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Please help with Budget pc build under $450

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April 19, 2014 2:23:51 AM

Hello I want to build my kids a pc under 450 bucks, not including case or os, that is able to play games like Minecraft with the nice mods and skyrim with decent framerate.

I want to go with Amd. I dont mind if it is atx or matx. I would like to get 8 gigs of ram if I could. I would like a x4 core cpu.

If you guys could help me it would be greatly appreciated. Also I seen the a10 7700k that is suppose to be a pretty good apu, do you guys recommend I do a cheap build with that?

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April 19, 2014 2:39:35 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.19 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($113.57 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $434.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-19 05:39 EDT-0400)
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April 19, 2014 2:50:30 AM

all these parts are compatible?
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April 19, 2014 2:52:57 AM

no there not. ofcourse they are.
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April 19, 2014 2:57:20 AM

haha. what type of frame rates do you think ill see, on what settings?
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April 19, 2014 2:59:22 AM

ultra 50+fps or so on those games.
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April 19, 2014 3:01:55 AM

what do you think of the a10 7700k paired with 2133 2x4 gb ram
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April 19, 2014 3:06:59 AM

thats great. but wont get the best with it in games. going with a gpu is much better.
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April 19, 2014 3:16:01 AM

does addin an gpu to an apu make a difference
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April 19, 2014 3:20:19 AM

I personally would never buy something like that for gaming for a few reasons, the main one being that having a dedicated card means the cpu has less to do, and you have a lot more tweaking options on the cards with programs like GPU tweak.

Another reason is this tech is relatively new so, I typically don't jump into the newest thing for a year or two anyways until they iron the bugs out.

Based on the reviews above, it seems to play games half decently so, if you're looking to save some cash you could always go with that cpu and buy a card later if you don't like how it performs.
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April 19, 2014 3:42:56 AM

can you tell me if this build is compatible

Kingston HyperX Beast 8 GB Kit (2x4 GB) 2133MHz DDR3 PC3-17000 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM XMP

AMD A10-7700K A

Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS

MSI Computer Corp. A88XM-E45
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April 19, 2014 4:24:41 AM

yes indeed. notice. more MHz more memory bandwidth for the apu. you'll be fine :) .
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April 19, 2014 4:27:32 AM

i need more than 2133 mhz?
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April 19, 2014 4:29:52 AM

this is what i recommend for the budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($80.74 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $446.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-19 07:29 EDT-0400)
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April 19, 2014 4:30:43 AM

2133Mhz is perfect for apu's just saying more mhz would give it slightly more performance.
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April 19, 2014 4:33:13 AM

i have to overclock your suggested mobo for 2133 mhz
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April 19, 2014 4:36:21 AM

you may want to go to bios and set the ram profile to 2133Mhz because it may set to 1600Mhz or 1333Mhz by default so be sure of that its set to 2133Mhz and you're fine :) .

thats no overclock you dont need that.
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April 19, 2014 4:46:17 AM

i would go for the a87m one. as they are more stable at overclocking in the future.
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April 19, 2014 4:47:58 AM

so no need for flashing bios on the msi? ready out the box?
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April 19, 2014 4:49:36 AM

ready out of the box. no need to bios update. but its best to do so that its more stable and more compatibility added and less problems. you're fine.
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April 19, 2014 4:58:58 AM

thats also ready out of the box.
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April 19, 2014 2:14:40 PM

Which of these is better. Without oc and 2133 mhz of ram
ASUS Micro ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboards A55BM-A/USB3

MSI Computer Corp. A88XM E45

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April 19, 2014 2:17:13 PM

the MSI Computer Corp. A88XM E45.
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April 19, 2014 2:20:35 PM

Cool and why. Thanks
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April 19, 2014 2:36:06 PM

a88xm handles better not saying the brand is better.
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April 19, 2014 2:54:29 PM

if I was to get an ASUS motherboard which would you recommend for my needs
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