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I'm only planning on using this a general media pc so not really any gaming just very light video/photo editing and general surfing the web watching movies and multi tasking etc. Any thing I should ch… Read More
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3y, 1w agoPosted 3 years, 1 week ago
I'm only planning on using this a general media pc so not really any gaming just very light video/photo editing and general surfing the web watching movies and multi tasking etc. Any thing I should change or get cheaper else where? Im trying to get this build to around £300ish any advise would be great thanks.

Asus AM1I-A Motherboard £24
AMD APU Athlon 5350 Quad Core Processor £40
HyperX Black Series 8GB £55.00
SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 64GB £32.00
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB £38.00
Silverstone ML07B Milo Black Mini ITX Case £55
Samsung Slim Internal Blu Ray DVD Writer £41
500W Small SFX Power Supply £28

£313 total
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3y, 1w agoPosted 3 years, 1 week ago
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#1
Looks good for the basic requirements you have. Only thing I would say is that the GeForce 210 would seem a poor choice as for less than £2 more you could swap for a HD6450 that is actually slightly faster but more energy efficient while doing it. I looked at the G210 and changed my mind when I saw the advantages as there seems to be no disadvantages to the 6450 by comparison and when I purchased the 2 GPUs were the same price so it was a no brainer and would save me money in the long run.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-6450-vs-GeForce-210

http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-vtx3d-amd-radeon-6450-hd-1gb-pci-express-hdmi-silent-lp-8Z7F.html?q=6450&src=16
I'm sure it can be had cheaper too.
#2
Astec123
Looks good for the basic requirements you have. Only thing I would say is that the GeForce 210 would seem a poor choice as for less than £2 more you could swap for a HD6450 that is actually slightly faster but more energy efficient while doing it. I looked at the G210 and changed my mind when I saw the advantages as there seems to be no disadvantages to the 6450 by comparison and when I purchased the 2 GPUs were the same price so it was a no brainer and would save me money in the long run.


http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-6450-vs-GeForce-210

http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-vtx3d-amd-radeon-6450-hd-1gb-pci-express-hdmi-silent-lp-8Z7F.html?q=6450&src=16
I'm sure it can be had cheaper too.

Thanks looks good the performance is pretty decent.
#3
If you ever want to overclock then you will be struggling with that board. I know you say you only want light use but overclocking these days is a doddle and that processor is made for it, hence the 'black edition'.

This board is £9 more but will give you a much faster system with a little overclock, well worth the little bit extra in my opinion.
http://www.ebuyer.com/461641-msi-970a-g43-socket-am3-lan-8-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-970a-g43

EDIT: Ah just noticed, my choice is an ATX board and will probably not fit in the case you chose. :(
#4
Even the 6450 is rather out of date these days Unless you specifically want an FX (and from the sound of it, processing power isn't a priority) then an A10-7700K/7850K combines the newer version of the CPU modules in the FX (although only two of them instead of three) and a more powerful and more up to date graphics chip.

You probably will want to spend a few quid extra on bumping up the memory speed as it makes a difference for on chip graphics but you're only talking £5 more for DDR3-2133. And they use a different motherboard socket as well, but prices are comparable.

Apart from that it looks fine.
#5
No HDMI on the motherboard if that is important to you.
#6
guilbert53
No HDMI on the motherboard if that is important to you.

Not important as the GPU has one.

As above, this looks good:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Radeon-Silent-Graphics-Profile-Warranty/dp/B004XANP0U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1403227726&sr=8-4&keywords=6450
#7
update would this pc be a good build?

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