Use the same case and fan as before. That will put you at about $290. You still need a hard drive, OS, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and optical drive to load the OS. I'm assuming you have this stuff already?
It's okay, the important thing is the boost in CPU performance you get over the tri-core RANA chip you originally picked. The systems will perform about the same. Also if you can scrape together $80 more bucks you can toss a 6670 in there and use it as dual graphics for an enhanced performance boost.
But to clarify do you need an OS, HDD, or optical drive?
Lol he picked a better PSU than you did. 1600MHz is fine for APUs and Crucial is great at overclocking with a little voltage bump.
The A10 + 6670 is better than just an A10 and better than just a 6670 so I don't really see how that's a bad thing.
AzziTech, check your PMs
You really do have little to no idea what you are talking about.
His psu is WORSE than mine. Look at the reviews and such, it's not as good as the 350w.
Also, if you would actually research, a10+6670 is not always good. It doesn't even give you much performance, not to mention most games don't even benefit from crossfire.
1600mhz is bad for an apu. If you would of known, apus benefit highly from faster ram, and who says he wants to oc? Maybe he doesn't, so what will that tell you?
If you haven't forgot either, his budget is $300. Please tell me how much his build was? Yeah.. stop right there.
First of all kid, that Antec is their bottom budget line produced from a really cheap OEM manufacturer. It's a decent PSU but he found a good deal on a decent case and better PSU. It has low ripple and noise and pretty solid efficiency for a mainstream power supply.
You don't have to buy a $50 1866MHz kit to run at 1866MHz. That Crucial kit will run just fine at 1866MHz speeds. Probably with even better timings.
Don't go mouthing off about people having no knowledge, you're new here and I understand you have an awesome $400 PC and you're really proud of it. Just because you own an APU doesn't make you the leading authority on their performance.
Even if he bought a 6670 and disabled crossfire it would still perform better than the graphics on the APU. So if crossfire did have problems with specific games, he could always revert back to just using the 6670 and still have better performance.
Since he does have a $350 budget and he wants to render video I am going to suggest he find a nice combo with a 990FX or 970 chipset and the new FX-6300.