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MrFeenee

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Hello Friends,

I'm trying to put together a desktop for my parents and I was hoping to get a little help. I've built my own desktop before(with a lot of help from this forum), but I'm still pretty uneducated when it comes to parts compatibility. I don't need a pc with ridiculously high performance, just something that runs quick with HD graphics abilities. I'd like to keep the build under $400. Maybe Ill even be able to take advantage of some Black Friday deals.

Any product recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Hi MrFeenee.

This is the best I could do giving you a decent build with good integrated graphics. Please NOTE, I have NOT included a HDD. You will have to take anything you can find at a reasonable price or you may have one you can use. Everthing has been checked and is compatible.


Not included, taxes and shipping. There is a little mail in rebate.


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer CaseModel #:Three HundredItem #:N82E16811129042Return Policy:Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return PolicyIn StockMail in Rebate
$69.95-$20.00 Instant$49.95UpdatePosted ImageASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOSModel #:A75M-HVSItem #:N82E16813157261Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock$74.99-$5.00 Instant$69.99UpdatePosted ImageAntec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ...Model #:HCG-620Item #:N82E16817371048Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn StockMail in Rebate
$89.99-$25.00 Instant$64.99UpdatePosted ImageAMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6410D AD3400OJGXBOXModel #:AD3400OJGXBOXItem #:N82E16819103955Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return PolicyIn Stock$79.99 $79.99UpdatePosted ImageG.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRLModel #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRLItem #:N82E16820231314Return Policy:Iron Egg Standard Return PolicyIn Stock$39.99-$10.00 Instant$29.99UpdatePosted ImageLG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEMModel #:GH22NS70 OEMItem #:N82E16827136238Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock$20.99 $20.99UpdatePosted ImageMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEMModel #:GFC-02050Item #:N82E16832116986Return Policy:Software Standard Return PolicyIn Stock$99.99 $99.99Subtotal:$415.89
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Edited by iammykyl, 25 November 2011 - 04:34 AM.

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Awesome! This build looks great! Thanks.

Anything with compatibility I need to keep in mind with the HHD?
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Anything with compatibility I need to keep in mind with the HHD?


Just make sure it is a SATA drive. It has now got to the stage were it is more viable to install an SSD and add a large storage drive later next year.

Info. http://www.crn.com/n...ecappj01?pgno=1
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Are there any SSD options for around/less than $150?
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Are there any SSD options for around/less than $150?


Here are 2 at $169 and 2 at $199. in both cases I think the Corsair is the better.

http://www.newegg.co...6^20-227-726-TS
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Seems like great products but its a little out of my price range. I was thinking of just sticking with a HDD.

Would this work for me?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136074
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Yes that would work fine..

I would create a small partition at the end of the drive for important backups and, when you have the system up and running and completed any updates, create an image of drive C.

This is a good, how to build, with other helpful reading as well.
http://www.diy-gamin...ild-a-Computer/
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I didn't see a graphics card in the parts listed. Am I missing something?

Is it combined with the motherboard?

Edited by MrFeenee, 19 December 2011 - 05:27 PM.

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I didn't see a graphics card in the parts listed. Am I missing something?

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Is it combined with the motherboard?



You missed it because the formatting in Post #2 came out very odd.
It is actually combined with CPU, and been given a fancy naming, APU. it is in the line, AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6410D AD3400OJGXBOX
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