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

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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  1. 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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    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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=N82E16883113265

    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)
  7. 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=N82E16883113265

    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.
  8. 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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