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$300-400 Build?? [First Timer]

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February 13, 2013 9:07:25 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: TODAY!

Budget Range: $300-400 (cannot exceed 400, less would be nice as I have other hobbies lol :D  )

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Minecraft Server, Games, Internet Browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No, will be using an LED TV (NEED HDMI support)

Parts I Need:A Mobo, CPU/GPU, RAM, Case, Power supply (i do not need an optical drive as Ill use a usb thumbstick.

Do you need to buy OS: If you can find a cheap version of XP or 7 then
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Location: San Mateo, California

Parts Preferences: as long as they're high quality

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future

Additional Comments: I just want the most bang for my buck! :sol:  Thanks Guys! :wahoo: 

More about : 300 400 build timer

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February 13, 2013 9:16:38 PM
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My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($71.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $345.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
February 13, 2013 9:21:27 PM

djangoringo said:
My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($71.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $345.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Is that a good PSU? I've heard many horror stories from bad PSUs....
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February 13, 2013 9:27:00 PM

It's a decent psu, it has more amps or wattage than the required for the system, even if you plan to add a discrete card later.
February 13, 2013 9:28:39 PM

djangoringo said:
It's a decent psu, it has more amps or wattage than the required for the system, even if you plan to add a discrete card later.

I'm not doubting your computer know-how in any way...but are you sure this is the best combo for my money? Thanks for the help man
February 13, 2013 9:38:36 PM

For this kind of budget, and for the needs of it, an apu build is a good option.
February 13, 2013 9:45:31 PM

Best answer selected by Woodi101.
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