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Need some advice on first build.. mini ITX

PNWDrew

63 months ago

I picked up a Corsair 250D mini ITX case off a friend for cheap so I'd like to build my 1st PC with it. Other than the case I have no real love for any of the components I chose, I was getting lost in specs and lists so I forced myself to make a choice. Lower price is of course preferable but if it seriously impacts usage I'll spend more. Mini ITX mobo selection is very limited for AMD chips, but I'm not fixed on AMD at all.

I skipped the GFX card. Hopefully I can get away without as the PC will not be for any serious gaming, I only play World of Tanks and a few other online games. If I start playing something more demanding I can live with lower quality or upgrade. I would however like it to handle streaming vids well, as it may be hooked to a TV. If a GFX card is advisable off the bat I can add one.

For the short term I don't need a optical drive unless it makes install/drivers significantly easier. I have several other PCs to put things on USB sticks for installation.

No OS choice yet, it'll probably be Win 7 and/or Ubuntu.

So any obvious problems with this set-up? Need more or faster RAM to utilize APU well? Should I use a smaller PSU to save a few $?

Thanks, Drew

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.00 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $93.29 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $75.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $79.98 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $483.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-16 12:00 EST-0500

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