Solved Seeking suggestions for new build - details in post

January 14, 2018 at 16:49:59
Specs: Windows 7
Hello. I'm planning to build my first PC that would be somewhat basic. Not looking to build a gaming PC but something to gather some experience. I've scouted and selected what I would think might be a decent build for a first\-timer and I'm looking to keep it on a budget of $350 - $500. It'd be for simple media storage (photos, document files) that may be used to view DVD or possibly Blu-Ray but I'm looking at keeping it to DVD for now.

Here's a list of what I've scoured so far and I would appreciate any input if it's any good and suggestions as to what would need to be changed. Thanks!

CPU: AMD A6-9500 Bristol Ridge Dual-Core 3.5 GHz AM4

Mobo: MSI A320M Pro-VD or VH Plus AM4 AMD A320 SATA 6Gb/s Micro-ATX PCI Express 3.0x16

Memory: Team Elite Plus 4GB DDR4 288-pin

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 710 DirectX 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Low-Profile

Optical Drive: ASUS 24x DVD Burner Black SATA

Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0 Gb/s 3.5"

Power Supply: EVGA 450 B3 80+ Bronze 450W Fully Modular

Case: Rosewill Micro ATX Mini Tower w/ dual fans


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January 14, 2018 at 17:51:15
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The MSI A320M PRO-VD PLUS is on sale right now at Newegg for $30.

You can probably hold off on the graphics card & just use the Radeon R5 graphics integrated in the APU. The GT 710 isn't all that great anyway. And if you were to go with one of the Corsair PSUs that are also on sale at Newegg, you could put the savings toward 2x4GB RAM instead of 1x4GB.

You have 6 hours to get this Corsair 500W for $30: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...


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January 14, 2018 at 20:40:55
Awesome! Thanks for the help.

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