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$300-400 Build?? [First Timer]

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:
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  1. Best answer
    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.)
  2. 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....
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. For this kind of budget, and for the needs of it, an apu build is a good option.
  6. Best answer selected by Woodi101.
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