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I'm building a PC and need to know if this is good one.

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August 20, 2013 10:44:39 AM

I am building a PC.
PURPOSE: Surfing, HD video, mild gaming (Minecraft, Sims 3, Wizard 101, etc.)
COMPONENTS:
CPU: AMD Athlon ii x2 270.
Motherboard:Foxconn A76ML-K 3.0 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX.
RAM:Corsair 8GB (two 4GB sticks.).
Graphics: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6670 2GB RAM.
DVD burner.
Case: Thermaltake V3 black version.
HDD: HGST 500GB 7200 RPM.
PSU:Enermax 350 watt.

I am on a tight budget( I'm cheap.) but able to squeeze some more money in if I have to. I just want to know if this is a good build for it's purpose and if everything is balanced in performance and I will also accept opinion's.Thanks.

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August 20, 2013 10:58:28 AM

A bit hard to recommend a CPU such as that, almost better off with a cheap i3 laptop or store bought desktop. What is your budget and max budget if you pushed it?
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August 20, 2013 11:00:50 AM

PCBuilder432 said:
I am building a PC.
PURPOSE: Surfing, HD video, mild gaming (Minecraft, Sims 3, Wizard 101, etc.)
COMPONENTS:
CPU: AMD Athlon ii x2 270.
Motherboard:Foxconn A76ML-K 3.0 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX.
RAM:Corsair 8GB (two 4GB sticks.).
Graphics: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6670 2GB RAM.
DVD burner.
Case: Thermaltake V3 black version.
HDD: HGST 500GB 7200 RPM.
PSU:Enermax 350 watt.

I am on a tight budget( I'm cheap.) but able to squeeze some more money in if I have to. I just want to know if this is a good build for it's purpose and if everything is balanced in performance and I will also accept opinion's.Thanks.

It is pretty bad considering you can have a better build for the money. I will assume your budget is around $500

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uddP
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August 20, 2013 11:05:13 AM

Eximo said:
A bit hard to recommend a CPU such as that, almost better off with a cheap i3 laptop or store bought desktop. What is your budget and max budget if you pushed it?


the total of this is 430$ but willing to got to 500$ no more then that.
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August 20, 2013 11:06:26 AM

The Q6660 Inside said:
PCBuilder432 said:
I am building a PC.
PURPOSE: Surfing, HD video, mild gaming (Minecraft, Sims 3, Wizard 101, etc.)
COMPONENTS:
CPU: AMD Athlon ii x2 270.
Motherboard:Foxconn A76ML-K 3.0 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX.
RAM:Corsair 8GB (two 4GB sticks.).
Graphics: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6670 2GB RAM.
DVD burner.
Case: Thermaltake V3 black version.
HDD: HGST 500GB 7200 RPM.
PSU:Enermax 350 watt.

I am on a tight budget( I'm cheap.) but able to squeeze some more money in if I have to. I just want to know if this is a good build for it's purpose and if everything is balanced in performance and I will also accept opinion's.Thanks.

It is pretty bad considering you can have a better build for the money. I will assume your budget is around $500

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uddP


yes it is! What do you think i should get?
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August 20, 2013 11:21:46 AM

PCBuilder432 said:
The Q6660 Inside said:
PCBuilder432 said:
I am building a PC.
PURPOSE: Surfing, HD video, mild gaming (Minecraft, Sims 3, Wizard 101, etc.)
COMPONENTS:
CPU: AMD Athlon ii x2 270.
Motherboard:Foxconn A76ML-K 3.0 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX.
RAM:Corsair 8GB (two 4GB sticks.).
Graphics: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6670 2GB RAM.
DVD burner.
Case: Thermaltake V3 black version.
HDD: HGST 500GB 7200 RPM.
PSU:Enermax 350 watt.

I am on a tight budget( I'm cheap.) but able to squeeze some more money in if I have to. I just want to know if this is a good build for it's purpose and if everything is balanced in performance and I will also accept opinion's.Thanks.

It is pretty bad considering you can have a better build for the money. I will assume your budget is around $500

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uddP


yes it is! What do you think i should get?


I would go for it. Remember that your budget does not include an OS.
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August 20, 2013 11:28:48 AM

Hmm, actually a decent machine or two on newegg at the moment. Add a video card and it is off and running with a potent CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another alternative with an OS. An APU build instead of discrete graphics.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1udAo Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1udAo/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1udAo/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($43.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg) Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $475.91 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 14:18 EDT-0400)
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August 20, 2013 11:32:11 AM

Eximo said:
Hmm, actually a decent machine or two on newegg at the moment. Add a video card and it is off and running with a potent CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another alternative with an OS. An APU build instead of discrete graphics.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1udAo Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1udAo/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1udAo/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($43.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg) Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $475.91 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 14:18 EDT-0400)


My alternative APU build (With more high quality components) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1udR5
(Also consider my other build)

The HD4000 in the Gateway rig is underpowered and it has upgrade path issues.
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August 20, 2013 11:37:10 AM

Agreed on the Gateway rig. But you do get an interesting collection of high and low quality parts with some of the OEMs.

I rather like the Athlon X4 750k build.
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