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September 24, 2013 6:59:10 AM

I want to put together a new build for the family/wife and would like to incorporate a few things I have laying around.

I am a little more familiar with the high end, but I need suggestions for a build geared toward photo editing, web browsing, and very light gaming (minecraft for my daughter).

Mobo will need to be compatable with 2x this RAM HERE

Also have a cx430 psu sitting around that I plan to use.

I would like to keep the budget very reasonable and just need CPU, MOBO, and an acceptable but inexpensive case with 3 pin fans at this point. I appreciate any advice you guys can give. Thank you!

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September 24, 2013 7:26:20 AM

AMD A10-6800K Boxed
about 150 dollars with great onboard graphics, fine for minecraft.
PSU is fine and ram>

Motherboard a 50 dollar small motherboard will suffice, and a small case.

Your total part costs should be 250 dollars, its really about this processor, its a must in your situation.
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September 24, 2013 7:29:19 AM

Out of curiosity why the AMD APU? I do have 2 rigs running AMD, and FX 8100 and a A6 APU but have more recently went with Intel in most of my builds, would there be an advantage of going with the A10 over say a haswell i3 or i5?
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September 24, 2013 7:51:42 AM

bwall244 said:
Out of curiosity why the AMD APU? I do have 2 rigs running AMD, and FX 8100 and a A6 APU but have more recently went with Intel in most of my builds, would there be an advantage of going with the A10 over say a haswell i3 or i5?


Because AMD bought a company couple of years which specialised itself on APU, they have a massive lead over intel if it comes to the APU.

In combination with that nice set of RAM the PC will be fast enough to even play BTF3 (not on ultra but hey its playable).

The APU uses your RAM for the graphics, which as i can see is a nice set of ram which should give you a nice performance.


This PC will definitly be cheap and nice to use, thats what your opting for right? and hey a K version for you to play with later when its worn out.

You wont need a GPU at all with this, i just dont know any cheap amd motherboards out of the back of my head, but you should be able to get a 50 dollar motherboard period.

later on if drivers have improved allot more then you could crossfire the CPU's APU with your GPU installed later on. it should give you a massive FPS boost.

But as said! thats for later, to gets things down to the point, it will be a small invest but longterm best option for the price.

In short! Atvantage = 200 dollars approx.

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September 24, 2013 8:03:07 AM

Yeah it looks like it's a good fit and right now with a $25 newegg gift card. I'm partial to Asus Mobo and might need some help on the difference between D2 and D4, I have found one of each that fits well with what I want.

Any suggestions on case? Inexpensive but clean with connection to mobo headers?
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September 24, 2013 8:21:12 AM

bwall244 said:
Yeah it looks like it's a good fit and right now with a $25 newegg gift card. I'm partial to Asus Mobo and might need some help on the difference between D2 and D4, I have found one of each that fits well with what I want.

Any suggestions on case? Inexpensive but clean with connection to mobo headers?


Do you need USB 3.0 on the front? if not this is like 20-30 dollars:

Sharkoon VS3-S : 20-30 dollars
Antec New Solution VSK-3000E : Same price

TIP: i know this is dutch, prices are in euro but you dont need to speak dutch to use it.
http://www.beslist.nl/products/computers/comp_systeemka...

AWESOME overview of cases.

i dont know any case that does not connect to the front panel if that is what you mean, clarify D2 and D4 please there are allot of things with D2 and D4.


Edit: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/socket-fm2-motherbo...

We ofcourse want cheaper but it might give you a better insight in motherboards for this CPU.
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September 24, 2013 9:06:03 AM

Looking at motherboards there are socket FM2 showing Hudson D2 and Hudson D4 for the chipset, I'm confused if there is any real difference between these two and google isn't helping much.
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September 25, 2013 12:39:05 AM

bwall244 said:
Looking at motherboards there are socket FM2 showing Hudson D2 and Hudson D4 for the chipset, I'm confused if there is any real difference between these two and google isn't helping much.


i am sincerely lost in this too, tried googeling...i have never seen such vague results, shall we open up a new topic?

if put the link down here!
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