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Gaming Build Questions/Compatibility

Hey everyone! I'm pulling together components for a decent (albeit value-oriented) gaming build, and I wanted to know the community's thoughts and concerns. Any compatibility issues brought to my attention would be greatly appreciated. One of my main concerns is whether or not the AMD CPU/GPU combo would be decent for running games (such as Skyrim, Planetside 2, etc.), or if I'd be ultimately better off getting a separate graphics card. I'm trying to save some money, but if it's going to be a total bust, I'll rethink it. Reviews are great for it, though.

1. CPU/GPU Combo: AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX

2. Mobo (bundled on newegg with the CPU): ASUS F2A85-V FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

3. Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00

4. Case/Power Supply: Rosewill R379-M Black/ Silver 0.8mm SGCC Steel Slim MicroATX Computer Case with ATX12V Flex 300W Power Supply

I have a SATA 500gb hard drive already, as well as optical drives, so that's not a huge concern. Thanks!
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  1. i dont think it can run skyrim

    tell us your budget...
  2. The total for all of those components is $270. My budget is around $600 or so. I'm setting aside ~$120 for a monitor. Hard drive and opticals aren't an issue.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($160.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $505.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 12:51 EDT-0400)

    u got fx 6300 and 7870 GHz
  4. AMD Radeon said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($160.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $505.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 12:51 EDT-0400)

    u got fx 6300 and 7870 GHz


    I'd go with this build but you wont need a PSU anywhere near as big as this, a 550W one will do you good and save some money, get it from corsair as well, they're a really great brand :)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500...
    or
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600...

    to use a 750w would take SLIing graphic cards and OCing way to much
  5. I can't delete this post for some reason..
  6. The prices are pretty off on the build, but if I were going for a lesser PSU, would this one be good for a build otherwise identical to Radeon's post?

    Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX500)

    Or what about this (much cheaper) Logisys psu? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170019
  7. no logisys psu, stay with corsair :)
  8. CX and logisys... sigh.

    Don't bother with those when a seasonic is priced very close to them which is a lot better than some crap PSU.
  9. I'm looking to save a few bucks, particularly on the $190 graphics card.

    Would a Radeon HD 7770 be a huge downgrade from the 7870? About a $80 savings for what appears to be not that huge of a difference. I'm not super interested in pushing my machine to its absolute limits and running everything on max ultra settings-- I just want something that's reliable and can definitely run most games comfortably.
  10. Best answer
    urinezombie said:
    I'm looking to save a few bucks, particularly on the $190 graphics card.

    Would a Radeon HD 7770 be a huge downgrade from the 7870? About a $80 savings for what appears to be not that huge of a difference. I'm not super interested in pushing my machine to its absolute limits and running everything on max ultra settings-- I just want something that's reliable and can definitely run most games comfortably.


    Yeah the 7770 should do that :) it's a good card.
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