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Is this a good build as far as utilizing integrated graphics?

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May 12, 2013 8:06:50 AM

I'm building a PC for everyday use and very minor gaming. I want a good CPU that has awesome integrated graphics so that I can play KotOR, Sims 3, and Kerbal Space Program. I also want to put a graphics card in eventually without having to replace any other parts.

This was suggested by another person, but I just wanted to confirm how well it would work.


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CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($78.18 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $389.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 19:56 EDT-0400)

If you have anything better, please give me your suggestions.

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May 12, 2013 8:26:15 AM

I would recommend using the A10-5800K as the graphics are much more superior and some G Skill sniper series RAM, though it will cost a little more, but everything else looks fine.
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May 18, 2013 8:14:22 PM

For integrated graphics, it is far superior, it may not seem so in the benchmarks, but trust me, it is well worth the extra 20 dollars.
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