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February 22, 2013 4:55:02 PM

Okay thanks to all who have helped with my builds.

The first build is for myself. Goal is NOT gaming. System will be used mainly for watching and converting HD video, and basic general task.

The second system is for my mom. Her only usage will be to do basic task as well. Surf internet, e-mail etc (she is 60 years old)

I need these systems to last a while. I built my previous one back in 2000. and it has lasted this long(albeit with some ducktape and spit). but i haven't payed attention to anything in the past 13 years.

I am partial to keeping the corsair 600t case (dunno just something i like and want lol) but if you have any final changes to this build, i'm open to it.

I also will like to buy all parts at one place.

Will be buying these two systems next friday.

Thanks for your input.

System number 1) (mine) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FdDi

System number 2 (moms) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FdRL

edit: i added the 32bit version of windows 7 by mistake it WILL be the 64bit

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February 22, 2013 5:44:47 PM

The A10 is not a good CPU. It's a great GPU but for a basic CPU it's not at all very fast.

I definitely would not get system #1 - the thermal compound is a waste of money and Silver V is very overrated.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.52 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($110.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.15 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $944.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 14:41 EST-0500)

This will be infinitely better than an A10 even for general computing tasks. You will pretty much hate life using an A10 for every day usage. It makes sense on the budget build but definitely not for your main build. :lol: 

If you want a budget system for #2 get this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($85.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $481.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 14:44 EST-0500)
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February 22, 2013 6:07:00 PM

COOLER MASTER Elite 120 Advanced Black Appearance: Aluminum & Polymer front, Case body: Steel Alloy Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CX430M 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D AD580KWOHJBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock FM2A85X-ITX FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for Notebook
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

This build kills in video converting thanks to OpenCL! It converts faster thanks to it's dedicated GPU and it's plenty for everyday use. You also have a SSD to speed things up and all that in a small box. AMD is going to keep FM2 socket for next generation of APUs which are coming with +40% GPU perfomance so you can upgrade if you want! 534$ Sum
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February 22, 2013 8:16:21 PM

okay thanks for the suggestions. but now i'm confused. These two seem to be contradicting each other, one saying go with the a10 the other saying not to. Also whats with the micro case form factor. Anyone?
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February 23, 2013 5:36:05 PM

Bump! Anyone else?
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February 25, 2013 7:38:45 PM

anyone else?
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