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February 3, 2013 6:14:38 PM

This is my first attempt at Build.. pretty much need it for family that watches Video,surfs the Web Alot, school work, Some games ( only play heroes right now. but kids are starting to play some games). Would like to stay around the $600 mark.. so any recommendations on upgrades or things not needed would be greatly appreciate(also if I am missing anything). Feel free to beat it up as this is my first attempt.

Total: $598.50
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core $123.79
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $33.04
Motherboard ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4-M Micro ATX FM2 $74.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $49.98
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $91.77
Sound Card Asus Xonar DG $26.99
Case Raidmax ATX-321WB (Black) ATX Mid Tower $55.99
Power Supply Cooler Master 500W ATX12V $34.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bgr4

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February 3, 2013 6:51:36 PM

amd 6300 would be much better for the same price
you dont need a 30$ cooler if not overclocking, but would be good to put in like a 15$ aftermarket cooler
the motherboard has 7.1channel sound, dont think you really need a sound card, unless you got some premium speaker system




what about video card?
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February 3, 2013 6:52:04 PM

Hi. The Western Digital Caviar Blue is sufficient and a sound card isn't necessary. The build below should be sufficient for your needs. Feel free to make changes as you'd like such as getting the i5-3330 quad-core, a different case, etc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
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: $547.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:48 EST-0500)

Here's a building guide with videos: http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-th...
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February 3, 2013 6:57:01 PM

gussrtk said:
amd 6300 would be much better for the same price
you dont need a 30$ cooler if not overclocking, but would be good to put in like a 15$ aftermarket cooler
the motherboard has 7.1channel sound, dont think you really need a sound card, unless you got some premium speaker system




what about video card? or you plan on using onboard?



Will look into 6300.. was planning on using onboard since games I play at this moment don't need anymore than that(was also trying to save a few dollars with it). Was not sure about sound card.. will probably just remove that. thanks for input
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February 3, 2013 7:18:10 PM

johnsonjohnson said:
Hi. The Western Digital Caviar Blue is sufficient and a sound card isn't necessary. The build below should be sufficient for your needs. Feel free to make changes as you'd like such as getting the i5-3330 quad-core, a different case, etc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
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: $547.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:48 EST-0500)

Here's a building guide with videos: http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-th...



Thanks for the help .. have been leaning towards AMD but going to look at this
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