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February 16, 2013 6:05:47 AM

I need some help for building my first PC that's going to be a budget PC. I would like to know if these parts are even compatible and if there is something better I could get for around the same price. I want to keep this build within the $300-$400 range including the OS. The only thing I'm set on is the cpu which is the AMD A-Series.


CPU: ($75) 75AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($75)

Motherboard: ($60) MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: ($43) Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1333ELK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: ($60) Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Disc Drive: ($20) ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Need help on picking a power supply. Looking for something around $20-30

Case: Need help on picking a case. Looking for something around $20-30

Monitor: Already have one so don't need one for now

Keyboard and mouse: something around $20-30

Operating system: Looking for windows 7. Cheapest I could find was around $70-$100. Should I even get windows 7 or would the be something better for this build (besides Linux).

February 16, 2013 10:35:18 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week around Thursday 2/21/13


Budget Range: $300-$400


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, Light gaming


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: Everything its a new build.


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Location: Ohio


Parts Preferences: AMD A-Series CPU, doesn't matter for anything else


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900. Plan on getting a new one at later time because this one has a row of dead pixels.


Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC.


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a better PC because this one is getting pretty slow and old (its 2006).
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February 16, 2013 2:18:04 PM

$400 with OS is quite a strict budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ 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)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $383.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 11:17 EST-0500)
February 16, 2013 9:12:21 PM

FinneousPJ said:
$400 with OS is quite a strict budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ 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)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $383.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 11:17 EST-0500)



Thanks for the help. Just a few things I would like everything to be from newegg except the os. The cheaper the better for the os. Also the hard drive could be as low as 500 gb to bring the price down a bit. The last thing the power supply and case I would prefer to be no mail in rebate so something a little bit cheaper would be fine.
February 17, 2013 1:27:03 AM

Still need some advice please.
February 17, 2013 6:41:47 AM

Click price breakdown by merchant. There is no cheaper Windows OS unfortunately. I understood from the OP you're dismissing Linux for whatever reason? You could save $20-ish on the HDD, yes. There's no cheaper PSU worth buying - case is your preference.
February 17, 2013 10:56:51 AM

The link's asking for a password :/ 
February 17, 2013 11:25:10 AM

Looks great.
February 17, 2013 11:33:40 AM

FinneousPJ said:
Looks great.


Okay thanks a lot for the help. :D 
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