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350 dollar gaming/media rig, thoughts and parts compatibility?

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November 29, 2012 7:30:29 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
G.Skill Ripjaws-X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4G Kit(2Gx2) DDR3 1600
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7276

CASE
Thermaltake VN900A1W2N Commander MS-II Black USB3.0 Mid Tower Case
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8959

PSU
Corsair 430CX ATX Power Supply Unit
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7318

HARDDRIVE
WD 3.5" Green 1TB
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7993

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])
November 29, 2012 7:37:27 AM

Australian Dollars by the way
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November 29, 2012 7:51:55 AM

Can you get the A10? Worth a few dollars more if you have it.
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November 29, 2012 7:58:43 AM

nvalhalla said:
Can you get the A10? Worth a few dollars more if you have it.



nah, I'm on a pretty strict budget due to me being a student
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November 29, 2012 8:01:02 AM

a 2.5 inch hard drive is used for laptops ... mostly ...and will be slower than a 3.5 inch desk top drive . A desktop case will usually have mounts for 3.5 inch hard drives but might have an adapter for a smaller 2.5 inch drive .

You should find a better power supply . Only use 80+ rated units with a feature called Active PFC . That cm is neither . Basically its junk . The Corsair CX 430 is acceptable quality

The msy site is awful to use . I cant search ....
but you should be using RAM rated for 1.5 volts or less
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November 30, 2012 3:26:37 AM

bump
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November 30, 2012 2:19:49 PM

You could skip a corner and get some cheaper DDR3 RAM somewhere.
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December 1, 2012 1:08:58 AM

My opinion get the cheapest 500gb 3.5 HDD you can get upgrade to a 5800k and the AMD apu loves ram get ram with at least 2100mhz
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