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August 10, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Hi guys,

A relative asked me to help her build a computer for some light gaming - a little bit of League of Legends here and there, and web browsing (around 10 tabs, gif heavy - think tumblr). I'd like some help with making sure it's a good build for the price, and has decent upgrade potential (she most likely won't buy a new computer for a few years.)

This is the build I came up with:

CPU ($144): AMD A10-6800K
Gets around 5000 on cpubenchmark.net, compared to my 8000 on my i7-2600K. Also has integrated graphics on the level of a 9800GT according to videocardbenchmark.net.

Motherboard ($56): MSI A75MA-E35
I have this for my A4-5300 and it seems pretty solid.

RAM ($68): Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600

HDD ($63): WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM

Case ($52): Antec Three Hundred
She wants the case to be clean/sleek if possible, and I think this case fits her description.

Alternatively, we could also get this bundle at Fry's:
http://frys-electronics-ads.com/ads/2013/08/09/62528/MS...

However, I don't like the graphics performance on that.

Again, my concerns are the bang for the buck, and the ability to upgrade.
If anyone has a better build, please advise me.

Thanks for the help. :p 

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a b 4 Gaming
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August 11, 2013 12:22:18 AM
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How about this ???



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $513.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 03:21 EDT-0400)
August 11, 2013 12:27:30 AM

Sn1992 said:
How about this ???



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $513.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 03:21 EDT-0400)


That looks pretty nice - I usually buy things off Amazon, however. I'm not sure if her budget can go over $500 though (guess I'll pay the extras). Thanks man. Any more builds?
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a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
August 11, 2013 12:35:23 AM

No this would be the best built with 7850/6300/quality supply

Its worth paying extras man




Dont frget to close the post
a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2013 12:52:08 AM

go for the FX-8320 , it much better than the AMD A10-6800K for the same price !
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
August 11, 2013 1:01:13 AM

In a 500$ built a fx 6300 with better gpu would be always alot better than goin for 8320 and weaker gpu
a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2013 1:15:11 AM

Sn1992 said:
In a 500$ built a fx 6300 with better gpu would be always alot better than goin for 8320 and weaker gpu


ya i know :)  , i just noticed that it would be over the budget if he got the FX-8320 !

however the FX-6300 is a powerful CPU , it will allow you to play latest games with no lag !

@DeterminAsian go for what has Sn1992 posted ! it's Awesome build for the price , you can play most of decent games at max settings with good fps & you can Crossfore that GPU in the future to get extra performance . Good Luck :)  .
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
August 11, 2013 1:17:11 AM

Yeah its a good balanced built
August 11, 2013 10:45:40 AM

Sn1992 said:
Yeah its a good balanced built


Alright, thanks a lot guys. I'll see if I can go over the budget a little bit for the FX-8320. :p  Gotta at least match my i7-2600K right?
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
August 11, 2013 10:49:35 AM

yes it would match after a lil o.c.
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