I have put together a computer on PcPartMaker.com
It runs on an AMD A10 APU 5800k, has 8 GB of 1600 MHz Ram, and Has a 120 GB SSD.
Take a look! :D
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1238v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1238v/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($143.40 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LE Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($0.00 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.75 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I hope to play Crysis 2, BF3, and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
I couldn't give less of a crap about details, so the game doesn't have to look good at all :)
My budget is $400, because I cannot go above that for a computer.
I also use this for work/classes, so it should be fast enough for that sort of thing too.
Last but not least, I'm an avid musician, so it should be fast enough for music software (composing)
So any thoughts?
See any bottlenecks/things you think i can improve in the same price-range?
I live in the US, so $400 is a lot for me :)
Cooling doesn't matter, as I'm not overclocking so the stock coolers should work fine (I hope). I may add fans into the case though, so that is a factor.
For space, I have 2 160 GB 7200 RPM HDDs, so that will be my bulk storage drive. I think 320 HDD + 120 SSD is good for a budget build.
I have a cheap keyboard and mouse already, and my monitor is an 18" 1280x1024 Native Resolution monitor. 720p is too small for the screen, so i need one that will fit the screen wholly.
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The SSD needs to stay, so that cannot change. If you find a cheaper one let me know ;) It should be 120 GB though, as I need a lot of space for everything.