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Last response: in Systems
February 10, 2013 3:49:13 AM

I want to get something for my first pc with a budget about $400. I am kinda new to this and just need to see if this is a good build. The future will be to upgrade to allow crossfire and have a more powerful unit but my current budget is low. I want to be sure this will not restrict me in the future when trying to upgrade.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($103.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LK PLUS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($104.82 @ Mac Connection)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: HEC 485W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $436.54

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February 10, 2013 3:57:40 AM

Don't cheap out on the psu, also if you're going with a discrete card, get the x4 965 BE, it's a better cpu, it's not a good idea to crossfire two 6770.
For just a bit more you can get a 7850 it will be the best, my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit - Black Mamba ($38.50)
Other: Antec Basiq VP450 450W Power Supply ($30.95)
Other: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA ($59.99)
Other: XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 860MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card ($149.99)
Total: $471.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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If you need to lower the price down, if you can't pay that much get the 650 ti :