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shobaby
  • 72 months ago

Hey,

Recently decided to try my hand at building my own pc. I'm keeping my first build to an under $500 unit. I start grad school in the fall and my major deals a lot with web and media development (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.) I'm looking for something that I can use for school as well as watch HD videos. I'm a strict console gamer at this point, so this build will not be used for gaming.

I went with AMD to stay within my budget, but struggled in deciding on this CPU or the A10-6800K. I'd love any feedback as to whether I'm going in the right direction with this.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KBMjNG Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KBMjNG/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.97 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.97 @ OutletPC) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.78 @ OutletPC) Video Card: PNY GeForce GT 610 1GB Video Card ($39.99 @ Best Buy) Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $458.66

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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  • 72 months ago
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If you're going to be doing photoshop, I'd recommend 8gb of RAM. Also, drop the Black Series WD HDD and go for a Blue. It'll save you $25.

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