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Biostar A880GZ build

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January 31, 2013 10:51:56 PM

Hey guys I am building a new computer around a motherboard I came across. It's the Biostar A880GZ motherboard. I want to keep the price under $400. Here is what I came up with.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AB1l
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AB1l/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AB1l/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor ($64.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar A880GZ Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.12 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $370.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 19:50 EST-0500)

You guys are probably thinking "Why no video card!?!". Because I am going to buy one later on, I just want to get the computer running asap because currently I have a 2.1 GHz laptop that I have to use. Can you guys maybe make suggestions? If you do keep in mind the $90 windows 7 disc. Thank you!

EDIT: What I am looking to do here is some gaming. Like Tf2, Minecraft, Day Z, Gmod, all on Lowest settings. I don't care if my game looks realistic, I just want good fps.

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a b V Motherboard
January 31, 2013 11:25:06 PM

Is your motherboard AM3+ ?

If it was that would open the doorway for future processor upgrades

Consider Win 8 64 bit
Some nice improvements and a better license that should let you transfer it to another computer rather than being locked to the motherboard like oem 7 would be
February 1, 2013 12:19:45 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Is your motherboard AM3+ ?

If it was that would open the doorway for future processor upgrades

Consider Win 8 64 bit
Some nice improvements and a better license that should let you transfer it to another computer rather than being locked to the motherboard like oem 7 would be


Yes my motherboard is AM3+ but I HATE Windows 8. The lay out of it is stupid in my opinion. But this isn't a Windows 8 Vs Windows 7 debate. I am going to put a lot more money into a newer computer a few years from now until I can get a job ( I am 14) but I just want to do some moderate gaming on this for a while and then have it settle down.
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a b V Motherboard
February 1, 2013 2:48:52 AM

I hate racism , people starving to death , war, torture and a few other things like that

Win 8 was slightly annoying at first .
But its easy to add a start button if you wish
And then you can reuse it in another computer sometime rather than paying again

The rest of your system is fine .
February 1, 2013 9:57:22 PM

Outlander_04 said:
I hate racism , people starving to death , war, torture and a few other things like that

Win 8 was slightly annoying at first .
But its easy to add a start button if you wish
And then you can reuse it in another computer sometime rather than paying again

The rest of your system is fine .


Thanks for your input on the actual system. I'm pretty much committed to Windows 7, though.
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