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March 15, 2013 7:53:52 AM

This is my first build that I've ever put together myself. I'm just curious if I have made any mistakes, I would really like to know. Any feedback on any part is welcome too, I appreciate it.

I'm building this for a friend with a budget around $1,100. Mostly they will be on the internet, checking emails, watching videos and such, but they wanted a fast computer, and one that would last.

This is what I've come up with (From Newegg):



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Cart Item List:
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price

1
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85W ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813138366
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$94.99


1
Biostar Gift
Item #:N82E16800999305
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$19.99


1
AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic
Item #:N82E16819113280
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$129.99


1
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
Item #:N82E16835118074
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$85.99
$79.99


1
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820148443
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$209.99
$199.99


1
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119068
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$54.99


1
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$139.99
$99.99


1
Western Digital WD Black 2TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136792
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$199.99
$174.99


1
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$19.99


2
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231277
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$69.98


Grand Total: $924.90
March 15, 2013 8:59:21 AM

You don't need a 750W psu for that, the caviar black is way too expensive, if he wants a fast cpu, i recommend getting the i5 or i3, my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $721.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you don't mind buying from other places, you can get cheaper parts in other places(they're legitimate ones).
If this is for basic tasks, the i3-3220 will do : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i33220
March 15, 2013 9:15:48 AM

If you have a budget of $1100 don't even bother touching the A10 - you will hate life if you use it for gaming or every day tasks. This will be a far better use of $900:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $967.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-15 12:15 EDT-0400)

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