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1100-1300 Seeking advice on setup.

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April 7, 2014 1:11:35 PM

So I'm building a computer for my sister in range of about 1,200 to 1,300 Dollars Overall she'll be using for Gaming,Video Editing,Drawing & what not.Try building something with longevity so she wouldn't have worry about upgrading anytime soon.

Here is what I came up with so far.
CPU:AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
motherboard:ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ ATX FM2+
Memory:Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage:Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Videocard:Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 4GB Video Card
Case:NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply:Thermaltake SMART 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Drive: Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: LG EB2442T-BN 24.0" Monitor
Operating System:Windows 8
Network Adapter:Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

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a c 718 4 Gaming
April 7, 2014 1:21:49 PM

OP, look at STACKS build. Yours is NOT ideal at all because the CPU is VERY weak for the tasks you are looking at doing. It will bottleneck the system heavily.
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a c 412 4 Gaming
April 7, 2014 1:22:40 PM

You can get a way better CPU than an A10, and you don't need the GPU on an A10. Plus Thermaltake PSUs are not known for quality, you can get a way better system. You don't want an APU for any sort of high end computing tasks like video editing, you'll wind up replacing it almost immediately. There's also no need for Blu-Ray unless you're using it as a backup drive - all media is moving toward cloud computing and online storage, I consider them pretty much a giant waste of money any more.I'd ditch that whole thing and go for something like this:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($180.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.52 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1059.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 16:20 EDT-0400)

Then you can add whatever monitor, keyboard and mouse you want.
April 7, 2014 1:40:45 PM

Thanks for advice guys.Glad I came here before spending any money.