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April 21, 2014 4:07:56 AM

Hi i was thinking of building my first pc for light gaming eg portal and steam games. I don't have much experience with how parts affect performance so i am looking for a second opinion. The current parts list is:
AMD a10 7700k
Msi fm2-a75ma-e35
16 gigabytes crucial ballistix ram 1866 mhz (2x8gb)
Wd caviar blue 500gb
Sandisk 64gb ssd 2.5"
Lite on 4x blu ray reader
Tp link wifi card (300mbps)
Corsair cx430m semi modular psu


There is no video card i will see if the inbuilt video is good enough.
The case is a weird upside down mounting system the motherboard mounts on the other side compared to most pcs.
I can give links if needed

edit/sidenotes:
i will be installing windows 8 or 7 along side windows xp. XP will be used for legacy support for old games i have picked up.
also i live in the uk so i might not be able to order somethings however i am willing to pay shipping.

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April 21, 2014 5:21:28 AM

i suggest you this rig instead
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3vFCh
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.73 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£59.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.09 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card (£116.40 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£52.84 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£41.70 @ Aria PC)
Total: £540.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 13:21 BST+0100)
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April 21, 2014 8:53:54 PM

badboyrog2 said:
i suggest you this rig instead
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3vFCh
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.73 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£59.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.09 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card (£116.40 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£52.84 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£41.70 @ Aria PC)
Total: £540.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 13:21 BST+0100)

This is better.... but did AMD really create a R7 265? o_O
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