Budget Full PC Build

New build alert, everybody! Wanted some opinions on this build I have in my Newegg cart at the moment. I have a budget of $800 and this, along with the promotional discounts and the mail-in rebates, came out to $782.24. I chose the AMD APU for it's obvious low cost, but if anybody else can throw in some ideas, I would appreciate it very much :)

Purchase date: this week
Budget (after shipping, after coupons, after rebates, etc): $800/900
Used for: casual gaming, media, learning to program, internet
OS: owned
Preferred ordering sites: cheapest, most reliable
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Brand preference: none
Overclocking, SLI: no
Monitor resolution: 1080p

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811139018
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148697
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant


ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236174
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 Ver. 6.1 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138369
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate


ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814121446
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


Item #: N82E16800999295
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$49.99 Saving


CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


Creative Inspire T6160 50 Watts 5.1 Speakers
Item #: N82E16836116049
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Logitech MK120 Black USB Wired Slim Desktop
Item #: N82E16823126097
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$4.00 Instant


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231455
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


AMD A8-5500 Trinity 3.2GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon ...
Item #: N82E16819113288
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148441
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$27.00 Instant


Subtotal: $952.88
Shipping: $21.86

Discount From Promo Code aseries0113
Discount From Promo Code EMCXWWN28
Discount From Promo Code EMCXWWN22
Discount From Promo Code EMCXWWN93
Discount From Promo Code TSAXLAY38
Discount From Promo Code EMCXWWN89

Promo Code: -$82.50
Grand Total: $892.24
After mail-in rebates: $782.24
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  1. whats ur full budget, and do u need monitor.os. keyz+mouses? thanks
  2. Made a quick edit for the full budget, os, etc. :)
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yy6S
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yy6S/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yy6S/benchmarks/
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yyei
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yyei/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yyei/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: LG E2211T-BN 22.0" Monitor ($129.73 @ Compuvest)
    Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($32.54 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $722.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 03:20 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $741.41
    Mail-in Rebates: -$25.00
    Shipping: $5.99
    Total: $722.40

    should suits ur needs. use the basic onboard videocard do some light gaming and got speed for we u need.
  4. So confused. Why would you use an APU with a dedicated card? How is it a full AMD build with an nvidia card? Why would you spend 80 on speakers and 200 on a monitor and skimp on important parts? How is it a gaming build if it has Ubuntu? What games?
  5. Which is why opinions were needed. And I meant a full PC build (monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc), not FULL AMD. Sorry about that, I didn't realize it would mislead. $80 on speakers because I don't feel that it would be that important. $170 on the monitor since that is what I'll be staring at most of the time. I put Ubuntu because I'll just be pirating Windows 7 and didn't think it would be flattering to put down, but I suppose I had to. I should have just put NO under OS. Oh well. Games like Dota2, Diablo 3, TL.

    I apologize for confusing you so easily.
  6. so whats ur full budget? with monitor
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