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I'm building a computer for around $400 and I need feedback

#1Rigby_RaccoonPosted 10/21/2013 1:21:55 PM
$77 - AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
$80 - Biostar Hi-Fi A85W ATX FM2 Motherboard
$40 - Mushkin Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
$65 - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$85 - Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card
$45 - Cooler Master Force 500 ATX Mid Tower Case
$30 - EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

I'm also grabbing a cheap optical drive so that I can install the OS, that'll cost like $10-15. Then I need to get a grounding bracelet or w/e it's called, no idea how much those cost, but I've heard they're cheap. I also saved $30 by buying the case and motherboard as a combo from Newegg; it would've been well over $400 otherwise.

Am I forgetting anything? Is this good for the price range? I've never built a computer before, so I don't want to get the CPU, RAM, HDD, power supply, etc. until I'm sure it's all right.
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#2r0ge00Posted 10/21/2013 1:29:47 PM(edited)
IIRC a FM2 board is going to limit you right away to APUs. You might want to return it while you can if you're not interested in using one of those.

Also, you don't need any kind of anti-static wrist strap. Just don't go rubbing your socks across the carpet like you're going to shock someone and you'll be fine.
#3Rigby_Raccoon(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2013 2:00:27 PM
r0ge00 posted...
IIRC a FM2 board is going to limit you right away to APUs.


I know and that doesn't matter to me at all.

So I'll assume it's fine besides that.
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#4JockoPosted 10/21/2013 2:38:00 PM
Looks like a solid cheap build. Here's a 7777 GHz for 10 bucks cheaper after rebate ($75):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131488&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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