New Budget Computer (first build)

Discussion in 'New Build / Upgrade Advice' started by Frederik Vind, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Frederik Vind

    Frederik Vind Geek Trainee

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    Hi guys,
    my mother has been using a slow and old computer for years now. I always wanted to build a computer, so I thought I would build her one as a present. I kindly ask for your advice on my hardware, since its my first time building a computer :)
    budget = $400

    Case:
    Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Cas
    2 internal 3.5 drivebays. 2 x 2.0 usb front and audio I/O.
    13.86" x 6.89" x 13.78"

    Motherboard:
    MSI A55M-P33 FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    cpu support = FM1 socket, A4 / A6 / A8 / E2 APU
    Memory = 2×240pin, DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866, 16GB
    pci = 1 x (PCI Express 2.0 x16 + PCI Express x1 + PCI Slot
    storage = SATA 3.0 Gb/s, SATA RAID
    audio =Realtek ALC887, 8 channels
    no video chipset (GPU)
    8.9" x 8.5"

    CPU + GPU
    CPU = AMD A8-3850Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) 4MB L2 Cache
    GPU = DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX

    RAM
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    HDD
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK
    500GB
    7200 RPM
    16MB Cache
    SATA 3.0Gb/s
    3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit

    PSU
    Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    main connector = 20+4Pin
    3.4" x 5.9" x 5.5"
    *I have a question here: my motherboard has 24 connector and 4 for the cpu, does this work with this psu?

    DVD/CD DRIVE
    SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM


    PS:
    My little brother is 6 years old and might wanna play some "small" games, will he be able to do so?

    I wish you all a nice day :)
    Frederik
     
  2. NickyAB

    NickyAB Geek Trainee

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    well in my opinion this setup is overkill. i would recommend getting maybe a cpu: AMD quad-core A6-series A6-3650
    Mobo is just fine.
    You dont need a gpu as this is included with the cpu and mobo.
    PSU: Antec VP-450 450W
    Case: Just keep in mind that you can only fit 2HDD's, 2 CD/DVD drives and 1 slot to put in a card reader.
    and maybe take the HDD down to 5200 RPM

    this setup should be cheaper and all the other items that i didnt name and you named are good for your uses.

    if you need any help with building you setup just tell me or another forum user.
     
  3. Ghostman 1

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    I don't Think you can build this computer for $400.00 bucks..Your more likely looking at $600.00 to $700.00 bucks... What about your OS ?
     
  4. NickyAB

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    Well Ghostman has a point that i didn't mention. his price range is more or less correct.
     

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