+1600+mhz+ram

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1349138186&sr=8-4&keywords=hard+drive

Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-All-Black-RC-430-KWN1/dp/B003O8J11E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349138221&sr=8-1&keywords=computer+case

Cooler Master Elite 460W ATX
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Supply-RS460-PSARI3-US/dp/B002G1YPHK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1349138288&sr=8-2&keywords=450+watt+power+supply

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  1. I have to admit, for being 12 you picked out some pretty good components. Don't forget to include an optical drive (cd drive). The only recommendation I have is to swap out your power supply for this one.
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-430-Watt-Certified-Compatible-Platforms/dp/B004W2T2TM

    However, the cooler master will probably do just fine. The corsair would be more reliable and look better.
    Other than that, I think you are set. Good job on picking out the parts.
  2. Thanks for the recommendation, but now it looks like i need to do dishes for the $12.50 LOL :(
  3. It's cheaper on NewEgg
  4. Here is a build I made from another topic. It is slightly over budget but it's pretty decent.

    CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 965 - ($100)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103727

    GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 ($110)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102969

    Case - NZXT Gamma ($40)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146061

    HDD - 500GB Western Digital WD Blue ($60)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136771

    Mobo - BIOSTAR A880GZ 880G ($60)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813138345

    RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($37)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231542

    PSU - CORSAIR 430w ($45)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139026

    Total - $452
  5. the llano build is fine, but should be around $350:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI A55M-P33 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.66 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($56.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $347.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    trinity is out tomorrow, I'll post another build with that then
  6. Looks like a cool build, if i can get some extra money, I'll consider it.
  7. The A10 is out.
  8. Just remember that to get 4GB of RAM, you need to get 2x2GB to fully utilise the component...one 4GB stick won't operate at full speed.
  9. would it be better if he waited for amd trininty?
  10. trinity is out today.

    A10-5800K is $130 and an A75FM2 motherboard is $60
  11. I think it's worth it.
  12. Best answer
  13. get the fastest memory you can get that these processors support ( think 1866 ) they work best this way.

    and agree with the processor for your build. best solution for your budget. ( FM2-5800 )
  14. I also suggest the a10 5800k. It seems to perform fairly well on low-to-med settings on games as well.
  15. don't forget an operating system... windows 7 64bit OEM.

    edit: you can find these at newegg for $80 from time to time. if you see it at that price there or somewhere else buy it right away. time comes to buy/build and you'll be paying $20 extra dollars for it.
  16. I got my os already so dont worry :)
  17. Thank you to everyone that answered, looks like im going with a trinity apu :)
  18. Sorry for the noobie question but the corsair 430 watt power supply would still be enough right?
  19. Yes - I had an amd radeon hd6750 and the Corsair 430W PSU referenced here. NO power problems whatsoever.
  20. crabapple said:
    Yes - I had an amd radeon hd6750 and the Corsair 430W PSU referenced here. NO power problems whatsoever.



    i wouldn't be too hasty picking a card for cross firing with this apu. haven't seen anything on that yet. might be nice to be able to use a bigger card for that now that they have changed......... unless you have information on it I haven't seen.
  21. I wonder about the new A85 chipset I think it was called, anyone know its advantages?
  22. personally i would upgrade to 8gb of ram, the integrated gpu takes up some of your ram if i remember correctly, its always good to go with 8gb anyway and its not much of an expenditure, ddr3 is really cheap
  23. Anonymous said:
    personally i would upgrade to 8gb of ram, the integrated gpu takes up some of your ram if i remember correctly, its always good to go with 8gb anyway and its not much of an expenditure, ddr3 is really cheap


    I guess i can go 8, the prices seem really cheap. Im still on a Pentium 4 with 1 gb of ram so maybe 4 gb is enough LOL
  24. Do you guys think i should go with the 500 watt version instead? Also, would it be able to crossfire?
  25. Doesn't the cpu here have good onboard video? I didn't think you had the budget to crossfire 2 gpus.
  26. crabapple said:
    Doesn't the cpu here have good onboard video? I didn't think you had the budget to crossfire 2 gpus.



    that's the point of going with the APU.
  27. He's going with the APU for the low budget. If he wants to crossfire, he can just add a 7760 to crossfire with the iGPU. However, the iGPU is fantastic compared to any other iGPU
  28. crabapple said:
    Doesn't the cpu here have good onboard video? I didn't think you had the budget to crossfire 2 gpus.


    My plan was to go with the apu for now and if i can ever get the funds, i would crossfire the IGPU with a discrete GPU.
  29. I ask again, should I go with the 500 watt version just to be on the safe side?
  30. If you have the money, might as well.
  31. Best answer selected by CertinlyNotJerome.
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