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January 20, 2014 12:24:28 AM

Hello Sir,

I was planing to buy a New PC Since my current pc is getting outdated and old

what do think about this build:


Processor:AMD APU A8-5600K BOX 3.6Ghz Processor FM2 Socket

RAM: 2X Corsair Vengeance® Low Profile — 4GB DDR3 Memory Kit (Total Ram:8GB)

HDD:Seagate Barracuda 3TB Hard Drive HD-ST3TAS3

Graphics Card:SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5

Power Supply:Corsair Builder Series CX, 750 Watt, ATX, EPS12V, PS/2, Power Supply

Motherboard:ASUS Motherboard A85XM-A

DVD Drive:LG SUPER MULTI INTERNAL 24X DVD REWRITER

Case:Corsair Carbide Series® 200R ATX Case, Black Mid Tower Case

What do think?

I Hope that it will be able to play the latest games like call of duty ghosts,battlefield 4,batman arkham origins etc


Please reply Thank You

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January 20, 2014 12:31:29 AM

epicgamer41 said:
Hello Sir,

I was planing to buy a New PC Since my current pc is getting outdated and old

what do think about this build:


Processor:AMD APU A8-5600K BOX 3.6Ghz Processor FM2 Socket

RAM: 2X Corsair Vengeance® Low Profile — 4GB DDR3 Memory Kit (Total Ram:8GB)

HDD:Seagate Barracuda 3TB Hard Drive HD-ST3TAS3

Graphics Card:SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5

Power Supply:Corsair Builder Series CX, 750 Watt, ATX, EPS12V, PS/2, Power Supply

Motherboard:ASUS Motherboard A85XM-A

DVD Drive:LG SUPER MULTI INTERNAL 24X DVD REWRITER

Case:Corsair Carbide Series® 200R ATX Case, Black Mid Tower Case

What do think?

I Hope that it will be able to play the latest games like call of duty ghosts,battlefield 4,batman arkham origins etc


Please reply Thank You



It will run all the games very good indeed, but you really shouldn't be pairing an APU with a dedicated graphics card because you just don't use the integrated graphics of it, and you're sure will be paying alot extra for that.

Try to get atleast an amd fx 6300 with am3+ motherboard. or if you want to go Intel pick one of the lowest tier i5's.

Further it's a very nice setup

wish you Good Luck!

don't forget to pick a solution :p 
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January 20, 2014 12:52:45 AM

fruiten2 said:
epicgamer41 said:
Hello Sir,

I was planing to buy a New PC Since my current pc is getting outdated and old

what do think about this build:


Processor:AMD APU A8-5600K BOX 3.6Ghz Processor FM2 Socket

RAM: 2X Corsair Vengeance® Low Profile — 4GB DDR3 Memory Kit (Total Ram:8GB)

HDD:Seagate Barracuda 3TB Hard Drive HD-ST3TAS3

Graphics Card:SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5

Power Supply:Corsair Builder Series CX, 750 Watt, ATX, EPS12V, PS/2, Power Supply

Motherboard:ASUS Motherboard A85XM-A

DVD Drive:LG SUPER MULTI INTERNAL 24X DVD REWRITER

Case:Corsair Carbide Series® 200R ATX Case, Black Mid Tower Case

What do think?

I Hope that it will be able to play the latest games like call of duty ghosts,battlefield 4,batman arkham origins etc


Please reply Thank You



It will run all the games very good indeed, but you really shouldn't be pairing an APU with a dedicated graphics card because you just don't use the integrated graphics of it, and you're sure will be paying alot extra for that.

Try to get atleast an amd fx 6300 with am3+ motherboard. or if you want to go Intel pick one of the lowest tier i5's.

Further it's a very nice setup

wish you Good Luck!

don't forget to pick a solution :p 



Thank You Soo Much fruiten2

I Can Not Find The AMD FX-6300 In My Country And The Intel Core i5 processors that are available are little expensive then APU A8-5600K.So I guess i have to stick with this processor:??: 


Thanks Once Again:) 
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January 20, 2014 1:01:33 AM

Are there a reason you need 3tb HDD.
I would also recommend getting a western digital HDD over seagate, as they cost about the same and Western Digital is more reliable(lesser failure rates).
750w is little overkill, 600w should be more than enough. Which country do you live in, as I might be able to help finding that goddamn fx 6300.
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January 20, 2014 1:14:33 AM

epicgamer41 said:
fruiten2 said:
epicgamer41 said:
Hello Sir,

I was planing to buy a New PC Since my current pc is getting outdated and old

what do think about this build:


Processor:AMD APU A8-5600K BOX 3.6Ghz Processor FM2 Socket

RAM: 2X Corsair Vengeance® Low Profile — 4GB DDR3 Memory Kit (Total Ram:8GB)

HDD:Seagate Barracuda 3TB Hard Drive HD-ST3TAS3

Graphics Card:SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5

Power Supply:Corsair Builder Series CX, 750 Watt, ATX, EPS12V, PS/2, Power Supply

Motherboard:ASUS Motherboard A85XM-A

DVD Drive:LG SUPER MULTI INTERNAL 24X DVD REWRITER

Case:Corsair Carbide Series® 200R ATX Case, Black Mid Tower Case

What do think?

