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Family PC Build 2013
by namrehz
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Description

Minimal, non-gaming AMD build for the folks to use.

Total Price (including tax & shipping): $315.70 - $50.00 MIR = $265.70

Part List
Details
AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.6GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
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MadBadger 2 points 15 months ago

Attractive build. Cheap and reliable. Looks good to me.

 
 
Liam81 1 point 15 months ago

From what I understand, these APU's love fast memory so I would suggest some 1866 memory and you could have even saved a couple bucks keeping it at the 4GB size. I too like it and think you did a very nice job.

 
 
nevermind13jet 1 point 15 months ago

The graphics need use fast memory. I don't think it would be a problem when the machine is for everyday use only.

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Nice budget, I have a hard time not spending money... :)

 
 
Sabotage 1 point 15 months ago

Nice work!

 
 
Every1LoveEvery1 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Is that a buck I see?

 
 
gt40spec [3 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

What about the operating system? Also, you can get a kit of 8 GB's for around $50, I just picked up an 8 GB (4GB x 2) 1600MHz ram for $44.99.

Is there something special about the Corsair XMS3?

 
 
2cool4me4 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

I saw the picture of the case's side and knew immediately that it was the Source 210. Good work!

 
 
babbaj [1 Build] 0 points 15 months ago

Go with dual channel RAM!!!!!!!!

 
 
Doc_Gore [2 Builds] -1 points 15 months ago

My question is, did they need 1 TB? Looks really good. Very good price point too.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

at that price who cares? you would pay the same for 500 GB.

 
 
Doc_Gore [2 Builds] 0 points 15 months ago

That wasn't my point. My point was a cheap SSD for like 90$ would have been a good idea. Get a fast boot time.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Who cares about fast boot times? That was his budget. 15-20 secs difference when booting doesn't make a difference for most people. To be honest besides reliability SSD's aren't worth it imo. Not at current price's 0.90$ per GB is still quite a lot.

 
 
Doc_Gore [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

I care about fast boot times. My computer has the same type of hard drive and it takes about 5 to 10 minutes to boot. Just trying to helpful.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

I have a 4 years old WD cavier blue and it boots in 20 secs top with windows 8 something is really wrong with your pc if it takes 5 to 10 mins to boot up.

 
 
Doc_Gore [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

I have a lot of programs that start on startup. Also, I think Windows 8 has a faster startup than Windows 7 which is what I'm using. But don't quote me on that.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

My boot time on win7 was just as fast.

I recommend you get ccleaner and you disable all the crap that you have on startup that is making your PC that slow.

 
 
Doc_Gore [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

I clean my PC regularly already. And I need that stuff on startup anyway. I've gotten used to it by now, but I'm going to get an SSD when I get enough money. Btw, this really isn't the place to talk about my problems. This is someone else's build :P

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

5 to 10 mins is not normal. My 10 years old HP PC boots in under 2 mins