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May 24, 2013 7:28:03 AM

I'm looking to build my first computer which I intend on using for office and web browsing use in addition to watching some videos. I'm not a gamer and looking for a good computer within a budget range of $400, not including. If you can make the price less with same quality that would be even better. I'm debating on using my current Windows XP CD to save a little extra cash but upon suggestions I may consider updating the OS if necessary. As well, I'm not sure if I'll run this computer off a computer screen or HD LCD TV screen.

I choose these parts myself and will be ordering from Newegg. If anyone could make suggestions/adjustments and identify any potential problems I may have that would be great. Please let me know of any additional parts I may need, i.e. what type of SATA cables, etc.

Thanks!

Parts as listed below:

* BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
* AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
* SAPPHIRE 100323-2L Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
* G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
*CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
* Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
* LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA Model GH24NS95 - OEM
* ZALMAN Z9 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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May 24, 2013 7:44:41 AM

A10-5800k build would be enough.
May 24, 2013 8:00:58 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($75.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $492.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 11:19 EDT-0400)

Just minus the win 7 home premium if you dont want the os. The g2130 is a great budget cpu. The 7750 is also a good starting card. You could get a 7770 for around 30$ more which is worth it. The psu is good. Its 80+ bronze and 450w is a lot for this system. Considering the budget, this is a good starting build. Good luck on your build! :) 
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May 24, 2013 8:06:34 AM

RenzoGuzi said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($75.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $483.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 10:57 EDT-0400)

Just minus the win 7 home premium if you dont want the os. The g2130 is a great budget cpu. The 7750 is also a good starting card. You could get a 7770 for around 30$ more which is worth it. The psu is good. Its 80+ bronze and 450w is a lot for this system. Considering the budget, this is a good starting build. Good luck on your build! :) 


Very very very goood build,
Get the seagate barracuda 1tb and its perfect !

May 24, 2013 8:23:10 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
RenzoGuzi said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($75.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $483.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 10:57 EDT-0400)

Just minus the win 7 home premium if you dont want the os. The g2130 is a great budget cpu. The 7750 is also a good starting card. You could get a 7770 for around 30$ more which is worth it. The psu is good. Its 80+ bronze and 450w is a lot for this system. Considering the budget, this is a good starting build. Good luck on your build! :) 


Very very very goood build,
Get the seagate barracuda 1tb and its perfect !



Or a western digital caviar blue 1tb as it is 5$ cheaper. ;) 

I updated it. :) 
May 24, 2013 8:23:44 AM

Unless you have a 64-bit version of Windows XP you are looking at a max of 3.5 GB of memory and a lot less program support. However since you are not gaming, upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 is not a must.
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