I Hope that it will be able to play the latest games like call of duty ghosts,battlefield 4,batman arkham origins etc


Please reply Thank You



It will run all the games very good indeed, but you really shouldn't be pairing an APU with a dedicated graphics card because you just don't use the integrated graphics of it, and you're sure will be paying alot extra for that.

Try to get atleast an amd fx 6300 with am3+ motherboard. or if you want to go Intel pick one of the lowest tier i5's.

Further it's a very nice setup

wish you Good Luck!

don't forget to pick a solution :p 



Thank You Soo Much fruiten2

I Can Not Find The AMD FX-6300 In My Country And The Intel Core i5 processors that are available are little expensive then APU A8-5600K.So I guess i have to stick with this processor:??: 


Thanks Once Again:) 


you're welcome :p 

you can also pick an i3 3220 which is right on par with an hd 7870 and won't bottleneck it, if there is more avaibility for that.

although the fx 6300 is stronger than the i3.

What vmN says by the way is also true 600watts will be more than enough and could even power an hd 7950.

He is also completely right about western digital i Always used hard drives from WD and they did Always great.

Good luck!

but don't get an APU as long as you want an dedicated graphcs card :p 

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January 20, 2014 1:18:22 AM

vmN said:
Are there a reason you need 3tb HDD.
I would also recommend getting a western digital HDD over seagate, as they cost about the same and Western Digital is more reliable(lesser failure rates).
750w is little overkill, 600w should be more than enough. Which country do you live in, as I might be able to help finding that goddamn fx 6300.


i live saudi arabia and thank you for the advice on hdd i will try to get wb.
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January 20, 2014 1:18:46 AM

Your CPU choice is very poor. Even the ancient Phenom II processors outclass it. Your ability to play modern games with this processor will be very limited. The FX-6300 fruiten2 suggested is an entry-level-processor that I would not really recommend for a "gaming" PC, but it can be the best your budget supports. Your APU A8-5600K, however, is even significantly slower than the FX-6300!

You also picked an obsolete graphics card. Why not buy one that is still being produced?

Finally, your PSU is oversized for the configuration you pointed out. 600W would be ample for this. You really need more power if you are using a high-end graphics card, but that would be silly in your case, because your budget is apparently so tight that you should put primary focus on getting a decent CPU. The best graphics card will be useless if your CPU cannot handle the game.

So my suggestions are:

  • Get the best CPU your budget can afford. (Unfortunately you did not specify how large your budget is.) The FX-6300 is the absolute minimum. It is not even a good gaming processor, and anything worse will be useless. An alternative is an Intel Core i3 if you cannot afford the (really recommendable) Core i5. And do not tell us some CPUs are not available where you live. There are plenty of internet vendors, and there is even Ebay. If you want a certain CPU, you can get it, and ordering it online will usually also be cheaper.
  • Reduce your PSU to 600W. Get a Seasonic for maximum quality.
  • Save money on your graphics card big time. This is really where you can adjust your build to fit into your budget. Get a graphics card that is not stronger than your CPU can supply with data. Remember that if the graphics card (GPU) is too slow, you can always tone down details, but if the CPU is too slow, there is nothing you can do. Also, you can upgrade your GPU later by simply replacing the card and installing a new driver. Upgrading your CPU to a better class often requires replacing the mainboard as well, possibly also the memory, and often reinstalling Windows from scratch.

  • On the other hand, there is no point in buying an obsolete graphics card. Pick a cheap one from the current line of cards available on the market. In your case I would suggest a Radeon R7 250 for now. Invest all the saved money into the best CPU you can obtain. (For a Radeon R7 250 a 420W PSU would do nicely, but you may want to stick with the 600W one so you have reserves for future GPU upgrades.
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    January 20, 2014 1:25:48 AM

    vmN said:
    Are there a reason you need 3tb HDD.
    I would also recommend getting a western digital HDD over seagate, as they cost about the same and Western Digital is more reliable(lesser failure rates).
    750w is little overkill, 600w should be more than enough. Which country do you live in, as I might be able to help finding that goddamn fx 6300.



    do you think that this power supply is good:

    power supply:Corsair Gaming Series, 600 Watt, 80+ Bronze, ATX, Power Suply
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    January 20, 2014 1:28:35 AM

    epicgamer41 said:

    do you think that this power supply is good:

    power supply:Corsair Gaming Series, 600 Watt, 80+ Bronze, ATX, Power Suply

    Should be fine, but if i remember correctly it is rather expensive(Cant remember).

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    January 20, 2014 1:31:03 AM

    It is certainly not a bad choice, even though Seasonic is better.

    Another thought: Since you said you are living in Saudi-Arabia, you may want an Intel CPU because these consume less power and consequently emit less heat than their AMD counterparts (at same or better performance). Reports have it that it is hot enough as it is where you live, and you may be interested in as little additional heat being blown into your room as possible.
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    January 20, 2014 1:48:48 AM

    DeathAndPain said:
    Your CPU choice is very poor. Even the ancient Phenom II processors outclass it. Your ability to play modern games with this processor will be very limited. The FX-6300 fruiten2 suggested is an entry-level-processor that I would not really recommend for a "gaming" PC, but it can be the best your budget supports. Your APU A8-5600K, however, is even significantly slower than the FX-6300!

