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Would Like Confirmation before I pull the trigger.

Finished picking out parts. Cheap budget computer for my mother to stream Korean Soap Operas.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cndu / http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cndu/benchmarks/c

Video Card: Onboard
Case: Some Old Case
Optical Drive: Random Drive
Operating System: Friends got many

Price for me including shipping
$465 before mail in rebates.

My questions are: Are these items compatible. Do you think that it is futureproof/worth my money. Am I forgetting something? Could something be downgraded and not change any performance due to the use of the computer? Will she love me as a son for doing this?

This is not for any serious anything really, her computer right now just sucks.
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  1. I've never used partpicker before.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cndu

    Its .com/p/cndu
  2. Best answer
    Absolute budget build that will perform better and for cheaper
    CPU is about the same due to optimizations
    You do not need a extra cooler, just use the bundled one since you are not overclocking
    This will have way better graphics which will effect page load and rendering times
    Getting 1600mhz ram will give noticeable gains for very little cost
    Getting a SSD is a nice touch as long as she doesn't save a lot of files, otherwise just get a 7200rpm 500GB HDD

    If you order from NCIX.COM, they will price match so you can get everything from 1 vendor adn they have stores in Toronto and Vancouver area for pickup

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.81 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LE R2.0 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($45.12 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.04 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $286.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 04:07 EST-0500)

    Unless you can't spend the extra $10 get 8GB of ram

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.81 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LE R2.0 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($45.12 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.80 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $299.71
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 04:10 EST-0500)

    Using this board will get you SATA 6gb/s to make full use of the SSD

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.81 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75M-S2V Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.80 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $304.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 04:16 EST-0500)


    If you really want to grab a cooler, this is a good cheap one and will let you OC decently, its actually onsale for $7 after MIR at NCIX

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-cpu-cooler-cnps5xperforma

    Good HDD's to get at your price point (though the 1tb/1.5tb/2tb offer more space for only a bit more cash)
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st500dm002
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/hitachi-internal-hard-drive-0f10381

    I recently built this myself and the temps are fine and its quiet on the stock cooler
    The 7200rpm 2TB from seagate is actually pretty snappy
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/zNA
  3. Is the A8 better than 965? And you are saying I can omit the Evo 212?

    Well I am only going to install windows 7 and programs she uses often. She will not know to install different programs into the SSD or the HDD.
  4. well in that case the 64GB SSD will be enough
    yes you can omit the 212 evo as it is uncessary and since you're not overclocking (and the cnpsx5 will do fine if you're worrid about non-overclocking heat due to a stuffy case)


    The A8 has similar/slightly weaker CPU performance but will have way better Gpu acceration to load web pages, videos, desktop in general, etc way faster while costing about the same
    Motherboard integrated video is slow even for non gaming uses

    getting the latest gen a8 5600k for $10 more will get more cpu and more gpu power butfor streaming it is unnecessary
  5. stickmansam said:
    well in that case the 64GB SSD will be enough

    The A8 has similar/slightly weaker CPU performance but will have way better Gpu acceration to load web pages, videos, desktop in general, etc way faster while costing about the same
    Motherboard integrated video is slow even for non gaming uses

    getting the latest gen a8 5600k for $10 more will get more cpu and more gpu power butfor streaming it is unnecessary


    Sorry but could you explain a APU simply?
    I was under the impression that if you have a certain APU, it accelerates a certain GPU and only that GPU like it was made for it. I'm assuming I'm wrong now. You think that if I got the A8 it would be sufficient instead of getting an actual GPU? Or should I say, would getting an actual GPU be faster than if I had a A8?
  6. The AMD APU's just basically have a strong graphics chip integrated into the CPU die

    The A8 Llano has basically a Phenom II x 4 CPU combined with a 6570 combined onto one die

    So you basically get the GPU part for free
    For just basic web browsing and video streaming, the APU will do just fine and better than Intel's HD2500 [low end comparable price graphics] (grabbing the HD4000 which is competitive, will bump costs about $35 for no gain) and any motherboard intergrated solution


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Fusion

    The APU i am suggesting is a bit faster than the one in this

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2975.html

    You can grab the chip from the review and put the money towards the ram
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad3850wngxbox
  7. stickmansam said:
    The AMD APU's just basically have a strong graphics chip integrated into the CPU die

    The A8 Llano has basically a Phenom II x 4 CPU combined with a 6570 combined onto one die

    So you basically get the GPU part for free
    For just basic web browsing and video streaming, the APU will do just fine and better than Intel's HD2500 [low end comparable price graphics] (grabbing the HD4000 which is competitive, will bump costs about $35 for no gain) and any motherboard intergrated solution


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Fusion

    The APU i am suggesting is a bit faster than the one in this

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2975.html

    You can grab the chip from the review and put the money towards the ram
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad3850wngxbox


    That makes as much sense as a Wookie living on Endor. It actually makes a bit of sense but I wanted to say that. So how the heck does a processor chip have a GPU in it? Does it just improve the Mobo's GPU? What if I put an APU into my gaming rig which already has a GPU, would my computer just not use the APU and just continue using the GPU?
    Just a really weird and new concept to me. A processor with graphics.
  8. Well it basically moves the GPU off the motherboard and into the CPU to reduce latency and make low end upgrades easier without having to add in a dedicated gpu
    Its like how intel cpu's have graphics on them too, just that the intel version is considerably overpriced

    It doesn't actually accelerate anything yet but AMD plans to move FPU tasks from the CPU to the GPU in the future

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4476/amd-a83850-review
  9. Ok then. I switched processors to the AMD A8-5600K. Is this going to change compatibility for the Mobo, or anything?
  10. Yep it will
    Get this one
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a55mdgs

    or this one that gives you SATA 6GB/s and USB 3 but costs more

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a75mdgs
  11. stickmansam said:
    Yep it will
    Get this one
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a55mdgs

    or this one that gives you SATA 6GB/s and USB 3 but costs more

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a75mdgs


    The A8 wont fit in AM3 sockets? Shame.

    Will Sata 6gb/s with a SSD make video streaming, watching downloaded videos and surfing the web any faster?
  12. it will be faster (wibdows boot, webpage load(dependin on your internet speed) broswer load) but probably not noticable over sata 3gb/s
    The usb3 is worth getting if you have usb3 devices or will get them soon
  13. Ok revisions made. What do you think?
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/CFP9
  14. yes it looks all good
    you can stick with 1333mhz ram since you're not gaming
  15. stickmansam said:
    yes it looks all good
    you can stick with 1333mhz ram since you're not gaming


    That was the cheapest 8gbs of ram I could find.
  16. bad wording on my part but i meant you should just stick with the 8gb set you chose
  17. It was 4gb
  18. Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

    Pulled it right from you pcpartpicker link
  19. Oh yea, that went up in price like 20$
  20. Get this then

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($105.46 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($57.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($40.12 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $323.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 21:50 EST-0500)
  21. Thats the same list lol. I am ordering now.

    Thanks alot Stick
  22. Best answer selected by kolkim.
  23. No problem :)
    Have fun building :D
  24. Hey, so for the heat sink my motherboard came with, do I need to get extra goop? I forget what it's called but the heat sink doesn't come with a tube, only a little bit stuck onto the heat sink.
    I have a little bit of goop from when I was fiddling with my xbox 360 but it's 'designed' for xbox if that makes a difference or if it's not a good quality.
  25. The pre applied stuff is probably as good as if not better than the xbox360 stuff IMO

    Using the stuff that comes with it will be more than fine since you're not over clocking
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