Build My First Pc (help)
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:01 PM
I have a project to do and I chose to build a computer that will actually work. I have a small budget which is a maximum of 600$. Can anyone please look at the list and tell me if it would work... Please give suggestions
Motherboard + Integrated Graphics card
Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:12 PM
Anyway, that'll work, but might not be the best option. I suggest getting an LGA1155 board and Sandy Bridge processor (like the i3 2120 or i5 2400) instead or the AMD APUs (FM1). The ram is fine, though 4GB RAM is still plenty and you'll save $20 by doing that. I don't recommend a refurb hard drive - I had a refurb Maxtor (before they were bought out by Seagate) and it started giving bad sectors after 2 years. That optical drive is fine, though there are others for a buck or two less. The case and psu are ok, though I wouldn't trust the quality of an apeiva one. The OS is good. Also, the case comes with fans (2 120mm ones), so you don't need another.
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM - $17, good enough
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $80, good basic drive
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ... - $55, not as cheap as the others, but a quality unit
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $110, duh!
Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - $30, it's basic but it'll do as long as you don't have a discrete video card or anything. If you want something better, look into an Antec, like the 300. This is the best case I've seen in it's price range. (in my opinion)
MSI 760GM-E51 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $65, basic board, good enough
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS - $23, this all you need really
AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX - $135 - near i3 CPU performance and pretty good graphics (by integrated standards)
Total price: $515 (canadian dollars)
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 02 April 2012 - 09:24 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:13 AM
Antec case with 380WPSU. More than enough for light machines to mid-gaming.
MSI Motherboard with USB 3.0 and Sata 3.
Intel i3 2120. 3.3Ghz Dual core. Powerful little chip. Easily destroying most of the AMD A series and FX series lineup.
Gskil 4GB 1333Mhz kit. Not going to OC with these, though that motherboard isn't going to do any OCing either way.
WD Caviar Blue 500GB.
Samsung DVD burner
Since there were a few bucks left over, I thought I would put up a couple choices.
If you intend to game at all, grab up the AMD 6570 with the left over budget:
Then swap out the CPU with the Intel i5 2310.
Who can say no to 4 cores at 2.9ghz each!?
With the AMD graphics, you are looking at $599.92 less rebates.
With the I5 and no AMD graphics, $589.93
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Media Center: Intel Core i5 760 @ 3.1Ghz, 4GB DDR3, Corsair GS600PSU, EVGA Geforce 550ti, EVGA P55 SLI, 3x 1TB raid 5, 1x 1TB boot drive, Windows 8 Pro, Win TV 950(USB), Pioneer BR.
Server: AMD Phenom X4 945 @ 3.0Ghz, MSI 790FX-GD70, 16gb ddr3 RAM @ 1333mhz, 2TB Seagate HDD, 64GB Patriot SSD, Asus Silent Gefore 210
The Green machine: AMD Sempron 145EE Unlocked and OC'd to 4.1Ghz, Gigabyte GD970A-DS3, 8GB ram @ 1600mhz, Nvidia 550Ti, Thermaltake BlueOrb, Antec EW385
Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Paranoid Android 4.2 Rom http://www.speedtest...d/315465831.png
Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:45 AM
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