$300 Build

My cousin says that he's gonna get a new computer but is only spending $300 max

Approximate Purchase Date: idk :]

Budget Range: $300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web browsing and Minecraft

Parts to Upgrade: ALL

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NEWEGG

Location: Illinois (Microcenter is 4 hours away so no)

Parts Preferences: Doesnt matter
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $314.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 20:46 EST-0500)

    I like this because it has a better quality power supply.
  2. There's not much to be done here, the best build is between tiny voices and e_X.
    Just put the corsair cx 430w(it will do) and most components from tiny voices, with the ram of e_X (the mobo and cpu supports 1866) and he seagate, perfect amalgation.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rWML
  3. tiny voices said:
    There is no chance this will play minecraft.

    If my Ipod can play Minecraft than ...
  4. Tom Burnqest said:
    If my Ipod can play Minecraft than ...

    ipod version of minecraft? plus it doesnt have a huge os like windows to run

    the a8 builds are good
  5. djangoringo list is about perfect, one thing I would change.

    There is a combo with the AMD A10-5800K and a GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 FM2 for almost the same price as his A75 MB and A8 CPU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1146365

    The A55 I listed is doesn't have the USB 3, but is otherwise comparable. I would take a faster GPU of the A10 over USB 3, you can add a card later if you need USB 3.
  6. Tom Burnqest said:
    If my Ipod can play Minecraft than ...



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  7. I say you go with Tiny Voices' build. Pretty solid considering the budget. If you want to run Minecraft a bit better though definitely invest into a discrete video card. Try this for only $30 more. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130585 It'll be a lot better than integrated.
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