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AMD Trinity Pre-Built Gaming PC

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May 16, 2013 6:31:06 PM

If I were to buy this pre-built PC from Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

But I replaced the power supply with a 750W PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And bought an AMD Radeon 7950 with 3GB DDR5 RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would this setup be a good gaming PC?
a b ) Power supply
May 16, 2013 6:36:52 PM

You would do better if you started with a barebones kit with a AMD FX6300 or FX4300 or Phenom 965 BE rather than a APU.
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May 16, 2013 7:21:28 PM

Goodeggray said:
You would do better if you started with a barebones kit with a AMD FX6300 or FX4300 or Phenom 965 BE rather than a APU.


Can't you crossfire the IGPU with like a Radeon 7950 for increased performance and then overclock the processor to at least 4.2Ghz and get pretty great performance on most modern games maxed out?
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a b ) Power supply
May 16, 2013 7:26:15 PM

No you can only do it with a 6670 and the results are not worth it. The FX6300 is a much better cpu than the one in the A10. Even the phenom 965 is a better gaming cpu.
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a b ) Power supply
a b À AMD
May 16, 2013 7:26:54 PM

You can't crossfire the APU with anything nearly as strong as a 7950.
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a b ) Power supply
May 16, 2013 7:47:24 PM

That mobo only works withe APU only. You need to get a AMD3+ mobo which is less money.
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May 16, 2013 7:53:18 PM

Goodeggray said:
That mobo only works withe APU only. You need to get a AMD3+ mobo which is less money.


Last setup, lol.

Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply 750W:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For $699.95 this seems like a pretty nice rig.
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a b ) Power supply
a b À AMD
May 16, 2013 7:58:36 PM

Looks good but you will need a hard drive and probably an optical drive.
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a b ) Power supply
May 16, 2013 7:59:03 PM

One item you need to change the case you picked is a matx case and is two small to fit the atx mobo. Try the NZXT source 210 case at Newegg. A better case that will fit the mobo and $5 less.
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May 16, 2013 7:59:24 PM

smeezekitty said:
Looks good but you will need a hard drive and probably an optical drive.


Already have a 1TB hard-drive. And pretty sure my PC has an optical drive, I'll just take the parts from that.
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a b ) Power supply
a b À AMD
May 16, 2013 8:01:23 PM

And RAM too
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May 16, 2013 8:05:47 PM

Goodeggray said:
One item you need to change the case you picked is a matx case and is two small to fit the atx mobo. Try the NZXT source 210 case at Newegg. A better case that will fit the mobo and $5 less.


Added that case instead. I appreciate the advice a ton. :) 
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May 16, 2013 8:07:42 PM

Goodeggray said:
One item you need to change the case you picked is a matx case and is two small to fit the atx mobo. Try the NZXT source 210 case at Newegg. A better case that will fit the mobo and $5 less.


Actually, do you recommend any cases of the same size that have fans already in it? Saves a bit of time for me, and maybe not too expensive?
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a b ) Power supply
May 16, 2013 8:21:15 PM

Cooler Master HAF 912 for $50 after $10 mir at Newegg.com. Haf 912 has a 120mm fan in front and back and more fans can be added.
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May 16, 2013 8:23:23 PM

Goodeggray said:
Cooler Master HAF 912 for $50 after $10 mir at Newegg.com. Haf 912 has a 120mm fan in front and back and more fans can be added.


Think I've got everything together for my rig, thanks a ton!
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