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March 16, 2013 4:15:15 AM

Hey guys, just looking for some help on my second build, its for personal use.

Im making a system for gaming, moving over from ps3 to pc. My budget isnt huge so its a standard get as much stuff as you can for as cheap as you can without sacraficing game quality. After a few hours of looking round that huge market of parts and never ending updates and teaching myself quite a few new things ive got these things down:

CPU : AMD A10 5800k Black edition
GPU : HIS Radeon HD 7850 ice Q X
PSU : (Need help finding this one) looking at around £30-50
MOBO : AS Rock FM2A85X (cheap and chearful)
RAM : Corsair Vengence 8gb (2x4gb) [mainly on its beauty lol]
HDD - looking for around a tb not any reccomendations?
SSD - (going to upgrade to this later, not straight away as dont have the cash)
Case - currently have a case at home, non branded, upgrading at a later date

Ive got a total budget of around £400 ish! I stress the ish, over time this pc will definately evolve, when i pack up to uni it will be getting quite abit spent on it..

Any help would be much appreciated!

-Adam

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March 16, 2013 4:25:37 AM

Nice config but i would recommend an i3 to A10 5800k reason being as a processor the i3 is better in things like multi- threaded work and will yield better results. The a10 is still gud if you were using on board graphics but since you have a dedicated graphics card an i3 would be better.

You might also want some low profile memory so that you have some flexibility incase you might want a cpu cooler. I owned vengence memory and i was extremely limited to the cpu cooler i could get and ended up cutting the heat spreaders in order to install a D14. Other than that hope this helps.
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March 16, 2013 5:15:53 AM

yeah i considered that with the memory but it does sit quite low on the board, and with that board it takes them quite far away from the chip. You sure about the i3? I heard that they are better for multi tasking but cosidering id be gaming alot would it be worth the extra £20 ish changing to a i3 and a more expensive board?
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March 16, 2013 5:27:42 AM

xAdam said:
yeah i considered that with the memory but it does sit quite low on the board, and with that board it takes them quite far away from the chip. You sure about the i3? I heard that they are better for multi tasking but cosidering id be gaming alot would it be worth the extra £20 ish changing to a i3 and a more expensive board?


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March 16, 2013 5:29:37 AM

i m pretty sure you will get extra performance by switching to an i3. If you don't want to there are still benefits from having the A10 but since you said you do gaming a i3 will be better. Check out this video which shows comparison between the two with a dedicated graphics card http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsTSB9ZOsZU
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