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Old July 27, 2011, 12:46 PM
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So this is what I've come up with....

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 (65W) Dual-Core Socket AM3, 3.2GHz, 2MB L3 Cache, 45nm (ADX260OCGMBOX) | Canada Computers

RAM: Mushkin Silverline 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz CL9 DIMMs (996768) | Canada Computers

MoBo: Asus M4A78LT-M LE Socket AM3 AMD 760G Chipset + ATI SB710 ATI Radeon HD3000 Graphics DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 8-Ch HD Audio GigaLAN 10x USB2.0 6x SATA 3Gb/s Micro ATX | Canada Computers

HDD: Seagate Barracuda (ST3500413AS) 7200.12 SATA3 6.0Gb/s 500GB 16MB Cache (OEM) | Canada Computers

PSU: Cooler Master Elite Power 460W Power Supply (RS460-PSARJ3-US) | Canada Computers

Wireless Adapater: ASUS PCE-N13, Wireless N PCI-Express Adapter | Canada Computers

This build is just for daily use, no more than watching a few videos. I think it will do right? Let me know if I can make any improvements. I really was just going for the cheapest build I could. I would like for the build to last a while too. And Canada Computers and TigerDirect as the only places I could purchase these items.

Thanks in advance:D

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Old July 27, 2011, 12:59 PM
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try to squeeze a 380 watt earthwatts or seasonic oem i nthere in the same wattage range.

hd3000 will be ok for blurays and what not..

try to go for a wd blue if you can.
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Old July 27, 2011, 01:43 PM
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try to squeeze a 380 watt earthwatts or seasonic oem i nthere in the same wattage range.

hd3000 will be ok for blurays and what not..

try to go for a wd blue if you can.
+1 to dan said.

The link for the wireless adapter is the same link you posted for the psu though.
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Old July 27, 2011, 02:02 PM
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or an A6 APU build if you can fit it in within budget.
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Old July 27, 2011, 02:16 PM
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The route supafly suggested would be even better...DirectX 11 integrated graphics is way better than the HD3000 igpu on the mobo you selected.
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Old July 27, 2011, 02:30 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy AMD A6-3650 APU W/ AMD Radeon 65XX HD GFX Quad Core Processor Socket FM1 2.6GHZ 4MB 100W Retail Box - AMD - AD3650WNGXBOX - in Canada
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=62377&...cture=Gigabyte
a bit more, but worth every penny.
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Old July 27, 2011, 03:39 PM
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I'd also try for a fusion build, not only better graphics, but a nice quad core will help round things out and be better for the future.

what's wrong with the .12 barracudas?
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Old July 27, 2011, 04:50 PM
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for daily use and a few movies a dual core is more than enough. 760G chipset will do fine in blurays, this setup can even be run wit a no name psu at 20$
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Disagree. Quad cores are barely pennies more, and with ever increasing hardware requirement it never hurts to future proof. AND NEVER BUY A CHEAP NO NAME PSU FOR $20. Ever.
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what's wrong with the .12 barracudas?
Word on the street is they have a high failure rate.

P.S Fusion ftw a6 all the way
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