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October 19, 2013 10:32:08 AM

Hello everyone, first and foremost I want to make this clear that I am not looking to make this a high end gaming desktop. If it could simply run a game such as League of Legends on max settings with 60 FPS that would be perfect. I also would like some insight on what else you guys might put in the system for a little more money (or less if you think I am spending too much in certain areas.) And also I want to double check with someone else that all these parts are compatible with one another. Thanks for your time and help ahead of time!

The System will be built as follows:

OS
Windows 7 64 Bit

Case
DiabloTek CPA-0280 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case
(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)

MOBO
BIOSTAR AMD A55MD2
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

CPU
AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

GPU
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

HDD
Hard Drive that was in my old HP Pavilion Slimline (500GB 7200RPM)


PSU
I will be using the 450W Diablotek PSU that comes with the case
(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)

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October 19, 2013 11:02:51 AM

I would prefer to change up the PSU. Diablotek is utter crap. Get a Corsair CX500W or CX430W. If your willing to spend more , get the XFX ProSeries 550W - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

Here's something better -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($34.02 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) ($92.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $450.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-19 14:01 EDT-0400)

If you can add more money , get the XFX PSU. Kick OS if you dont need it. :) 
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October 19, 2013 11:39:56 AM

I second the recommendation not to get a cheap case with built in PSU. You want a reputable company to make the PSU.

The recommendation below provided above is a much better choice for the money. AMD's A series integrated chips are nice for builds without GPU, but if you are buying a significant external GPU there isnt a reason to go that route. Their crossfire thing is not worth it in a big, well cooled case. Spending more on the GPU is a good idea.

For a little more you could get an intel build if you wanted, but at this price range AMD is a better value.
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October 19, 2013 11:44:52 AM

deadlockedworld said:
I second the recommendation not to get a cheap case with built in PSU. You want a reputable company to make the PSU.

The recommendation below provided above is a much better choice for the money. AMD's A series integrated chips are nice for builds without GPU, but if you are buying a significant external GPU there isnt a reason to go that route. Their crossfire thing is not worth it in a big, well cooled case. Spending more on the GPU is a good idea.

For a little more you could get an intel build if you wanted, but at this price range AMD is a better value.


So you're saying to buy a different motherboard, so I can buy an AM3 socket CPU and then spend more on the GPU?

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October 19, 2013 9:16:43 PM

NathanWilker said:
deadlockedworld said:
I second the recommendation not to get a cheap case with built in PSU. You want a reputable company to make the PSU.

The recommendation below provided above is a much better choice for the money. AMD's A series integrated chips are nice for builds without GPU, but if you are buying a significant external GPU there isnt a reason to go that route. Their crossfire thing is not worth it in a big, well cooled case. Spending more on the GPU is a good idea.

For a little more you could get an intel build if you wanted, but at this price range AMD is a better value.


So you're saying to buy a different motherboard, so I can buy an AM3 socket CPU and then spend more on the GPU?



Nope. He probably meant to stay away from the APUs. The APUs arent *that* good for medium gaming. A R7-260X + FM2 Athlon II is far more better. If you can go to 500$ ( including OS ) you could get a i3 + B75/B85 chipset mobo too.
But if you just to stick to the APUs , get the A10-6800K + 2133MHz of RAM or 1866 atleast. Dual GPU is far more poor and less performing. You are least likely to play a game without issues.
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October 19, 2013 10:07:34 PM

Here's an APU build which will let you OC aswell -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) ($92.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $461.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-20 00:27 EDT-0400)

The A88X chipset also allows a huge OCing headroom and along with the CM 212 EVO you can OC to 4.5GHz or just cool around with stock.
Later on you can add a GPU and let the APU be a CPU only. Native PCIe 3.0x16 allows GPU to be used to its full potential. DDR3 2133MHz of 8GB RAM gives enough VRAM and speed. The HyperX Predators can be putted in the last two DIMM slots of you mobo.
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October 20, 2013 7:18:11 PM

CommentariesAnd More said:
NathanWilker said:
deadlockedworld said:
I second the recommendation not to get a cheap case with built in PSU. You want a reputable company to make the PSU.

The recommendation below provided above is a much better choice for the money. AMD's A series integrated chips are nice for builds without GPU, but if you are buying a significant external GPU there isnt a reason to go that route. Their crossfire thing is not worth it in a big, well cooled case. Spending more on the GPU is a good idea.

For a little more you could get an intel build if you wanted, but at this price range AMD is a better value.


So you're saying to buy a different motherboard, so I can buy an AM3 socket CPU and then spend more on the GPU?



Nope. He probably meant to stay away from the APUs. The APUs arent *that* good for medium gaming. A R7-260X + FM2 Athlon II is far more better. If you can go to 500$ ( including OS ) you could get a i3 + B75/B85 chipset mobo too.
But if you just to stick to the APUs , get the A10-6800K + 2133MHz of RAM or 1866 atleast. Dual GPU is far more poor and less performing. You are least likely to play a game without issues.


Thanks. Yes I meant that a separate CPU and GPU is a better value if you arent constrained by space, temperature, etc.
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