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January 1, 2013 10:31:08 PM

hello, i am looking on building a micro-ATX pc. i got this so far, i am trying to keep the price 400-500.
this is what i got so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u9SK
anything else i should add/change?
thank you

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2013 11:10:26 PM

It works and looks a very sensible budget choice .

But some suggestions
This motherboard is $5 more and has USB 3 and an A75 chipset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Id be tempted to drop the 250 gig hard drive , and use a budget SSD like
Crucial V4 CT128V4SSD2 2.5" 128GB $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You lose a lot of capacity , but get a much snappier and responsive computer .
and its easy enough to add another hard drive later on .
You might need an adapter to mount a 2.5 inch drive in your case
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January 1, 2013 11:24:16 PM

Outlander_04 said:
It works and looks a very sensible budget choice .

But some suggestions
This motherboard is $5 more and has USB 3 and an A75 chipset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Id be tempted to drop the 250 gig hard drive , and use a budget SSD like
Crucial V4 CT128V4SSD2 2.5" 128GB $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You lose a lot of capacity , but get a much snappier and responsive computer .
and its easy enough to add another hard drive later on .
You might need an adapter to mount a 2.5 inch drive in your case


Thank you, but can i add a regular hardrive as well?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2013 11:34:57 PM

Yes you can add a regular hard drive , either now or later on . You can move all your documents to it and leave windows and all your installed programs on the SSD
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January 1, 2013 11:44:51 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Yes you can add a regular hard drive , either now or later on . You can move all your documents to it and leave windows and all your installed programs on the SSD


I looked at that SSD and saw many bad review :/ . but i did find a sandisk ssd that ad many great reviews. thank you for the suggestions :wahoo: 
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