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Looking at this combo to start, then add card later

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April 28, 2013 4:02:04 PM

Good CPU/mobo to start with???
-AMD A10 5800K Trinity
-ASUS F2A85-V FM2 AMD A85X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Plan on grabbing a Gtx 550 ti or a 560 down the road.

Oh plan to use for moderate gaming/ web surfing. Not real worried about crazy high resolutions and ultra settings

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April 28, 2013 4:23:41 PM

Big ripoff. You never want to add a GPU to an APU. They are designed to use the integrated graphics only.

Also, both those GPUs are almost 2 generations old. You want something newer.
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April 28, 2013 4:50:46 PM

man i cant win today, thanks
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April 28, 2013 4:55:10 PM

You suggest a CPU/mobo combo thats decent for around $300?
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April 28, 2013 4:58:03 PM

What is your goal for this system and what is your total budget for the computer?
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April 28, 2013 5:12:46 PM

I'd like to build a low-end to moderate gaming computer for surfing the net too. I'm not looking to run Crysis on Ultra or anything at some crazy resolution. I've always been interested in computers and i came across a free case and power supply, it has an Am2 socket mobo in it already but ive come to the conclusion that has to be scrapped. So around $500 for CPU/Motherboard and video card.
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April 28, 2013 5:13:47 PM

What PSU do you have? It is likely junk and must be scrapped as well.
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April 28, 2013 5:16:58 PM

SIlver Stone ST1000
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April 28, 2013 5:18:04 PM

Oh right, I remember from the other thread. that will work fine. If I remember correctly you do not need a DVD drive either? (DVD drive must be SATA not IDE) Do you need to buy windows? I will put something together for you.

You should need:

OS (maybe)
RAM
CPU
GPU
Motherboard
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April 28, 2013 5:26:40 PM

yep you are correct sir, on all fronts. Thats me from the other post. I do need OS. Need a hard drive too, can push it to $600 even $650 i just wont be able to buy everything at once, which im not that worried about. Realizing its not worth it to try and do this for below $500
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April 28, 2013 5:29:58 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($135.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.22 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $525.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-28 20:28 EDT-0400)

This will be good for medium/ some high settings in new games. Higher settings in older games.
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April 28, 2013 5:30:10 PM

Im kinda starting to look at something from intel with the lga1155 because i could start with any i3 and move up to like a i5 3570K. Im correct in this assumption right?
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April 28, 2013 5:31:14 PM

I would go with the build I posted.
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April 28, 2013 5:32:27 PM

cool thanks man, you think I should go with windows 8? i ahve no experience with it and havent heard much good.
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April 28, 2013 5:34:10 PM

I love it. It is considerably faster than 7 and all the bugs are worked out. Many games run faster on it as well. I am a full supporter of windows 8.
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April 28, 2013 5:38:03 PM

Excellent thanks for your help man!
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April 28, 2013 5:38:44 PM

Anytime! Always glad to be able to help.
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