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royalba94
  • 57 months ago

Budget: $700-$900 (in AZ, USA)

Use: Web research, YouTube, movies (Blu-ray would be nice but not needed),word docs and the like

Needs: small and portable form factor, monitor, keyboard + mouse (wireless preferred)

Notes: color coordination/good looks = Bonus :)

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I went for a subtle white and black theme.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $165.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $108.30 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $96.31 @ Amazon
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Antec Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply $25.98 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $34.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VS228T-P 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $96.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Microsoft 2VJ-00001 Wireless Standard Keyboard $16.99 @ Directron
Mouse Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 for Business Wireless Optical Mouse $44.75 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $743.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 12:22 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the list.

I like the case and motherboard picks :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $165.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $108.30 @ B&H
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Amazon
Case Lian-Li PC-TU100B Mini ITX Tower Case $96.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG CU20N Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer G247HYL bmidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $129.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $885.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 12:57 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

that case is very interesting :)

I like the monitor, keyboard and mouse choices. and the modular PSU.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with AMD because of the much better built in graphics.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-7670K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $108.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team Dark 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $173.45 @ OutletPC
Case BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $48.99 @ Amazon
Monitor LG 24MB35DM-B 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $157.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $31.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $754.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 13:38 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, never really used AMD before. Think I might try it this time though :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMD A8 and A6 chips get used a lot in home entertainment builds because they are APUs, meaning they have build on graphic processors. So while an i5 would preform better as pure computing tasks, it's integrated graphics can't keep up with the AMDs APU.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

cool, my choice is clear then :)

How does this build look?PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-7670K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $111.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Amazon
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Fire Red MicroATX Mini Tower Case $83.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $98.20 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer G247HYL bmidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $129.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $854.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 14:47 EDT-0400

(I realized I forgot to add that I need an OS :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it. I think you are paying to much for the power supply. Remember the efficiency rating does not tell you anything about build quality.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

any suggestions for a better value modular PSU?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

List Edited...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The Prodigy is not a very portable case, in fact, it is HUGE and HEAVY by any "portable" standard. Furthermore, you have the mATX version of the prodigy selected with an ITX board, this doesn't make much sense.

Here's how to slip the AMD APU option into the TU100 case, which, FYI, is volumetrically less than 1/3rd the size of the Prodigy.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $125.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Silverstone AR06 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Amazon
Case Lian-Li PC-TU100B Mini ITX Tower Case $96.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG CU20N Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer G247HYL bmidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $129.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $865.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 19:26 EDT-0400

I would advise inverting the fan on the HSF to blow away from the board towards the PSU, joining force with the PSU fan, rather than fighting it.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for reviewing the parts list. I was starting to come to the conclusion of using the case you suggested :) I also was interested in trying to find a case similar to one I saw that could actually mount onto the back of a monitor (with a vesa mount) but there isn't anything of that sort for this build to fit into that I found. So thanks for making the list.

I think the only thing I might change from this list would be the PSU Nevermind, I just compared the weight and dimensions and yours is the obvious choice :)

Thanks again for a well thought out suggestion! Great work :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would wait for the Skylake i3's (SoonTM). They have better onboard graphics than any AMD APU and have a much better upgrade path.

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