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February 5, 2013 9:16:57 PM

I'm trying to build a cheap desktop computer to replace my old iMac that recently broke. I've never built a pc, but I'm confident I can with guides and tutorials online. I don't need a keyboard or display and I'm trying to spend as little as possible haha :D  . I saw a combo on newegg and I'm wondering if all the parts are compatible and if this combo is worth the money. Also the display im using is an LCD tv and I was wondering how i would get an hdmi output with this build. Thanks for your time :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

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February 5, 2013 9:20:37 PM

You can do a little better if you start from scratch. This combo deal isn't that hot.

What is your budget? If its around $300, you should upgrade to a A10

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Alternatively you can try this build I made:


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($48.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
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)
Total: $265.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 18:24 EST-0500)
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February 5, 2013 9:28:58 PM

Azn Cracker said:
You can do a little better if you start from scratch. This combo deal isn't that hot.

What is your budget? If its around $300, you should upgrade to a A10

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Alternatively you can try this build I made:


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($48.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
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)
Total: $265.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 18:24 EST-0500)


Thanks for the advice. Ill definitely consider that.
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