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Needing a business PC built.

Hardware NOT needed: Case, ODD, RAM, OS,

Hardware Needed:Hot-swap bay(5.25in to 3.5in) Motherboard AM3+
AM3 CPU(dual or quad core)
PSU
HDD(500gb)
cheap Video card(DVI or HDMI)
(possible Cheap case with 350w + psu under 50$)


Uses:Data transfer for customers Via hot-swap bay
Light Media Playback(1080P)

Budget(225 USD)
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For these purposes, a Socket FM2 APU would be more power efficient and would come closer to meeting the budget. A quality A55 motherboard can be had for $50 shipped at NCIX (MSI FM2-A55M board), and dual core APUs at under $50. This leaves plenty of room for that 500GB HDD ($50-60?) and then a decent case with a hot swap bay. It also lowers PSU requirement threshold due to much better power efficiency.

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PSU: Antec Neo Eco 400C = $30 on Newegg
Motherboard AM3: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 $53 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128564
Motherboard option 2: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS $60 https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-M5A78XP
Motherboard option 3: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128504
CPU: PII x4 965BE is $85 ... anything less is not available on Newegg ; Triple Core Athlon II X3s are about $60-70
GPU: ~$30 left ... probably a HD5450 or GT210 for that much frown.gif
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7213746&CatId=3670
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=149617&CatId=3585
HDD: ~$50



If all you need is 1080p, looking at Fm2 socket stuff may be better. $100 FM2 CPU would be better than a $60-70 CPU with a crap GPU.

A4-5300 = $50 and has a HD 7480D IGP ; A6-5400K with HD 7540D ~$70
ASRock FM2A55M-DGS= $50ish
Edited by AlphaC - 1/21/13 at 5:26pm
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

For these purposes, a Socket FM2 APU would be more power efficient and would come closer to meeting the budget. A quality A55 motherboard can be had for $50 shipped at NCIX (MSI FM2-A55M board), and dual core APUs at under $50. This leaves plenty of room for that 500GB HDD ($50-60?) and then a decent case with a hot swap bay. It also lowers PSU requirement threshold due to much better power efficiency.
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Listen to this. The AMD APUs present absolutely ridiculous value for the money. They can handle hot-swapping and 1080p playback without breaking a sweat. I would recommend something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113282

AMD is having a sale on the APUs right now so I'd jump on that.
     
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitatchi 500gb Liteon DVD 22x Arctic Cooling i30 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" 1080p 5ms response Adesso MKB-135B Mechanical keyboard hec X-Power Pro 650 Antec Three Hundred 
MouseAudio
Engage Wired Optical Mouse Plantronics Gamecom 780 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
RP2803 1.79Mhz NES motherboard RP2C02 5.37MHz 2KB onboard RAM 
Optical DriveCaseMouse
Cartridge Reader NES case NES controller 
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A10 5800k stock Gigabyte A85X Crucial ballistix 8gb @ 1866MHz Western Digital 250gb 
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It's already been said but yeah, an APU for this type of thing is the best way to go.
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