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Building a new pc, will this work and which bit OS do I need?

Okay so I am building my brother a "decent" gaming pc on a budget. Here are the parts
MOBO: MSI Socket FM2/AMD A75/DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35

APU: AMD Quad Core A10-Series APU for Desktops A10-6800K with Radeon HD 8670D

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US)

SO! I need to know which version of windows 8 I will be needing, also, if you notice any potential complications with this build please let me know! I have a basic mid-tower I plan on using and I believe the HDD I will be removing from my old desktop is a sata III 7200rpm 750gb model. Thank you!
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  1. You will want to pick up the 64 bit version of the OS> If you don't, you will only be able to utilize a fraction of your memory and storage. Also, there would be some programs you couldn't run. For general computing, I would recommend windows 8 home premium. Also, that is not aa complete parts list... And what will be the purpose of the computer?
  2. APU's are not so popularly chosen, the most reliable thing about them is consuming less power than seperate CPU-GPU combination.

    and i suggest you not to get windows 8 while 7 is more stable right now, unless you're thinking of using touch-screen or exclusive things about win8.

    and get 64bit. 32 bit OS for up to 4gb ram, 64bit for 4 and above. keep this in mind.
  3. This build is meant to be for gaming and only gaming, can you recommend a better CPU for a budget rig then? I may consider not getting an APU and buying a budget CPU and budget GPU instead!
  4. If this rig is for gaming, DEFINITELY do not get an apu. What's your maximum budget for a gpu+cpu?
  5. In3rt1a said:
    If this rig is for gaming, DEFINITELY do not get an apu. What's your maximum budget for a gpu+cpu?


    I cannot spend more than $400 not including the OS, and 400 is a MAX that I'd prefer to shy a little from lol
  6. Do you need an AMD chip, or are you open to changing motherboards? Also, what resolution will you be playing games at?
  7. In3rt1a said:
    Do you need an AMD chip, or are you open to changing motherboards? Also, what resolution will you be playing games at?


    I am certainly open to any changes! I built a nice PC myself but building a gaming rig is not my forte! So yes, I am willing to change anything! I think somewhere between 1280x1024 and 1600x900, performance and FPS as well as being able to play on high, ultra etc are priorities but resolution isn't number one.
  8. OkiOneShot said:
    In3rt1a said:
    Do you need an AMD chip, or are you open to changing motherboards? Also, what resolution will you be playing games at?


    I am certainly open to any changes! I built a nice PC myself but building a gaming rig is not my forte! So yes, I am willing to change anything! I think somewhere between 1280x1024 and 1600x900, performance and FPS as well as being able to play on high, ultra etc are priorities but resolution isn't number one.


    um i guess you should go with i5-3570k processor from intel (if you badly need AMD processor then theres some fx 8350 not sure bout the amd model number .. but it is in neck to neck competition , though the i5 beats it.. also its cheaper than i5)

    even i am building an gaming rig :) getting the i5-3570k for 250$ and i really recomend you for windows 7.. i have windows 8 OS and i still dun use it :P

    I am just wondering now what graphic card to buy... :P hell confused for graphics
  9. Best answer
    Okay, so if your budget is 400 dollars for a cpu+gpu, I'd recommend an i5 3350p ($170 @ newegg) and a gtx 760 msi gaming edition (260). That's a little over budget at $430, but you will max everything even at 1080p. Also, here's a solid motherboard to switch to since this is an intel chip: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121728
    Cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116782
    Gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745
  10. mhrsolanki2020 said:
    OkiOneShot said:
    In3rt1a said:
    Do you need an AMD chip, or are you open to changing motherboards? Also, what resolution will you be playing games at?


    I am certainly open to any changes! I built a nice PC myself but building a gaming rig is not my forte! So yes, I am willing to change anything! I think somewhere between 1280x1024 and 1600x900, performance and FPS as well as being able to play on high, ultra etc are priorities but resolution isn't number one.


    um i guess you should go with i5-3570k processor from intel (if you badly need AMD processor then theres some fx 8350 not sure bout the amd model number .. but it is in neck to neck competition , though the i5 beats it.. also its cheaper than i5)

    even i am building an gaming rig :) getting the i5-3570k for 250$ and i really recomend you for windows 7.. i have windows 8 OS and i still dun use it :P

    I am just wondering now what graphic card to buy... :P hell confused for graphics


    $250 is WAY to expensive for an i5 3570k. For gaming, his money is better spent on a better graphics chip.
  11. In3rt1a said:
    mhrsolanki2020 said:
    OkiOneShot said:
    In3rt1a said:
    Do you need an AMD chip, or are you open to changing motherboards? Also, what resolution will you be playing games at?


