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April 28, 2013 12:22:38 PM

Hi

I'm looking to build my first pc. I tend to buy an okay pc and run it for a long time so I'm looking for something that will stand the test of time. I'm looking at AMD because I spend so much time telling my customers that they should consider them and I think I should put my money where my mouth is. I will not be gaming on it. I'd like the option of editing video on it in the future and may use something like AutoCAD on it.

Initially I'd like to build a core pc that I can add to later to keep the interest going. So onboard graphics or basic card, small solid state hard drive.

My main deliberation is whether to go for an FX 6300 or an A10 5800K. My thinking is that a 6 core processor will be more powerful than a 4 core processor. However, is it possible that for a general usage pc a 6 core won't be fully utilised? I'd appreciate some opinions.

Some other thought for consideration are will the A10's FM2 socket motherboard allow a processor upgrade at some time? And the A10 lets me save on a graphics card, but how good are APUs. I'd like to go with the FX6300 but it's old technology now.


Approximate Purchase Date: May/June

Budget Range: £600 (but £350 for the initial build)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet, movies, word processing, spreadsheet, possibly AutoCad and some mapping (basic home use)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse (I have a Leap Motion on order), monitor, speakers. My pc sits next to my router so I won't need a wireless card.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Novatech http://www.novatech.co.uk/ , but also ebuyer, dino, and other British websites

Country: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: AMD processor, preferably a Gigabyte motherboard, solid state hard drive, tower unit

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I think I'll start with my current monitor.

Additional Comments: I'm mainly looking for something that will be with me in 5 or 6 years time.

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April 28, 2013 7:59:37 PM

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/barebones/bb-63008a....

here is a pre-built computer to keep in mind

but here is the stuff i put together on that sight for u

AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz (Socket FM2) APU Trinity Processor - Retail
6 in stock
Stock Code - AMD-A1058K
1
£99.98
£99.98

GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-DS2 AMD A55 (Socket FM2) Motherboard
19 in stock
Stock Code - GIG-F2A55M
1
£39.98
£39.98

Novatech Cougar ATX Case
Insufficient Stock: 95 Due 10 May
Stock Code - NOV-COUGRS
1
£19.99
£19.99

Sony AD-5280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM
44 in stock
Stock Code - SON-5280S
1
£13.98
£13.98

Corsair Builder Series CX430 - 430 Watt 80 PLUS® Power Supply
18 in stock
Stock Code - CSR-CX4302
1
£37.98
£37.98

Corsair 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10600 C9 1333MHz Single Memory Module
Insufficient Stock: 7 Due Tomorrow
Stock Code - CSR-4G1333
2
£25.98
£51.96

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM
Insufficient Stock: 37 Due 29 April
Stock Code - SG-500DM
1
£40.98
£40.98

Microsoft Windows 8 DVD - 64 Bit - OEM
50+ in stock
Stock Code - MS-WIN864O
1
£79.98
£79.98

total is about 390, with windows.

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April 29, 2013 10:41:27 AM
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This is a good little build with room for improvement. I included one 4GB stick of RAM because it is enough to do everyday tasks with out an issue. This build also has room to build. The SSD is enough for an OS and a variety of programs that people use normally.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£92.34 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard (£60.52 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£24.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.49 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £331.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-29 18:38 BST+0100)
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May 8, 2013 3:31:05 AM

Hey MOMOJOJO thanks for that. I'm going to bear this one in mind. Do you think the motherboard is okay? Will I gain much by spending more? I'm also bearing in mind the new Kaveri processors.

