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#1 dc3

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:22 PM

The computer I'm using I built six years ago now, it's time to upgrade it.

 

I will be using the Nvidia GeForce 8400GS card which is almost a year old, my Blu-ray combo which is the same age, and the case.

 

About the highest resource use would be when I copy and burn movies, so what I'm proposing should be sufficient for my needs.  It has been a while since I've looked at motherboards, so I don't have any current information on the Gigabyte motherboard I've listed below.  The rest of the parts will be sufficient for my needs.  I know there will be someone who will look at the 450W PSU and suggest that I will need more wattage, 450W should be sufficient.  The choice for this particular PSU is largely based on its' price.  

 

I have a $300.00 budget to work with, the total of the parts listed below is $314.94 before taxes and shipping.  My wife and I are both disabled and live on a very tight budget, this will stretch it to the limit of affordability, so please bear this in mind with any suggestions that are made.

 

I look forward to any and all suggestions.

 

Dan

 

4GB RAM 4GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 upgrades for Giga-Byte GA-F2A88X-UP4 Motherboard, CT4911554 from Crucial.com$40.99 X 2= $81.98

 

AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX

bundled with:

  • 1x GIGABYTE GA-G1.Sniper A88X FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X ...

In stock.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! $146.98

 

Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - Newegg.com $35.99

 

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com$49.99

 

 


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:48 PM

how about these three bundle

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A6-5400K-3-6Ghz-Processor-AD540KOKHJBOX/dp/B0095VPBFY

then stay with psu and ram



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

If you use the link provided to look at the motherboard and CPU combo you would see that AMD Trinity is the same price as the amazon. :whistle:


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

Looks pretty good especially the combo deal since it includes a awesome motherboard and the power supply is decent for its price, plus it works well based on my experience with it.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:43 PM

The also bought together is a 1 TB WD Hdd all for 164.89.

so it would give more storage for 30.00 less. then add your mem and psu

 

164.89

35.99

81.98

=282.86

 

burning cd's and music more space is good. Little down grade on the board but still usb 3.0 and sata 3.0. Fast transfer, same ports on this board as the other

in your link I believe.

 

Good Luck.


Edited by Roodo, 02 December 2013 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

Hi Killer,

 

You've come a long way since you started posting here. :thumbup2:

 

I've not needed to keep up with what motherboard manufacturer's are producing now since it mostly isn't relevant to the forums I contribute in normally, so it was good of you to provide the "stamp of approval" in this case.

 

Thanks, Dan


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:58 PM

The also bought together is a 1 TB WD Hdd all for 164.89.

so it would give more storage for 30.00 less. then add your mem and psu

 

164.89

35.99

81.98

=282.86

 

burning cd's and music more space is good. Little down grade on the board but still usb 3.0 and sata 3.0. Fast transfer, same ports on this board as the other

in your link I believe.

 

Good Luck.

 

Hi Roodo,

 

500GB of hdd space is more than adequate for my purposes.  Besides, what I have chosen will stay within about $15.00 of my budget.

 

Thanks for the suggestions though.

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:43 PM

Hi Killer,
 
You've come a long way since you started posting here. :thumbup2:
 
I've not needed to keep up with what motherboard manufacturer's are producing now since it mostly isn't relevant to the forums I contribute in normally, so it was good of you to provide the "stamp of approval" in this case.
 
Thanks, Dan

Gigabyte's Sniper range is their high performance motherboards hence paired with a flagship chipset(A88X) and all of the bells and whistles. Not just that, you can also overclock the APU to gain more performance if needed since it has some nice VRMs and Mosfet heatsink.


Edited by killerx525, 02 December 2013 - 11:58 PM.

>Michael 
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

Update:  I purchased the parts from Newegg and Crucial with the addition of a case.  I will disable the LED on the front fan after seeing it run one time.

 

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0 - Newegg.com

 

The old build can now relax after six years of service.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:53 AM

Update:  I purchased the parts from Newegg and Crucial with the addition of a case.  I will disable the LED on the front fan after seeing it run one time.

 

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0 - Newegg.com

 

The old build can now relax after six years of service.

Seems like a pretty decent case for its price, whats wrong with the LED fan? Ive personally got a few LED fans in my case with multiple strips of LED. 


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:12 AM

The LED fan is detracting from the aesthetics.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:15 PM

Seems like a pretty decent case for its price, whats wrong with the LED fan?

 

 

I'm with dc3.  When I was younger I put LED fans and cathod tubes in my builds.  As I got older I found they didn't add anything to the build and since I was the only one that saw my machine it was pretty much just wasted.  I currently have a machine that I'm using for my entertainment machine and the blue LEDs can be distracting when you're trying to watch a movie.

 

I've used the last of my LED fan stash and future fans won't have LEDs.  They were fun to play with, but I've out grown them.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:25 PM

Just a quick thought, I have disconnected all the front lights on my Desktop computer except for the Hard drive activity light. The Bright Blue light was a distraction since the Computer site next to the HDTV I use as it's monitor as well as for TV and media player and BD watching.

 

Quite often I'll have the computer sitting there doing things while I watch TV. Since I watch in a dark room the case lights are a distraction.

 

DLink why did you put such bright Blue lights on that Router? I had to block then off they were so bright.

 

That is my reason.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:04 PM

Update:  The build is complete.  Fired up without any problems, Windows 7 is installed and updating.  

 

Now... I just have keep the wife from putting it under the X-mas tree. :santa:


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