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May 13, 2013 7:28:31 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X7cA
I'm building a pc for my brother's birthday with as small of a budget as possible. It's for non diehard gaming, WoW, TF2, Minecraft, etc.
Everything will fit in that case? (I got the small size on purpose - it still should fit microATX though)
Is there a way to get more performance out of an Intel + GPU? (I couldn't find a way)
I already have a hard drive and a monitor. The monitor is VGA though, and I have a converter/adapter (which is which .-.) and I assume it will work. It's for my younger brother's birthday, and he wants that case, so unless there's a big problem with it, that's the set case. Thanks guys!

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May 13, 2013 7:40:12 PM

Pretty good build but you can do some major gaming with the a10 ya have there. I just built an a6 system that was able to play modern games like bioshock at a very good frame rate.

On your intel question, no. Stick to amd for cheap gaming builds.

Not to mention, that a10 comes with a free game.

http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/processors/Pages/simcity-...
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May 13, 2013 8:47:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar A55MD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($55.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-125 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $319.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-13 23:45 EDT-0400)

I just changed 1 thing. I put 8gb of ram because that way you don't have to upgrade it down the road and the AMD APU's benefit a lot from additional ram.
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May 14, 2013 5:25:08 AM

MOMOJOJO said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar A55MD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($55.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-125 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $319.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-13 23:45 EDT-0400)

I just changed 1 thing. I put 8gb of ram because that way you don't have to upgrade it down the road and the AMD APU's benefit a lot from additional ram.


I know 8GBs is a plus, but I thought the A10 benefited more from the speed of the RAM. Should I get 8GBs of 1866? Or was I mistaken and 1333 will do just as fine?
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May 14, 2013 11:53:56 AM

rambisco said:
MOMOJOJO said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar A55MD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($55.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-125 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $319.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-13 23:45 EDT-0400)

I just changed 1 thing. I put 8gb of ram because that way you don't have to upgrade it down the road and the AMD APU's benefit a lot from additional ram.


I know 8GBs is a plus, but I thought the A10 benefited more from the speed of the RAM. Should I get 8GBs of 1866? Or was I mistaken and 1333 will do just as fine?


You are right that ram speed is a bigger factor than size when it comes to amd apus.
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