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May 30, 2013 7:50:09 PM
May 30, 2013 7:56:49 PM

That will max Bioshock Infinite at 30+fps.
It will max Skyrim at ~30fps.
It will max Minecraft (lol :p )
Battlefield 3 will be tuned Ultra ie. adjusted settings to achieve stable 30fps, but Ultra textures etc.
It will max Black Ops 2 at 60fps (might have to turn Ambient Occlusion off though)
- All these are at 1080p resolution.
Enjoy! That's a decent build (:

EDIT: By "will", I actually mean "should".
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May 30, 2013 8:01:41 PM

JRAtk94 said:
That will max Bioshock Infinite at 30+fps.
It will max Skyrim at ~30fps.
It will max Minecraft (lol :p )
Battlefield 3 will be tuned Ultra ie. adjusted settings to achieve stable 30fps, but Ultra textures etc.
It will max Black Ops 2 at 60fps (might have to turn Ambient Occlusion off though)
- All these are at 1080p resolution.
Enjoy! That's a decent build (:

EDIT: By "will", I actually mean "should".


Do you know if the CPU is overclockable?
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May 30, 2013 8:03:20 PM

Yes, it is a Black Edition processor - it is designed for overclocking :D 
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May 30, 2013 8:59:19 PM

Sounds like a great build but would the stock fan and heat sink be good for overclocking? There are a lot of aftermarket coolers that are at a good price which would fit the FM2 socket.
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May 30, 2013 9:59:26 PM



Don't pay for the better GPU in the APU that you're not going to use - spend the $10 and get the better FX-6300 or a tad more and get the FX-6350.

And you need a less dangerous PSU - Apevias are bottom-of-the-barrel PSUs, AKA the firebox or paperweight tier. With your budget, the high-end Seasonics and Corsairs aren't doable, but you at least need a mid-tier budget PSU that can regulate voltage competently and protect your components from noise.

The rest of you guys shouldn't let an Apevia PSU slide by without an objection!

Here's a handy tiered reference. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

What's your total budget? What are your general needs? What's your long-term goal for the rig?
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May 31, 2013 4:18:34 AM

DSzymborski said:


Don't pay for the better GPU in the APU that you're not going to use - spend the $10 and get the better FX-6300 or a tad more and get the FX-6350.

And you need a less dangerous PSU - Apevias are bottom-of-the-barrel PSUs, AKA the firebox or paperweight tier. With your budget, the high-end Seasonics and Corsairs aren't doable, but you at least need a mid-tier budget PSU that can regulate voltage competently and protect your components from noise.

The rest of you guys shouldn't let an Apevia PSU slide by without an objection!

Here's a handy tiered reference. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

What's your total budget? What are your general needs? What's your long-term goal for the rig?


My total budget is about $500. I don't really have an end goal for the rig.
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May 31, 2013 6:46:15 AM

kingj1008 said:
DSzymborski said:


Don't pay for the better GPU in the APU that you're not going to use - spend the $10 and get the better FX-6300 or a tad more and get the FX-6350.

And you need a less dangerous PSU - Apevias are bottom-of-the-barrel PSUs, AKA the firebox or paperweight tier. With your budget, the high-end Seasonics and Corsairs aren't doable, but you at least need a mid-tier budget PSU that can regulate voltage competently and protect your components from noise.

The rest of you guys shouldn't let an Apevia PSU slide by without an objection!

Here's a handy tiered reference. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

What's your total budget? What are your general needs? What's your long-term goal for the rig?


My total budget is about $500. I don't really have an end goal for the rig.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $516.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 09:48 EDT-0400)
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May 31, 2013 1:51:37 PM

DSzymborski said:
kingj1008 said:
DSzymborski said:


Don't pay for the better GPU in the APU that you're not going to use - spend the $10 and get the better FX-6300 or a tad more and get the FX-6350.

And you need a less dangerous PSU - Apevias are bottom-of-the-barrel PSUs, AKA the firebox or paperweight tier. With your budget, the high-end Seasonics and Corsairs aren't doable, but you at least need a mid-tier budget PSU that can regulate voltage competently and protect your components from noise.

The rest of you guys shouldn't let an Apevia PSU slide by without an objection!

Here's a handy tiered reference. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

What's your total budget? What are your general needs? What's your long-term goal for the rig?


My total budget is about $500. I don't really have an end goal for the rig.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $516.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 09:48 EDT-0400)


How does this compare to the other one?
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