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350 dollar decent rig, thoughts and parts compatibility?

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November 29, 2012 7:22:35 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to build a cheap PC just for media editing and a little bit of gaming such as COD 4 etc. So nothing to powerful at all, although I do want it to be fast and efficient.

I've come across these parts and I was wondering if it is all compatible and would create the system I desire

PROCESSOR
AMD x4 A8-5600K Quad Core 3.6Ghz FM2
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9688

MOTHERBOARD
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 FM2 AMD A55
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9749

RAM
Patriot Gamer2 PGD34G1600ELK 4G Kit(2Gx2) DDR3 1600
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7226

CASE
Thermaltake VN900A1W2N Commander MS-II Black USB3.0 Mid Tower Case

PSU
Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus RS-500 Watt
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4971

HARDDRIVE
Hitachi 2.5" TravelStar 500GB SATA HDD
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=2316

NETWORK CARD (to make it WIFI)
ASUS PCE-N10 Wireless-N 150M PCI-E Network Card
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8490


What do you guys think and will it be compatible, Thanks in advance :) 
also is there anything I may be missing? (apart from a graphics card as I hear that the CPU/GPU is fine for what I want [apparently])

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November 29, 2012 2:26:48 PM

I don't recommend your build much. Case isn't that nice and neither is psi or ram.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... This will be your processor.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q7xq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q7xq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q7xq/benchmarks/

Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.26 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($50.60 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $274.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 11:22 EST-0500)

That will include all the parts you need, and the processor is the tiger direct link.

If you don't want to go that route with a Phenom, then we can go with an apu.

APU route.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q7z5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q7z5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q7z5/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($81.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 350W ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $350.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 11:26 EST-0500)

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November 29, 2012 2:47:30 PM

ˆ+1 I Think lchrisk has got you covered. Impressive for the money.
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November 30, 2012 9:48:52 AM

Best answer selected by jessehuf.
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