Keith Brown on 28 Feb 2014 17:36:47 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] no frills computer advise

hmm, i am thinking of building a PC now :p

I am worried about applying thermal paste and such therefore are there kits with CPU/Motherboard already in tact?

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Greg Helledy <> wrote:
To follow up on what Rich wrote, I just built a pretty decent PC from a combo ordered from
Asus motherboard
AMD A10-5800K CPU (this is actually what they call an "APU", it has the graphics hardware (Radeon) added to the CPU chip)
1 TB Seagate HDD
Plextor DVDRW
Rosewill (the Newegg house brand) minitower case with 500W power supply

All for $432

The motherboard is very flexible, including USB 3, a slot for a graphics card in case you want to upgrade, a couple of other slots, and the BIOS allows overclocking.

It was really not hard to assemble at all.  I don't feel I could have gotten the quality and choice of components for anywhere near that price buying prebuilt.

Greg Helledy

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