    I am certainly open to any changes! I built a nice PC myself but building a gaming rig is not my forte! So yes, I am willing to change anything! I think somewhere between 1280x1024 and 1600x900, performance and FPS as well as being able to play on high, ultra etc are priorities but resolution isn't number one.


    um i guess you should go with i5-3570k processor from intel (if you badly need AMD processor then theres some fx 8350 not sure bout the amd model number .. but it is in neck to neck competition , though the i5 beats it.. also its cheaper than i5)

    even i am building an gaming rig :) getting the i5-3570k for 250$ and i really recomend you for windows 7.. i have windows 8 OS and i still dun use it :P

    I am just wondering now what graphic card to buy... :P hell confused for graphics


    $250 is WAY to expensive for an i5 3570k. For gaming, his money is better spent on a better graphics chip.


    Okay great! You actually sent me another GPU instead of a motherboard though, what did you mean to send? Haha. Also, it's my money he doesn't know I am doing this for him! Lol
  12. In3rt1a said:
    mhrsolanki2020 said:
    OkiOneShot said:
    In3rt1a said:
    Do you need an AMD chip, or are you open to changing motherboards? Also, what resolution will you be playing games at?


    I am certainly open to any changes! I built a nice PC myself but building a gaming rig is not my forte! So yes, I am willing to change anything! I think somewhere between 1280x1024 and 1600x900, performance and FPS as well as being able to play on high, ultra etc are priorities but resolution isn't number one.


    um i guess you should go with i5-3570k processor from intel (if you badly need AMD processor then theres some fx 8350 not sure bout the amd model number .. but it is in neck to neck competition , though the i5 beats it.. also its cheaper than i5)

    even i am building an gaming rig :) getting the i5-3570k for 250$ and i really recomend you for windows 7.. i have windows 8 OS and i still dun use it :P

    I am just wondering now what graphic card to buy... :P hell confused for graphics


    $250 is WAY to expensive for an i5 3570k. For gaming, his money is better spent on a better graphics chip.


    even m building a gaming rig .. so u saying that i shouldnt buy i5-3570k?? cuz its not just gaming .. i would be using photoshop too.. and if 250$ is too much for i5-3570k??
  13. mhrsolanki2020 said:
    In3rt1a said:
    mhrsolanki2020 said:
    OkiOneShot said:
    In3rt1a said:
    Do you need an AMD chip, or are you open to changing motherboards? Also, what resolution will you be playing games at?


    I am certainly open to any changes! I built a nice PC myself but building a gaming rig is not my forte! So yes, I am willing to change anything! I think somewhere between 1280x1024 and 1600x900, performance and FPS as well as being able to play on high, ultra etc are priorities but resolution isn't number one.


    um i guess you should go with i5-3570k processor from intel (if you badly need AMD processor then theres some fx 8350 not sure bout the amd model number .. but it is in neck to neck competition , though the i5 beats it.. also its cheaper than i5)

    even i am building an gaming rig :) getting the i5-3570k for 250$ and i really recomend you for windows 7.. i have windows 8 OS and i still dun use it :P

    I am just wondering now what graphic card to buy... :P hell confused for graphics


    $250 is WAY to expensive for an i5 3570k. For gaming, his money is better spent on a better graphics chip.


    even m building a gaming rig .. so u saying that i shouldnt buy i5-3570k?? cuz its not just gaming .. i would be using photoshop too.. and if 250$ is too much for i5-3570k??


    I think 250 is reasonable for the i5 if you're not only gaming on the PC :)
  14. You should be paying around $220 for an i5 3570k, $250 is to much. It's a good chip, but the price is unreasonable. For photoshopping, the 3350p is plenty, don't sweat it. Here's the mobo I MEANT to link :p: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
    Good luck to both of you ;)
  15. In3rt1a said:
    You should be paying around $220 for an i5 3570k, $250 is to much. It's a good chip, but the price is unreasonable. For photoshopping, the 3350p is plenty, don't sweat it. Here's the mobo I MEANT to link :p: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
    Good luck to both of you ;)

    Okie thanks .. for heads up .. i would surf around in local store near my home if i get it cheaper .. if not then i will ship it internationally via newegg from any of my family members abroad.. :)
    Anyways is asrock z77 extreme 4 a nice board than pro3?
  16. Yah, the extreme 4 has more features like sata 3 and pcie 3. If you have the money, go with it.
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