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CrazyCroak05

55 months ago

Hello. Im going to be building a PC for my family soon and I need some opinions/advice on my list. $400 budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $49.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Kingston Fury Red Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card $12.98 @ Newegg
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $104.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $379.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 13:58 EST-0500

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd go AMD, but I think I might have already said that once somewhere. :P

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $139.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard *Asus A78M-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $34.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.20 @ Amazon
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $399.41
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 17:09 EST-0500

Oops, I see that first one only works with the smaller HDD.

Here's one with the 1TB:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7700K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $126.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *Asus A78M-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $34.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $403.19
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 17:13 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the uses gonna be? Basic browsing? Like a home theater build?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Basic browsing. Maybe Minecraft, But that game isn't really known to destroy GPU's :P

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, lol. Well, this build is solid for what you want to do. Hope your family enjoys it!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks!! Thats what I was hoping to hear :P

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking forward to doing a build. I think im going to post pictures on the Completed Build page

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Do it! Can't wait to see 'em!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That GPU is extremely outdated. AMD APUs are they way to go with your budget.jadgee's builds will definitely work for you.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeahhh I only have the GPU to take some strain off the G3258

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