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PizzaPenguin
  • 70 months ago

This is a $300 budget build I came up with. I mainly just want a computer to play some games like MC or Terraria, but nothing graphics intensive. I don't want to go over $300 if possible. Is there anything I could improve with my build? Will it be good for running games like MC on decent settings, and internet browsing/schoolwork?

EDIT - New build! http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PizzaPenguin/saved/pt6p99

Again, I don't want to spend a lot of money, because I'm not going to be using the computer anything too intensive. I just want to know how it will perform, and if there are any improvements I should make. Thanks!

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Another possibility: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NVXsVn

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with this one, but switch out the RAM for this. Higher RAM frequency is beneficial with APUs.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $34.69 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.95 @ Mwave
Case Diablotek DIAMOND ATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply $29.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $314.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-06 09:13 EDT-0400
I added 2133 RAM and a PSU. A little over budget but not by much. You'll benefit from two sticks of RAM more than 1.
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually happen to have a 4gb stick already, so that's why I only had 1 on my build. Also, why would I need a PSU when the case has a built in Power Supply?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a shady power supply built with cheap capacitors. It could be dangerous to other components. The PSU provided is a decent one with an efficiency rating.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotta agree with this guy, the power supply is really critical to keeping your pc alive for years to come. Shoddy production resutls in dead pc's

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Something which is worth mentioning with the ram is that it's better to buy in pairs rather then add another one. Two paired together have been tested so will work together but you can't be sure if you just add another stick, even if it is the same exact one.

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