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Mid to Low Level Home Office/Media Pc


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I am attempting to build a mid to low level home office/media pc. Primary uses would be streaming movies to my HDTV, word processing and other productivity, web surfing, light gaming, and torrents. I will also rip movies and other video and store it on my hard drive. I want to stay below the $500 price tag. Could you look at my build and tell me what you think??


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Hi jamacker :D
No details are available via your attached link, it requires logging into Newegg.
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Hi jamacker :D
No details are available via your attached link, it requires logging into Newegg.



SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
$17.99

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$48.98
Recertified: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$28.99

Open Box: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
$84.99
CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139018
$59.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
$49.99

AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ560WFGMBOX
$99.99

LITE-ON Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model iHES208-08 LightScribe Support
$49.99

Corsair Nova CSSD-V32GB2-BRKT 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$69.99
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Overall for the budget it is ok but I am not sure you will get what you require from the 128MB onboard video chip.
With that in mind I would look again at the choice of PSU, if the onboard GFX chip is not able to provide the performance you require you may look at fitting an add on video card, you may then have to upgrade the 500W PSU to support any potential GFX card purchase, below are a couple of suggestions for you to consider and look at the cost to output/performance ratio; http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004 or http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139019 doing this now may save you time, trouble and money later.
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So I got rid of that cheap case and power supply combo. And picked up CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply.
Can you suggest a really cheap case that I can put all this in? I hadnt heard of SSD until yesterday and I have read how they make a big difference in boot time and OS performance, thats why I really dont wont to elimante the SSD drive.
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Here you go, you make a saving on both of these at the moment (Freeshipping)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119161
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147023
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