Need a budget build from Santa's little helpers.... Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: November 29, 2012 3:57 PM in Systems Share broke-law-student November 29, 2012 3:46:02 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Holiday Sale period Budget Range: $400-500 after rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Work, school, web streaming, and gaming (Total War Series mostly RTS type games) Are you buying a monitor: No Do you need to buy OS: Super student discount Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatever works Location: Austin, TX Parts Preferences: Intel, but open to some quality AMD builds Overclocking: No Thanks More about : budget build santa helpers g-unit1111 November 29, 2012 3:57:48 PM It probably wouldn't make sense to go Intel on this kind of budget as you'd need a dedicated video card. Try the AMD APU - it has really good integrated graphics and a more than capable CPU. Check this out: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg) Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.17 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Total: $492.06 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 12:57 EST-0500) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCasefans... santa 's little helper of CPU cooling. ForumHave you heard this yet? ForumNeed Help!! 1000 budget ! Need help with build ForumFirst build : budget gaming; need to decide on PSU ForumNEED HELP building new pc ($600-$1000 maby a little more budget ) Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumI need a little help for a budget gaming build ForumAdvice on a Budget Gaming Build ForumNew build a little over budget ForumNeed feedback on new computer build ForumLooking for a Santa rosa laptop ForumUn-finished Santa Rosa laptop lineup Forum* Turtle Beach Santa Cruz... what is this card? ForumIs It Too Little Too Late ForumA little help with a budget gaming build ForumBuilding my first gaming rig. Budget £1800-£2000. Little help? ForumStroke victim needs performance building confidence ForumBestConfigs: Budget Intel-Based Gaming PC ForumPCI compatibility question Forum500-600$ Gaming desktop build suggestions More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !