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Budget System Spec Advice - Based around AMD FX6300

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August 2, 2013 6:56:20 AM

Hello

I'm looking to build a home office PC for around £300-£350. It will be used for Internet/Office Programs/Watching Movies.

I've chosen the AMD FX 6300 as it seems to be the best CPU in this price range.

AMD FX 6300
Asus M5A97 R2.0
Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Asus Radeon HD 6670
Coolermaster CM Force 500
Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze PSU
Kingston 60GB Solid State Drive V300

The total so far is £380 which is a tiny bit over budget so if there's somewhere I could knock off £45 that would be great but I'd rather not sacrifice anything crucial. I am thinking about going down to 4GB RAM.

Thank you
a b À AMD
August 2, 2013 9:09:05 AM

For your budget(around £300-£350) and needs (Internet/Office Programs/Watching Movies). This is the best build you can build you can build. This would do whatever you need to do without any problem. If you want to game in the future or someone in your family might want to, then you can very easily just drop in a graphics card and you are good to go. So this is a very good build for your needs.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.79 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£59.49 @ Dabs)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.92 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£28.43 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£37.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £353.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 17:08 BST+0100)

I hope this helps. Take a look at this build and tell me what you think of it. I would be happy to help.
August 2, 2013 9:22:49 AM

As the person above me said, if youre not going to use it for gaming then remove the graphics card and buy an APU like the AMD A10-6800k. Just dont forget to switch out the motherboard with a FM2 socket.
If youre planning on adding to add a graphics card, buy a PSU with a bit higher wattage
a b À AMD
August 2, 2013 9:35:54 AM

Tev0 said:
As the person above me said, if youre not going to use it for gaming then remove the graphics card and buy an APU like the AMD A10-6800k. Just dont forget to switch out the motherboard with a FM2 socket.
If youre planning on adding to add a graphics card, buy a PSU with a bit higher wattage


I do not recommend the APU to anyone because for just 25-30 dollars more you can get the similar CPU + a much powerful GPU, so there is no point in going for the APU in any build at all.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $179.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 12:34 EDT-0400)

You know what I mean..
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