61 months ago
I currently own a Toshiba satellite c855d (1.3 GHz dual core and e300 apu, 4 GB of ram, pos). I need an upgrade. I'm on the cheap side, and I want to get the max for my dollar. I will be doing some light gaming, but not anything crazy, no 6k surround monitors :(. Just some 720 (mabey 1080) games on low/medium settings. I would also need to be able to do video editing.
Anyway, I've decided an APU would be better than a dedicated graphics, and I put this build together.
CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($53.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.50 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($33.99 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: CoolMax 400W ATX Power Supply ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $350.42 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-04 15:28 EST-0500
This is about my max budget.
I plan to add upgrades latter on, such as an SSD, a liquid cooler, and maybe a GPU. Is this a good build?
Im using only one ram slot, because in the futer, I will add another 8gb stick.
I don't need a keyboard, mouse, monitor, or OS.