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Budget gaming rig, is all of this compatible/best bang for buck

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  • Liteon
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August 11, 2013 10:58:57 AM

Came up with this, any suggestions on what to add or take away? Trying to stay under $500

cd/dvd--- LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

memory---G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

case-- Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...

harddrive-- Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

motherboard---BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

power-supply----Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply

cpu---AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon ...

video card--- SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card



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August 18, 2013 7:34:33 PM

Your CPU is not compatible with your motherboard. I suggest switching out the processor, if you are willing to spend a few extra bucks. Also, I would push for at least a 500watt PSU if you're getting a graphics card or plan on upgrading the GPU. With AMD, you also get a few extra frames for getting faster RAM. You also won't get the best performance out of your HDD. I suggest getting one with a 64MB cache. Those are suggestions. Just make sure your CPU and motherboard sockets match. Best of luck!
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August 18, 2013 7:46:07 PM

1.) Don't get a thermaltake power supply. High chance it will fry your computer. Even if it doesn't those PSUs are loud as fuck.

2.) If you get an APU, don't get GPU. Sure AMD claims you can do dual graphics, but the scaling is bad and you'd be better off with a normal CPU + GPU

3.) The A6-5400k is a really weak processor. I don't even consider it a dual core since both "cores" share L2 cache.

4.) Though the performance difference isn't big, you might as well go for 1600mhz ram. Doesn't cost much more.

Instead of the A6, get a Ivy Bridge Pentium or a Athlon II x4.
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