$400 and a monitor.


Dec 20, 2012
First off, thanks in advance for the help and any advice. This is my first time not going the pre-built route and my last pc was stolen. I did attempt on my own to put something together for my cousin to go over, but hes tied up and cant get around to it. It came out to about $450 and I'd like to get the price lower if i can. I'm sure its f'ed up but I wouldn't mind knowing where I went wrong. Also, the monitor I have is a Acer X221W if that matters.

Approximate Purchase Date: Asap, this weekend everything needs to be picked out and payed for.

Budget Range: ~$400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Music, surfing, maybe some old fps games or DAoC if its still alive

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Always used newegg but wherever the deal is dont matter.

Location: Memphis, TN

Parts Preferences: Whichever is best for the budget.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Just need something for now that I can add to over the next few months.

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60
BIOSTAR A780L3B AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $45
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $20
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 - $70
AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX455WFGMBOX - $72
G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $20
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $60
ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - $95
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $397.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 13:41 EST-0500)

I would do this.