New Build, Replacing 10+ year old system for my dad. need adviced on part list for budget PC

Cameron MacKinnon

Mar 25, 2013
Approximate Purchase Date: July 2013

Budget Range: 300-550 Pick up in store so no shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing, Email, Light Image editing (minor corrections on stills) Watching Movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Brand new build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Waterloo Ontario Canada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Unknown old monitor 4:3

Additional Comments: quite

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am builing a new PC for my Dad. He knows and understands computers but his build is 10+ Years old

Parts List:

BitFenix Outlaw Black Mid ATX (BFC-OLW-100-KKN1-RP)
I chose this case because it has the ports on the top of the case and that they are not recessed

ASUS (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer, OEM

AMD A8-5600K (100W) Quad-Core Socket FM2, 3.6GHz APU, 4Mb Cache, 32nm (AD560KWOHJBOX)

Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Socket FM2 AMD A55 Chipset

WD Black (WD1002FAEX) 1000GB (1TB) SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM)

Kingston HyperX Blu Red 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMM (KHX16C10B1R/8)

Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 500 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CP-9020047-NA/US


Jan 3, 2013
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.05 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($51.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $562.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-01 17:58 EDT-0400)

This is going to be very quiet in the case. Also the an SSD is good.,3443.html

Now before ya think, "gaming box" read the conclusions page. This build really excelled on content creation and productivity. It's a lil old so I'll bet ya can get closer to ya $550 limit

"Intel's Core i5-3350P processor upgrade indeed propels our $600 gaming PC to an entirely new level of performance in our content creation and productivity benchmarks (particularly all of the threaded tests). A limited capacity for overclocking is better than no scalability at all. So, in the end, our extra $100 more than doubles performance in this critical piece of our quantitative analysis."


Feb 22, 2013
Here is a good build for your PC:

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2) $34.99 In Stock 34.99

AMD A8-5600K (100W) Quad-Core Socket FM2, 3.6GHz APU, 4Mb Cache, 32nm (AD560KWOHJBOX) $109.99 In Stock 109.99

BitFenix Outlaw Black Mid ATX (BFC-OLW-100-KKN1-RP) $49.99

Asus F2A55-M LK Socket FM2 AMD A55 FCH (Hudson D2) Chipset | Dual Channel DDR3 2400(O.C.) MHz, 1x PCI-Express x16 | GLAN, 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s, 4x USB 2.0 | DVI/D-Sub, Micro ATX $64.99 In Stock

Seagate Barracuda (ST1000DM003) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 1TB 64MB Cache (OEM) $74.99

Corsair Vengeance Low Profile Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz CL9 DIMMs (CML8GX3M2A1866C9R) $67.99 In Stock 67.99

ASUS (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer, OEM| Black, SATA Windows 8 Ready $19.99

Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 430 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CP-9020046-NA/US) $49.99

Sub-Total: $465.92
Your Savings: $7.00

In your budget and from Canada Computers.


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