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Rate my low-end Build

#1blue_bombPosted 6/5/2012 5:03:33 PM
MoBo:
$70 - ASRock A55M-HVS (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD [FM1]

CPU:
$90 - AMD A8-3850 Quad-Core 2.9 GHz [FM1]

GPU: (integrated with CPU)
N/A - AMD Radeon HD 6550D

Memory:
$42 - 8 GB of RAM; G.SKILL (2 x 4GB) 240-pin DDR3 1333

Hard Drive:
$70 - HGST 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

Case:
$30 - Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans

PSU:
$30 - Thermaltake W0328RU 350 W OR Diablotek PHD380M 380-Watt

Anything I should change? Which PSU is better? The grand total is $398.37 with shipping. I would like to stay at around the level of $400.
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#260secondAssasinPosted 6/5/2012 5:08:41 PM
4GB ram for $20
Pentium G620 cpu
H61 mobo
HDD is fine
corsair cx430, antec vp450
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#3AcdcfantonyPosted 6/5/2012 5:09:52 PM
Low-end build with 8GB of RAM?
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#4AwesomdorPosted 6/5/2012 5:12:06 PM
Most people would recommend getting a cheaper intel mobo and an i3 for better performance. I've never used AMD so I wouldn't know.
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#5blue_bomb(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 5:18:53 PM
Acdcfantony posted...
Low-end build with 8GB of RAM?


Isn't $400 relatively cheap? Also RAM is cheap man >_>

I'm actually basing this off of an HP Pavillion computer. This would be my first computer built. I was going to build something with a dual core Sandy Bridge, but four cores man! (You can tell I'm new at this.)

I've never done any PC gaming due to lack of resources (besides Minecraft). I think I'd be able to do some light gaming on this build (mostly old games I guess). It's supposed to be used as a family computer (basic functions) for 4-6 years...

60secondAssasin posted...
4GB ram for $20
Pentium G620 cpu
H61 mobo
HDD is fine
corsair cx430, antec vp450


The G620 is actually what I was looking at before. But what's better, Pentium G620 or an i3? I know the integrated graphics card on the original one is good enough for playing older PC games, but yeah...
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#6Bazooka_PenguinPosted 6/5/2012 5:22:45 PM
Wait for the Trinity APU desktop parts to come in august. Then you can get a cheap 7670 or whatever and AS Crossfire.
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#7link510Posted 6/5/2012 5:23:46 PM
Well, the i3 is better than the g620, and both would be better than the AMD cpu, but the integrated graphics aren't as good. You'd need to spend like $60-$70 on at least a 6570/6670 .
#860secondAssasinPosted 6/5/2012 5:29:19 PM
well i just made a $400 build with the same hard drive, pentium G620, 4GB ram, cx430 psu (cheap yet good one), source 210 (solid budget case) and a 7750 for $400. you ordering this online?
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#9VolebamusPosted 6/5/2012 5:34:46 PM
TC, I'm confused why the parts you mentioned in your first post cost almost $400, since adding them up individually didn't get close to that number.
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#1060secondAssasinPosted 6/5/2012 5:38:37 PM
^right. must be tax.
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