MOMOJOJO said:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/barebones/bb-63008a....

here is a pre-built computer to keep in mind

but here is the stuff i put together on that sight for u

AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz (Socket FM2) APU Trinity Processor - Retail
6 in stock
Stock Code - AMD-A1058K
1
£99.98
£99.98

GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-DS2 AMD A55 (Socket FM2) Motherboard
19 in stock
Stock Code - GIG-F2A55M
1
£39.98
£39.98

Novatech Cougar ATX Case
Insufficient Stock: 95 Due 10 May
Stock Code - NOV-COUGRS
1
£19.99
£19.99

Sony AD-5280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM
44 in stock
Stock Code - SON-5280S
1
£13.98
£13.98

Corsair Builder Series CX430 - 430 Watt 80 PLUS® Power Supply
18 in stock
Stock Code - CSR-CX4302
1
£37.98
£37.98

Corsair 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10600 C9 1333MHz Single Memory Module
Insufficient Stock: 7 Due Tomorrow
Stock Code - CSR-4G1333
2
£25.98
£51.96

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM
Insufficient Stock: 37 Due 29 April
Stock Code - SG-500DM
1
£40.98
£40.98

Microsoft Windows 8 DVD - 64 Bit - OEM
50+ in stock
Stock Code - MS-WIN864O
1
£79.98
£79.98

total is about 390, with windows.


May 8, 2013 3:32:52 AM

Thanks zared619

zared619 said:
This is a good little build with room for improvement. I included one 4GB stick of RAM because it is enough to do everyday tasks with out an issue. This build also has room to build. The SSD is enough for an OS and a variety of programs that people use normally.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£92.34 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard (£60.52 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£24.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.49 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £331.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-29 18:38 BST+0100)


May 8, 2013 3:34:07 AM

Sp, does any one have an opinion on the FX6300? And is it worth waiting to see what the new Kaveri processors are like?
May 8, 2013 5:11:50 AM

henzerani said:
Sp, does any one have an opinion on the FX6300? And is it worth waiting to see what the new Kaveri processors are like?


I love my fx 6300. I have it on a light OC to 4.2 GHz and no issues. However, it does not have integrated graphics, so you would have to get graphics card. Unless you plan on gaming, I think that the 5800k is a better option at the moment.

As far as waiting goes, I never advise people to wait for the next thing. New technology comes out all the time, and you would be in a constant lapse of deciding when/what you should buy.

Hope this helps.
May 8, 2013 5:33:42 AM

zared619 said:
henzerani said:
Sp, does any one have an opinion on the FX6300? And is it worth waiting to see what the new Kaveri processors are like?


I love my fx 6300. I have it on a light OC to 4.2 GHz and no issues. However, it does not have integrated graphics, so you would have to get graphics card. Unless you plan on gaming, I think that the 5800k is a better option at the moment.

As far as waiting goes, I never advise people to wait for the next thing. New technology comes out all the time, and you would be in a constant lapse of deciding when/what you should buy.

Hope this helps.


there is an exception to that -- when the new tech is coming very soon. With the Richland APU due out in June, it might be worth waiting the short time for that to come out.

May 8, 2013 12:34:08 PM

Thanks guys.
I usually tell my customer's the same thing. If you wait for the next new thing , you'll wait forever because there's always something about to revolutionise the market. But most of them are accepting that they won't want to upgrade or tweak and the difference between generations really won't affect what they're doing with them. But if something new is out next month and I'm not likely to have the time for my build until then, anyway, it might be worth hanging on until the hype is over and there are some solid reviews.

ScrewySqrl, I don't kwow much about Richland. I've seen the new APUs referred to as Kaveri. Are these the same thing or different?
May 8, 2013 12:50:15 PM

henzerani said:
Thanks guys.
I usually tell my customer's the same thing. If you wait for the next new thing , you'll wait forever because there's always something about to revolutionise the market. But most of them are accepting that they won't want to upgrade or tweak and the difference between generations really won't affect what they're doing with them. But if something new is out next month and I'm not likely to have the time for my build until then, anyway, it might be worth hanging on until the hype is over and there are some solid reviews.

ScrewySqrl, I don't kwow much about Richland. I've seen the new APUs referred to as Kaveri. Are these the same thing or different?


Richland is a subtype, specifically the A-series of the Kaveri chips


heres an article:
http://teksyndicate.com/forum/cpu/amd-richland-cpu-apu-...
May 15, 2013 12:39:48 PM

Thanks every one. I think I'll wait for the new A10 and go that route.
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