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I'm building a new computer with new and old parts and I would like some suggestions.

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November 28, 2013 11:35:01 AM

I am not that experienced with computer hardware and I would like to have some advice on a build that I am thinking of. Please give me any suggestions on what would be best for the system.

I would like to reuse these parts from a desktop that I have now:
- AMD A10-5700 APU 3.4GHz (Radeon HD 7660D integrated graphics)
- 10Gb DDR3 ram
- 1tb Hard Drive 5400rpm
- CD drive

I would like to get these new parts:
- Motherboard: MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
- Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
- Power Supply: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V (650W) (Bronze Rated)
I originally wanted to upgrade because of the integrated graphics of the A10-5700 APU. For the graphics card I would like to get the ASUS GTX-670.

Here are urls to the new items listed above on Newegg.com in the order above
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681313066...
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681113900...
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681713900...
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681412163...

I have all the other accessories like a mouse and keypad. I have an ethernet connection for the computer so a wireless card isn't necessary. I am not interested in an SSD and although my 5400rpm hard drive could be considered slow at today's standards, I do not have any issues with it. The old hardware that I am using is from a HP Pavilion computer I purchased last year.

Are there any problems with this desktop and should all of the hardware work together?
Is there potential for upgrades on this computer in the future?
Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks,
Eric
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November 28, 2013 12:01:55 PM

Your CPU will bottleneck the gtx670 in alot of games.
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November 28, 2013 1:21:03 PM

tiny voices said:
Your CPU will bottleneck the gtx670 in alot of games.


So the processing power of the A10 limits the potential of the gtx670? Do you recommend that I find a new motherboard and processor?
Thanks for the quick reply
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November 29, 2013 9:54:16 AM

Yes, definitely. Look for an fx-6300 and an am3+ motherboard if you are on a budget.
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