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October 27, 2013 3:14:52 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TKNJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TKNJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TKNJ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus F2A85-M PRO Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($38.42 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $605.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 06:12 EDT-0400)

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October 27, 2013 3:22:08 AM

I would not choose an APU for a gaming PC with a dedicated GPU. FX-4300, FX-6300, or Intel i3 would be much better choices. The PSU you picked is really good, but there are models nearly as good for a lot less in that power range.
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October 27, 2013 3:22:57 AM

The proccesor you have picked is an APU [CPU with integrated graphics] hence it will not be able to use the 650ti boost.

Change the CPU to 6300
Change the Motherboard to Asus m5a97 R2.0
Upgrade the case from micro to mid tower full atx
Try upgrading from 650ti boost to 660
Change the PSU to Seasonic S12ii 620W [Same price as the one you selected]
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October 27, 2013 3:46:43 AM

acid1drinker said:
The proccesor you have picked is an APU [CPU with integrated graphics] hence it will not be able to use the 650ti boost.

Change the CPU to 6300
Change the Motherboard to Asus m5a97 R2.0
Upgrade the case from micro to mid tower full atx
Try upgrading from 650ti boost to 660
Change the PSU to Seasonic S12ii 620W [Same price as the one you selected]


I disagree . you can still use a Dedicated Graphics card with an integrated one in your CPU.
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October 27, 2013 3:47:27 AM

Get this , it's better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($172.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($38.42 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $618.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 06:47 EDT-0400)
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October 27, 2013 4:01:04 AM

I really hate PCPartPicker. It includes MAIL-IN rebates in the final price and those are in no way guaranteed even if you're willing to wait the 12 weeks for your check to arrive.
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October 27, 2013 4:07:49 AM

hapkido said:
I really hate PCPartPicker. It includes MAIL-IN rebates in the final price and those are in no way guaranteed even if you're willing to wait the 12 weeks for your check to arrive.


You can remove it
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October 27, 2013 4:15:36 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
hapkido said:
I really hate PCPartPicker. It includes MAIL-IN rebates in the final price and those are in no way guaranteed even if you're willing to wait the 12 weeks for your check to arrive.


You can remove it


But then your build is $49 (a not insignificant 8%) over his $600 budget. PCPartPicker is very misleading over what the final checkout price is.
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October 27, 2013 7:44:55 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
Get this , it's better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($172.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($38.42 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $618.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 06:47 EDT-0400)


+1 to this build

Yes the dedicated gpu will work with the apu but then there is no point in buying an APU, one is better of with a CPU + GPU
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October 28, 2013 6:51:03 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
Get this , it's better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($172.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($38.42 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $618.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 06:47 EDT-0400)


looks good, thanks : D
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also i use PCPartPicker as a ref, not a price tag.
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