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Time to step my game up. What direction to take?

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December 7, 2013 10:50:15 PM

My first AMD a10 5800k build has been serving me well for over a year now, but my dad came to me saying I should build a home/family PC. Figured it was a good time to upgrade my system and use my old components for the home rig. I'll be ditching my setup except for the case, h80i cooler, ram, disk drive.

I want to game 1080p high-ultra, pshop, and some video editing. I just bought a Asus 7850 which I intended to use with the a10. I'd like to try an Intel rig this time around, and I plan to overclock.

I need suggestions on cpu, psu(modular), mobo, ssd/hdd. I have a 500$ budget. If possible as future proof as possible.

Current specs
CPU: AMD a10 5800k oc 4.4ghz
Mobo: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35
Ram: G.Skill Ares 2x 4gb 1866 oc
PSU: Corsair cx430
HDD: 500gb WD Caviar Blue
Cooler: Corsair h80i


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December 7, 2013 10:57:29 PM
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December 7, 2013 11:04:04 PM

I like the cpu/mobo

but I'd like more storage. I was thinking about trying out this Seagate SSHD hybrid

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and dont have any experience with OCz psu. Anyone want to chime in on quality compared to Corsair. I know my little cx430 can push over what its rated.
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December 7, 2013 11:04:54 PM

Not much better than normal HDD
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December 7, 2013 11:10:20 PM

OCZ, Corsair, and Seasonic are some of the best PSU manufacturers and you are going to reuse your current HDD so get a 120GB SSD for OS and your most used programs
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December 7, 2013 11:13:15 PM

Thanks for the advice! Any comparable AMD rigs? I'd like to weigh all my options. FM2+/AM3+?
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December 7, 2013 11:21:21 PM

Thanks!
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December 7, 2013 11:48:40 PM

No problem, good luck, and if you have any other questions come on back to Tom's
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