Quote from bc112354
My justification for everything:
EVERYTHING: Budget of 700$ w/o monitor
CPU: AMD FX chosen for good clock speed and lots of cores.
CPU Cooler: Cheap, 3200 RPM
MOBO: Cheap, fits CPU (duh), and supports 32 GB's of RAM (for possible upgrades)
SSD: Planning on an SSD for LMDE
HDD: For the bulk of my storage.
GPU: Cheap, good, OpenGL 4 (No more OpenGl minecraft issues)
NETWORK ADAPTER: got wireless and wired because I don't know where it will go.
CASE: Cheap, good-looking, built in PSU
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master DK9-7E52A-0L-GP CPU Cooler ($8.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GT 610 1GB Video Card ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Wired Network Adapter: Syba SD-PEX24009 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Edimax EW-7811UTC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VO545A1N2U ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Masscool FD06025S1M3/4 19.2 CFM 60mm Fan ($2.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Evercool EC-3510 35mm Fan ($10.48 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Gear Head KB5150W Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.06 @ Amazon)
Other: Linux Mint Debian Edition
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 22:43 EST-0500)
It has an on board LAN slot, get a Wireless card in it's place rather than an adapter.
You need a PSU, never use PSUs that come with cases.
Still rusty on current consumer hardware so I am not going to comment on that.