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July 8, 2013 2:59:48 PM

i have just received my ati 5770 today, i am ordering parts for a new comp soon and I am wondering if you guys/girls could review my pats list to see if it is all compatible.

Case

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

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

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

motherboard and cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU
ati 5770

hard drive
all ready have
July 9, 2013 11:53:54 AM

that site didnt have alll the parts so ill just list them.

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1

PSU
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W

RAM
Kingston HyperX Black Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-DS2 FM2 AMD A55

CPU
AMD A6-6400K Richland 3.9GHz Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

Video card
ati 5770

HDD
old on form last comp
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July 9, 2013 12:29:41 PM

I would bump up to the A10-5800k which will be a bit more than the A6-6400k, but it would be well worth it. If you're not going to OC, you could even go to the A10-5700/6700 as those are not unlocked and may be cheaper.

The rest of it looks good except for the RAM. You want to get at least 1866MHz DDR3 RAM, the APUs LOVE memory bandwidth, and 1866MHz isn't much more...(sometimes it's even cheaper in fact).

Also, the HD 5770 won't do you much good. If you went with the A10-5800k the GPU on the A10 is better than the GPU on the 5770. I would just use the A10-5800k without a GPU before going to a HD 57XX series card. The money would likely end up being basically the same, and if you overclock the 5800k, you're overclocking the GPU as well. If you really want to make your PC scream...this is what I would do:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eTiA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eTiA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eTiA/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£101.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard (£41.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £220.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 20:28 BST+0100)

The rest of your pieces look good, but this would be better than your 5770 GPU, and be more efficient. The MB you picked isn't bad, but I chose the Gigabyte board in case you want to overclock at some point as Gigabyte typically has better VRMs on the board that hold up a bit better in the entry level stuff (Asrock has good VRMs on mid/high grade parts, but they skimp on the low end stuff sometimes).
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July 9, 2013 12:47:08 PM

thank you so much that helped a ton
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July 9, 2013 12:51:04 PM

Glad to help.
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