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February 12, 2013 7:12:33 PM

It seems like it is pretty easy to find a mobo that works with the CPU you choose. Other parts like HDD and PSU seem to be universal. I still would like a few guys on here to quickly peek thru my list. Please note I am very green at building so it is possible I made a really silly mistake.

Approximate Purchase Date: today

Budget Range: $500 after all rebates and shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: basic home PC, with light video editing, and light gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No, I will be using multiple monitors, 3 at a time

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, Case, PSU, Graphics Card

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 8 full

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and amazon

Location: Seattle, WA

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU only, not picky about graphics card

Overclocking: probably

SLI or Crossfire: No for sure

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Very first build, please make comments about incompatibility of parts

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: general need to upgrade, for speed and quality of video

Parts list
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D6Qb

CPU
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 FREE $129.99 Amazon
Buy

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $69.98 $69.98 Outlet PC
Buy

Storage
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $76.97 $76.97 Outlet PC
Buy

Video Card
MSI Radeon HD 6450 1GB Video Card $39.99 -$15.00 FREE $24.99 Newegg
Buy
$15.00 mail-in rebate

Power Supply Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $69.99 -$20.00 FREE $49.99 Newegg
Buy
$20.00 mail-in rebate

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) $99.99 FREE $99.99 Newegg
Buy


Probably will pick up whatever case is on sale at newegg.
Currently have
optical drive
6gbs of PC3-10600 ram
ordered SDD
February 12, 2013 7:17:11 PM

i recommend trying the A10, may not be able to the fastest but it can certainly be a cheap choice.
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February 12, 2013 7:22:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LK PLUS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $434.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 16:21 EST-0500)

for the case i really like this one

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r
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February 12, 2013 7:23:52 PM

boulbox said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LK PLUS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $434.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 16:21 EST-0500)

for the case i really like this one

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r


Beat me to it...+1
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February 12, 2013 7:25:47 PM

Sorry I didn't properly post PC part picker. I will find out how to do it right next time.

I did look at the A10. Pretty interesting and I am definitely open to it. I heard that it performs really well for a NON dedicated graphic card.

Thanks.
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February 12, 2013 7:31:13 PM

I have no idea if it will actually power all 3 of the monitors for gaming though, for sure if just gaming on one it should be ok.
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