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November 2, 2012 9:00:21 PM

I am relatively new to computer building. This being said, I figured out that I would like to use the Inwin Dragonslayer case. The main purpose of this computer would be mainly for school work, but I would also like to be able to play games on it.

I was looking at AMD Dual-Core A6-5400K 3.6GHz Radeon HD 7540D APU for the processor, but I have no idea what to get for the PSU, RAM, or the Motherboard.

I was really looking a budget of around 350-400 dollars. Any advice, tips, or help would be greatly appreciated.

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November 3, 2012 2:21:45 AM

What games are you intending to play. The APU's are ok and do have the best onboard graphics, however, for decent gaming you may want to look at a Pentium with a dedicated card.

Are there any parts you already have and does that cost include OS?
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November 3, 2012 3:24:18 AM

jay2tall said:
What games are you intending to play. The APU's are ok and do have the best onboard graphics, however, for decent gaming you may want to look at a Pentium with a dedicated card.

Are there any parts you already have and does that cost include OS?


No right now I don't have any parts purchased yet. No this price range does not include the OS. The games I was thinking about playing are games like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, etc. I do have an older ati radeon card lying around, but I was not really looking into getting a dedicated card as of yet.
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November 3, 2012 4:40:07 AM

Alright so this is the best I could come up with. I refuse to recommend anything I wouldn't feel comfortable using myself so you may not accept this suggestions, but here it goes. Your $80 case makes it rough to get close to your price range at all. I would suggest an AMD A10 to get the best onboard graphics possible and faster RAM to boost that speed.

Case: Your InWin Dragon Case with $79.99 $10.99 shipping on top of that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: AsRock FM2 A75 $54.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD A10-5800K $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G SKill DDR3 2133 $49.99 - $15 code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair 430W $44.99 - $10 MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Samsung F4 320GB $44.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: Lite On $17.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

sub total: 422.93
Shipping: 16.80
TOTAL :$439.73
minus MIR and codes: -$25
FINAL TOTAL: $414.73
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November 3, 2012 4:23:00 PM

Thinking about it now, I do have an older computer that I can take the hard drive and cd drive from it. I also found the case for the same price, but without the shipping cost on Amazon.
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