    You also picked an obsolete graphics card. Why not buy one that is still being produced?

    Finally, your PSU is oversized for the configuration you pointed out. 600W would be ample for this. You really need more power if you are using a high-end graphics card, but that would be silly in your case, because your budget is apparently so tight that you should put primary focus on getting a decent CPU. The best graphics card will be useless if your CPU cannot handle the game.

    So my suggestions are:

    • Get the best CPU your budget can afford. (Unfortunately you did not specify how large your budget is.) The FX-6300 is the absolute minimum. It is not even a good gaming processor, and anything worse will be useless. An alternative is an Intel Core i3 if you cannot afford the (really recommendable) Core i5. And do not tell us some CPUs are not available where you live. There are plenty of internet vendors, and there is even Ebay. If you want a certain CPU, you can get it, and ordering it online will usually also be cheaper.
    • Reduce your PSU to 600W. Get a Seasonic for maximum quality.
    • Save money on your graphics card big time. This is really where you can adjust your build to fit into your budget. Get a graphics card that is not stronger than your CPU can supply with data. Remember that if the graphics card (GPU) is too slow, you can always tone down details, but if the CPU is too slow, there is nothing you can do. Also, you can upgrade your GPU later by simply replacing the card and installing a new driver. Upgrading your CPU to a better class often requires replacing the mainboard as well, possibly also the memory, and often reinstalling Windows from scratch.

  • On the other hand, there is no point in buying an obsolete graphics card. Pick a cheap one from the current line of cards available on the market. In your case I would suggest a Radeon R7 250 for now. Invest all the saved money into the best CPU you can obtain. (For a Radeon R7 250 a 420W PSU would do nicely, but you may want to stick with the 600W one so you have reserves for future GPU upgrades.



  • Here Are Some Changes i made. I Was Able To Find A Core i5 At Average Price

    Processor:Intel Core i5 4440 3.1GHz 6MB LGA1150

    Motherboard:MSI Motherboard B85M-E33

    Power Supply:Corsair Gaming Series, 600 Watt, 80+ Bronze, ATX, Power Supply
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    January 20, 2014 1:59:30 AM

    Excellent decision. You will not be disappointed. The difference to the A8 is light years performance-wise.
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    January 20, 2014 2:51:40 AM

    Thank You All For Helping Me:) 


    I Will Build This PC After Couple Of Months When Ever I Have Enough Money:) 




    Thanks To All Of You Who Helped Me.Love You Guys:) 
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    January 20, 2014 4:34:11 AM

    asad dab said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2vYnt no go for this one


    There is so many things wrong with this.

    8320 > 8350 all day.
    doesn't include CPU cooler.
    bad motherboard.
    16GB ram, 8GB would be more than enough.
    Should have gotten a wd blue, only a couple of buck more.
    This one right here is really important. NEVER EVER GET A CASE WITH A PSU, IT'S MADE TO FAIL.
    The quality of the PSU is low, why risk the entire build just because you cheaped out?
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    January 20, 2014 5:09:50 AM

    Worst mistake is that pcpartpicker is not really suitable for people residing in Saudi-Arabia...
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    January 20, 2014 5:12:02 AM

    DeathAndPain said:
    Worst mistake is that pcpartpicker is not really suitable for people residing in Saudi-Arabia...

    True, but it can give an image of which products he should be looking for.

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    January 20, 2014 5:13:26 AM

    For what purpose? He already found an excellent solution.
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    January 20, 2014 5:16:19 AM

    DeathAndPain said:
    For what purpose? He already found an excellent solution.

    There always need to be a solutions. There might be an better solution.
    You dont take the first as the best.

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    January 20, 2014 5:18:36 AM

    More philosophical than practical, especially as he summarized the best solution himself.
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    January 21, 2014 5:58:03 AM

    asad dab said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2vYnt no go for this one




    The GTX 770 Is Expensive In Saudi Arabia its 1,950.00 SAR And The Sapphire HD 7870 Ghz Edition is 1,200,00 SAR So if i go with sapphire i will be saving some money and vmH is correct NEVER EVER GET A CASE WITH A PSU, IT'S MADE TO FAIL. and that the motherboard is not good and 8gb ram should be more then enough for gaming.DeathAndPain also said that you may want an Intel CPU because these consume less power and consequently emit less heat than their AMD counterparts (at same or better performance). Reports have it that it is hot enough as it is where you live

    So I Guess I have to stick with the one i am going to bulid:) 


    Thanks Anyways:) 
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    January 21, 2014 6:20:20 AM

    guys i changed the psu do u think that this psu will be fine it is little cheaper then the last one


    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 80+ Bronze, 600 Watt, ATX, EPS12V, PS/2, Power Supply
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    January 21, 2014 8:02:34 AM

    This PSU will do nicely.
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