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I am putting together a non/very very light gaming build for my dad to be used mostly for watching movies, word processing and internet use.

I'm in Canada, and would like to get the parts from Direct Canada, Newegg.ca, NCIX, etc.

I already have...

CPU: AMD a10-5800K = $125
SSD: Samsung 840-250GB = $150

I'll get a case for $50-$75
I'm thinking XFX Pro-550 for a PSU = $65
Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler = $30

I don't know what to get for MOBO and RAM. I guess that adds up to $445 already :/

GPU not required.

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 46

For this build, the 550W XFX Pro Series Core Edition is major overkill. The one I'm about to recommend is overkill too, but it's much cheaper and is even a better fit - especially since there's no video card:

 

The Corsair CX430 for $44.99, then $24.99 after the mail-in rebate

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post #3 of 46
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

For this build, the 550W XFX Pro Series Core Edition is major overkill. The one I'm about to recommend is overkill too, but it's much cheaper and is even a better fit - especially since there's no video card:

The Corsair CX430 for $44.99, then $24.99 after the mail-in rebate

That's awesome! +rep Thank you!



Any ideas on memory/ MOBO to go with the a10?

I know it runs better with faster memory, but I don't know how important that is really...
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post #4 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

For this build, the 550W XFX Pro Series Core Edition is major overkill. The one I'm about to recommend is overkill too, but it's much cheaper and is even a better fit - especially since there's no video card:

The Corsair CX430 for $44.99, then $24.99 after the mail-in rebate

Cosair CX has been removed from the list it sould not be bought unless A you are broke and have no money for better or B you cant find anything better
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Cosair CX has been removed from the list it sould not be bought unless A you are broke and have no money for better or B you cant find anything better

 

Yeah, but I have my doubts that it's enough of a junker to say that it's not worth buying for a parent's rig, especially when that rig doesn't have a video card and the budget is a bit tight. I mean come on, it's $24.99 CAD after the rebate!

 

It is funny though how the CX430/500/600 PSUs have been taken off the list and I didn't know about it. I have been telling people to not buy them for months now. I just wish Corsair would have stopped while they were ahead. A few years ago, they didn't have ANY PSUs in their lineup that were bad and now they have several. Sigh. Those greedy you-know-whats. lol

 

Shouldn't the CX750 be on there at least?


Edited by TwoCables - 6/2/13 at 11:05am
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post #6 of 46
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Yeah, but I have my doubts that it's enough of a junker to say that it's not worth buying for a parent's rig, especially when that rig doesn't have a video card and the budget is a bit tight. I mean come on, it's $24.99 CAD after the rebate!

It is funny though how the CX430/500/600 PSUs have been taken off the list and I didn't know about it. I have been telling people to not buy them for months now. I just wish Corsair would have stopped while they were ahead. A few years ago, they didn't have ANY PSUs in their lineup that were bad and now they have several. Sigh. Those greedy you-know-whats. lol

Shouldn't the CX750 be on there at least?

All of them have been taken down even the CX750M
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All of them have been taken down even the CX750M

 

I admit that I'm glad because I honestly never really recommend them anyway unless it's a special exception like this build. Even then I feel a bit uneasy about it.

 

Was an explanation posted that I could refer to that explains why all of the CX series were removed?

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It's all good, back on topic! lol

Yeah, the thing that is most important in this build is reliability, it's tough with a budget of $600 including tax/shipping.

I also forgot about Win8 for $90. Sigh.

I'll have a look at the lists, any suggestions for reliable PSU, MOBO and RAM would be greatly appretiated!
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I admit that I'm glad because I honestly never really recommend them anyway unless it's a special exception like this build. Even then I feel a bit uneasy about it.

Was an explanation posted that I could refer to that explains why all of the CX series were removed?

No explanation was posted but i think maybe Original Sin took them down as he felt they no longer belonged

He is no longer the PSU Editor he left

There where talks that maybe you or me could take over
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128572 Gigabyte makes solid motherboards.

I'm sure your father would appreciate a mATX form factor, and not a giant ATX tower.

I'm using this case and LOVE it.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352008 Fractal Arc Mini.

Slightly cheaper Antec one.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129186
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Ryzen 5 1600 Asrock B350 Fatal1ty ITX Asus GTX1060 G.Skill 8gb 3000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gb Samsung 850 Pro SATA LG DVD Burner Windows 10 Pro X64 23" Asus 144hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 EVGA 500w Gold EVGA Hadron Air Logitech G Pro 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 Asrock B350 Fatal1ty ITX Asus GTX1060 G.Skill 8gb 3000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gb Samsung 850 Pro SATA LG DVD Burner Windows 10 Pro X64 23" Asus 144hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 EVGA 500w Gold EVGA Hadron Air Logitech G Pro 
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